By Stephen Olford, Heather Olford
Late pastor Stephen Olford, known as "the preacher’s preacher" and an excellent impact upon Billy Graham, was once simply twenty-two years previous in 1940 while he started a special devotional examine of the recent testomony. dwelling in Wales amidst the serious turmoil of global struggle II, Olford began analyzing and writing each day and evening approximately each one bankruptcy from Matthew 1 via Revelation 22.
Nearly seventy years later and 4 years after his passing, Olford’s quiet time notes are amassed in According in your Word, a remarkably concentrated number of 260 devotions which are uncommonly passionate, old, and certain to encourage all who will learn them now.
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Here the possession of riches is best illustrated in the foregoing story of the rich young ruler. “He … went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions” (v. 22). “How hard it is for those who trust in riches” to be saved (v. 24)! Here is not merely possession of, but “trust in,” riches. ” “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man” to be saved (v. 25)! Here is the “love of riches” to the exclusion of all else (God) (see also Luke 12:16-21). However, with You, Father, even such as these can be saved.
Lord, help me to walk worthily, that I might fulfill all righteousness. EVENING READING: MATTHEW 4 “It is written …” – Matthew 4:4, 7, 10 How wonderfully the Lord Jesus wielded the sword of the Spirit on this occasion! There is obviously great significance in the fact that Christ met this temptation (and the tempter) with the Word of God. The apostle John, in his first epistle, writes to the young men because they were strong, the Word of God abode in them, and they had overcome the wicked one.
10:1). Create this passion within my soul, O Lord. ” – Luke 5:4 Here is a message to my heart. ” There is too much shallow fishing these days. He calls for deepwater fishing. It is true that deepwater fishing requires far more effort, skill, resource, and courage. And because of this, the Devil would gladly discourage me. But the Lord says, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men” (Luke 5:10). In essence, my Savior is saying to me, “Fear not about the extra effort. My strength is sufficient for you.
According to Your Word. Morning and Evening Through the New Testament, A Collection of Devotional... by Stephen Olford, Heather Olford