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Sep 4, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.    September 4 Victory Without Battle But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the Lord their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen. (Hosea 1:7)  Precious word. Jehovah Himself will deliver His people in the greatness of...
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Sep 3, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.    September 3 Out of Spiritual Death And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves. (Ezekiel 37:13)  Indeed it must be so: those who receive life from the dead are sure to recognize the hand of the Lord in such a resurrection....
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Sep 2, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.   September 2 Follow to Know Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord. (Hosea 6:3)  Not all at once, but by degrees shall we attain to holy knowledge, and our business is to persevere and learn by little and little. We need not despair, though our progress may be slow, for we shall yet...
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Sep 1, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  September 1 Abiding in Obedience, in Love If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love. (John 15:10)  These things cannot be parted—abiding in obedience and abiding in the love of Jesus. A life under the rule of Christ can alone prove that we are the objects of our Lord's delight. We must...
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Aug 31, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. August 31 Divine, Ever-Living, Unchanging But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. (1 Peter 1:25)  All human teaching and, indeed, all human beings shall pass away as the grass of the meadow; but we are here assured that the Word of the...
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Aug 30, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. August 30 Solace, Security, Satisfaction Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow. (2 Samuel 23:5)  This is not so much one promise as an...
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Aug 29, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. August 29 Plentiful Refreshment Their soul shall be as a watered garden. (Jeremiah 31:12)  Oh, to have one's soul under heavenly cultivation; no longer a wilderness but a garden of the Lord! Enclosed from the waste, walled around by grace, planted by instruction, visited by love, weeded by heavenly...
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Aug 28, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. August 28 Out of Any Circumstance As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me. (Psalm 55:16)  Yes, I must and will pray. What else can I do! What better can I do? Betrayed, forsaken, grieved, baffled, O my Lord, I will call upon Thee. My Ziklag is in ashes, and men speak of stoning me;...
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Aug 27, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. August 27 Choice Men I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. (Isaiah 48:10)  This has long been the motto fixed before our eye upon the wall of our bedroom, and in many ways it has also been written on our heart. It is no mean thing to be chosen of God. God's choice makes chosen men choice men....
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Aug 26, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  August 26 He of Tender Conscience I will judge between cattle and cattle. (Ezekiel 34:22)  Some are fat and flourishing, and therefore they are unkind to the feeble. This is a grievous sin and causes much sorrow. Those thrustings with side and with shoulder, those pushings of the diseased with the...
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Aug 25, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  August 25 Food and Rest I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God. (Ezekiel 34:15)  Under the divine shepherd saints are fed to the full. Theirs is not a windy, unsatisfying mess of mere human "thought," but the Lord feeds them upon the solid, substantial...
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Aug 24, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  August 24 God Above Human Philosophy For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. (1 Corinthians 1:19)  This verse is a threatening so far as the worldly wise are concerned, but to the simple believer it is a promise. The...
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Aug 23, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  August 23 Love and Seek True Wisdom I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. (Proverbs 8:17)  Wisdom loves her lovers and seeks her seekers. He is already wise who seeks to be wise, and he has almost found wisdom who diligently seeks her. What is true of wisdom in general...
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Aug 22, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  August 22 Wrath to God's Glory Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain. (Psalm 76:10)  Wicked men will be wrathful. Their anger we must endure as the badge of our calling, the token of our separation from them: if we were of the world, the world would love...
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Aug 21, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  August 21 Night of Weeping; Joyous Day For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. (Psalm 30:5)  A moment under our Father's anger seems very long, and yet it is but a moment after all. If we grieve His Spirit, we cannot look...
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Aug 20, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  August 20 Deliverance Not Limited He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. (Job 5:19)  Eliphaz in this spoke the truth of God. We may have as many troubles as the workdays of the week, but the God who worked on those six days will work for us till our...
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Aug 19, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. August 19 Reward for the Righteous So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth. (Psalm 58:11)  God's judgments in this life are not always clearly to be seen, for in many cases one event happeneth alike to all. This is the state of...
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Aug 18, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. August 18 Seekers, Finders If thou seek him, he will be found of thee. (1 Chronicles 28:9)  We need our God; He is to be had for the seeking, and He will not deny Himself to any one of us if we personally seek His face. It is not if thou deserve Him, or purchase His favor, but merely if thou...
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Aug 17, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. August 17 Who Has the Majority? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. (2 Kings 6:16)  Horses and chariots and a great host shut up the prophet in Dothan. His young servant was alarmed. How could they escape from such a body of armed men? But the prophet...
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Aug 16, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. August 16 Uncover and Confess Sin He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)  Here is the way of mercy for a guilty and repenting sinner. He must cease from the habit of covering sin. This is attempted by falsehood, which denies...
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Aug 15, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. August 15 A Name Guarantee And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son, (John 14:13)  It is not every believer who has yet learned to pray in Christ's name. To ask not only for His sake, but in His name, as authorized by Him, is a high order of...
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Aug 13, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  August 14 Child Chastisement Not Forever And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever. (1 Kings 11:39)  In the family of grace there is discipline, and that discipline is severe enough to make it an evil and a bitter thing to sin. Solomon, turned aside by his foreign wives, had set...
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Aug 13, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  Before and During the Call It shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. (Isaiah 65:24)  Quick work this! The Lord hears us before we call and often answers us in the same speedy manner. Foreseeing our needs and our prayers, He so arranges...
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Aug 12, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  August 12 Light in Darkness For thou art my lamp, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness. (2 Samuel 22:29)  Am I in the light? Then Thou, O Lord, art my lamp. Take Thee away and my joy would be gone; but as long as Thou art with me, I can do without the torches of time and the candles of created...
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Aug 11, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. August 11 Waiting, Not Running Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. (Psalm 62:1)  Blessed posture! Waiting truly and only upon the Lord. Be this our condition all this day and every day. Waiting His leisure, waiting in His service, waiting in joyful expectation, waiting in...
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Aug 10, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. August 10 He Lowers to Raise The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. (1 Samuel 2:7)  All my changes come from Him who never changes. If I had grown rich, I should have seen His hand in it, and I should have praised Him; let me equally see His hand if I am made poor, and...
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Aug 9, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. August 9 Pruning for Fruit-Bearing Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. (John 15:2)  This is a precious promise to one who lives for fruitfulness. At first it seems to wear a sharp aspect. Must...
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Aug 8, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. August 8 Confidence Not Misplaced The Lord God will help me. (Isaiah 50:7)  These are in prophecy the words of Messiah in the day of His obedience unto death, when He gave His back to the smiters and His cheeks to them that plucked off the hair. He was confident in divine support and trusted in Jehovah....
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Aug 7, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  August 7 Rules for Prosperity Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:7)  Yes, the Lord will...
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Aug 6, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  August 6 Go; Take Your Property Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged. (Deuteronomy 1:21)  There is a heritage of grace which we ought to be bold enough to win for our...
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Aug 5, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  August 5 Law in the Heart The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. (Psalm 37:31)  Put the law into the heart, and the whole man is right. This is where the law should be; for then it lies, like the tables of stone in the ark, in the place appointed for it. In the head it...
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Aug 4, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  August 4 He Blesses and Keeps The Lord bless thee, and keep thee. (Numbers 6:24)  This first clause of the high priest's benediction is substantially a promise. That blessing which our great High Priest pronounces upon us is sure to come, for He speaks the mind of God. What a joy to abide under the...
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Aug 3, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  August 3 The Right to Holy Things But if the priest buy any soul with his money, he shall eat of it, and he that is born in his house: they shall eat of his meat. (Leviticus 22:11)  Strangers, sojourners, and servants upon hire were not to eat of holy things. It is so in spiritual matters still. But...
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Aug 2, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  August 2 Speak What He Teaches Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. (Exodus 4:12)  Many a true servant of the Lord is slow of speech, and when called upon to plead for his Lord, he is in great confusion lest he should spoil a good cause by his bad...
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Aug 1, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. August 1 Covenant Reaches Children And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. (Genesis 17:7)  O Lord, Thou hast made a covenant with me, Thy servant, in Christ Jesus my...
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Jul 31, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 31 An Appeal; Deliverance And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. (Psalm 50:15)  This is a promise indeed! Here is an urgent occasion—"the day of trouble." It is dark at noon on such a day, and every hour seems blacker than the one which...
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Jul 30, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 30 Promise of Future Meeting I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice. (John 16:22)  Surely He will come a second time, and then, when He sees us and we see Him, there will be rejoicings indeed. Oh, for that joyous return! But this promise is being daily fulfilled in another sense. Our...
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Jul 29, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 29 He Routs Our Enemy He hath cast out thine enemy. (Zephaniah 3:15)  What a casting out was that! Satan has lost his throne in our nature even as he lost his seat in heaven. Our Lord Jesus has destroyed the enemy's reigning power over us. He may worry us, but he cannot claim us as his own. His...
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Jul 28, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 28 Bow Down; Be Lifted Up Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. (1 Peter 5:6)  This is tantamount to a promise: if we will bow down, the Lord will lift us up. Humility leads to honor; submission is the way to exaltation. That same hand of God...
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Jul 27, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 27 More than Mere Words I will give you the sure mercies of David. (Acts 13:34)  Nothing of man is sure; but everything of God is so. Especially are covenant mercies sure mercies, even as David said "an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure." We are sure that the Lord meant...
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Jul 26, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 26 A Change of Name And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali; for I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name. (Hosea 2:16-17)  That day has come. We view our God no more...
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Jul 25, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 25 Nothing to Alarm Us But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days. (Daniel 12:13)  We cannot understand all the prophecies, but yet we regard them with pleasure and not with dismay. There can be nothing in the Father's decree which should...
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Jul 24, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 24 Perfect Purity He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment. (Revelation 3:5)  Warrior of the cross, fight on! Never rest till thy victory is complete, for thine eternal reward will prove worthy of a life of warfare. See, here is perfect purity for thee! A few in Sardis kept...
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Jul 23, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 23 Absolutely No Remembrance And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. (Hebrews 10:17)  According to this gracious covenant the Lord treats His people as if they had never sinned. Practically, He forgets all their trespasses. Sins of all kinds He treats as if they had never been, as if...
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Jul 22, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 22 An Eternal Pledge And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness; and thou shalt know the Lord. (Hosea 2:19-20)  Betrothment unto the Lord! What...
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Jul 21, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 21 Shine as Many Stars And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. (Daniel 12:3)  Here is something to wake me up. This is worth living for. To be wise is a noble thing in itself: in this place it...
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Jul 20, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 20 Looking for Him Unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. (Hebrews 9:28)  This is our hope. He to whom we have already looked as coming once to bear the sins of many will have another manifestation to the sons of men; this is a happy prospect in...
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Jul 19, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 19 Heavy-Duty Shoes Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be. (Deuteronomy 33:25)  Here are two things provided for the pilgrim: shoes and strength. As for the shoes: they are very needful for traveling along rough ways and for trampling upon deadly foes. We shall...
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Jul 17, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 17 Valiant for Truth The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. (Daniel 11:32)  "The Lord is a man of war, Jehovah is his name." Those who enlist under His banner shall have a Commander who will train them for the conflict and give them both vigor and valor. The...
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Jul 16, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 16 Word to Him Who Halts I will save her that halteth. (Zephaniah 3:19) There are plenty of these lame ones, both male and female. You may meet "her that halteth" twenty times in an hour. They are in the right road and exceedingly anxious to run in it with diligence, but they are lame and...
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Jul 15, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 18 Wilderness Communion I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. (Hosea 2:14)  The goodness of God sees us allured by sin, and it resolves to try upon us the more powerful allurements of love. Do we not remember when the Lover of our souls first cast a...
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Jul 15, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  July 15 The Mourner Comforted Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)  By the valley of weeping we come to Zion. One would have thought mourning and being blessed were in opposition, but the infinitely wise Savior puts them together in this Beatitude. What He has joined...
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Jul 14, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 14 Burdens Cast on Him Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee; he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. (Psalm 55:22)  It is a heavy burden; roll it on Omnipotence. It is thy burden now, and it crushes thee; but when the Lord takes it, He will make nothing of it. If thou...
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Jul 13, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 13 Implicit Trust For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the Lord. (Jeremiah 39:18) Behold the protecting power of trust in God. The great men of Jerusalem fell by the sword, but...
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Jul 13, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 12 Whom, When, How to Deliver The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished. (2 Peter 2:9)  The godly are tempted and tried. That is not true faith which is never put to the test. But the godly are delivered out of...
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Jul 11, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 11 Never Separated from God And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believeth thou this? (John 11:26)  Yes, Lord, we believe it; we shall never die. Our soul may be separated from our body, and this is death of a kind; but our soul shall never be separated from God, which is the...
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Jul 10, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 10 Love the Church Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favor her, yea, the set time, is come. For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof. (Psalm 102:13-14)  Yes, our prayers for the church will be heard. The set time is come. We love the prayer...
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Jul 9, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 9 Faithful and Useful Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me. (Psalm 101:6)  If David spoke thus, we may be sure that the Son of David will be of the same mind. Jesus looks out for faithful men, and He fixes...
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Jul 8, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 8 An Angel Encampment The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. (Psalm 34:7)  We cannot see the angels, but it is enough that they can see us. There is one great Angel of the Covenant, whom not having seen we love, and His eye is always upon us both day and...
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Jul 7, 2017 Doug Smith
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Jul 6, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. July 6 His Love; His Gift; His Son For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)  Of all the stars in the sky, the polestar is the most useful to the mariner. This text is a polestar, for it has...
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Jul 5, 2017 Doug Smith
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Jul 4, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  July 4 The Word, Necessary Food Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4)  If God so willed it we could live without bread, even as Jesus did for forty days; but we could not live without His Word. By that Word we were created, and by it...
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Jul 3, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  July 3 A Guide All the Way He will be my guide even unto death. (Psalm 48:14)  We need a guide. Sometimes we would give all that we have to be told exactly what to do and where to turn. We are willing to do right, but we do not know which one of two roads we are to follow. Oh, for a guide! The Lord our...
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Jul 2, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  July 2 Refreshing Sleep So he giveth his beloved sleep. (Psalm 127:2)  Ours is not a life of anxious care but of happy faith. Our heavenly Father will supply the wants of His own children, and He knoweth what we have need of before we ask Him. We may therefore go to our beds at the proper hour and not...
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Jul 1, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com.  July 1 God with Us God shall be with ye. (Genesis 48:21)  Good old Jacob could no more be with Joseph, for his hour had come to die: but he left his son without anxiety, for he said with confidence, "God shall be with you." When our dearest relations or our most helpful friends are called...
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Jun 30, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. June 30 Back, Then Forward Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant. (Ezekiel 16:60)  Notwithstanding our sins, the Lord is still faithful in His love to us. He looks back. See how He remembers those early days of...
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Jun 29, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. June 29 Invitation to Pray Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. (Jeremiah 33:3)  God encourages us to pray. They tell us that prayer is a pious exercise which has no influence except upon the mind engaged in it. We know better. Our...
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Jun 28, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. June 28 One Look from the Lord! And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee? (Judges 6:14)  What a look was that which the Lord gave to Gideon! He looked him out of his discouragement into a holy bravery....
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Jun 27, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. June 27 Thank Him; Dwell Acceptably Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence. (Psalm 140:13)  Oh, that my heart may be upright, that I may always be able to bless the name of the Lord! He is so good to those that be good, that I would fain be among...
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Jun 26, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. June 26 It Will Not Be Long Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. (James 5:8)  The last word in the Canticle of love is, "Make haste, my beloved," and among the last words of the Apocalypse we read, "The Spirit and the Bride say, Come"; to...
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Jun 25, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. June 25 A Staircase to Heaven And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man. (John 1:51)  Yes, to our faith this sight is plain even at this day. We do see heaven opened. Jesus Himself has...
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Jun 24, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. June 24 The Lord's "Much More" And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The Lord is able to give thee much more than this. (2 Chronicles 25:9)  If you have made a mistake, bear the...
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Jun 23, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. June 23 The Enemy Frustrated Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it. (2 Kings 19:32)  Neither did Sennacherib molest the city. He had boasted loudly, but he could...
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Jun 22, 2017 Doug Smith
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Daily Devotions from Charles Spurgeon, read by Doug Smith.  To read the entire book online, visit spurgeon.org.  For more information about the program, visit brotherdougsmith.wordpress.com. June 22 He with Us; We with Him The fear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. (Proverbs 10:27)  There is no doubt about it. The fear of the Lord leads to virtuous habits, and these prevent that waste of life which comes of sin and vice. The holy rest which springs...