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To be with Him

 

HIS PRESENCE.

“ THAT I MAY DWELL AMONG THEM” ( Ex.25:8).

. Power of His presence. “ Glory and honour are in His presence” (1. Chron.16:27)

. Rest of His presence. “ My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest” (Ex.33:14,15).

. Security of His presence. “ Thou shalt hide them in the secret of Thy presence” (Psalm 31:20).

. Joy of His presence. “ In Thy presence is fullness of joy” (Psalm 16:11).

. Refreshing of His presence. “ Times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19).

. Searching of His presence. “ The upright shall dwell in Thy presence” ( Psalm 140:13).

. Good cheer of His presence. “ Be of good cheer; it is I ; be not afraid” (Matthew 14:27).

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings

 

INQUIRING-DIRECTED.

Jesus was the Centre of Attraction, as well as occupying a central position. It is of interest to mark how often we read of Christ being “ in the midst.”

“ In the midst”—

Ⅰ. As the Centre of Attraction (Matt.18:20).

Ⅱ. As the Questioner (Luke 2:46).

Ⅲ. As the Servant (Luke 22:27).*

Ⅳ. As the Living One (Luke 24:36).

Ⅴ. As the Unknown One ( John 1:26).*

Ⅵ. As the Sufferer (John 19:18).

Ⅶ. As the Peace-Giver (John 20:19).

Ⅷ. As the Revealer (John 20:26,27).

Ⅸ. As the Inspirer (Hebrews 2:12).

Ⅹ. As the Glorified One (Rev.1:13).

XI. As the Searcher ( Rev. 2:1).

XII. As the Lamb (Rev.5:6).

XIII. As the Supplier (Rev.7:17).

* The word “ Mesos” in these places is rendered” among.”

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings

 

JEHOVAH’S PRESENCE. Deuteronomy 1:33.

The cloud was the symbol of the Lord’s presence, and it was the secret of Israel’s protection. Sometimes the cloud was over them; sometimes behind them; and sometimes before them. Thus the Lord was over them to shield; behind them to defend; and before them to lead. So He is with us (Psalm 84:11; Psalm 91:4,10; John 10:4). The Lord’s presence is the—

Ⅰ. Salvation from disquietude (Psalm 46:5, margin).

Ⅱ. Shield from strife (Psalm 31:20).

Ⅲ. Secret of our gladness (Psalm 95:2).

Ⅳ. Secure abode of the upright (Psalm 140:13).

Ⅴ. Source of our joy (Psalm 16:11).

Ⅵ. Satisfier of our need (Exodus 33:14).

Ⅶ. Supporter of our life (Isa.63:9).

Ⅷ. Supply of our desire ( Acts 3:19).

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings