by John Kight
Being a seminary student is probably the most rigorous job that I have. If you have ever been through seminary yourself, you know the demands. If you have been through seminary with a young family in the midst of working full time, then you know the demands even better. Between course lectures, assigned reading, research, paper writing, and other related assignments, the demands can stack quickly. It’s because of these demands that I find myWSB.com to be helpful.
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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 alone can we be kept in being, for he sustaineth all things by the Word of His power. Bread is a second cause; the Lord Himself is the first source of our sustenance. He can work without the second cause as well as with it; and we must not tie Him down to one mode of operation. Let us not be too eager after the visible, but let us look to the invisible God. We have heard believers say that in deep poverty, when bread ran short, their appetites became short too; and to others, when common supplies failed, the Lord has sent in unexpected help. But we must have the Word of the Lord. With this alone we can withstand the devil. Take this from us, and our enemy will have us in his power, for we shall soon faint. Our souls need food, and there is none for them outside of the Word of the Lord. All the books and all the preachers in the world cannot furnish us a single meal: it is only the Word from the mouth of God that can fill the mouth of a believer. Lord, evermore give us this bread. We prize it above royal dainties.
Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $4.95, is Faith’s Checkbook by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
LESSONmaker is a tool included in WORDsearch 11 for creating small group lessons and Sunday school lessons rapidly. Simply type in what Bible passage or topic you want to make a lesson from, and select the lesson materials you have in your library. If you are really pressed for time, you can hit the panic button, and a lesson will be instantly created for you. These lessons can be printed for classroom handouts.
Grant me, O Lord, to know and understand whether first to invoke thee or to praise thee; whether first to know thee or call upon thee. But who can invoke thee, knowing thee not? For he who knows thee not may invoke thee as another than thou art. It may be that we should invoke thee in order that we may come to know thee. But “how shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? Or how shall they believe without a preacher?” (Rom. 10:14.) Now, “they shall praise the Lord who seek him,” (Psa. 22:26.) for “those who seek shall find him,” (Matt. 7:7.) and, finding him, shall praise him. I will seek thee, O Lord, and call upon thee. [Read more…]