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Lord’s Day 31, 2018


I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

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It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.

—Hebrews 12:7–11

The Master’s Touch.

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In the still air the music lies unheard;
In the rough marble beauty hides unseen;
To wake the music and the beauty, needs
The master’s touch, the sculptor’s chisel keen.

Great Master, touch us with thy skilful hand,
Let not the music that is in us die;
Great Sculptor, hew and polish us; nor let,
Hidden and lost, thy form within us lie.

Spare not the stroke; do with us as thou wilt;
Let there be nought unfinished, broken, marr’d;
Complete thy purpose, that we may become
Thy perfect image, O our God and Lord.

—Horatius Bonar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, Second Series (James Nisbet & Co., 1878).

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


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Posted 2018·08·05 by David Kjos
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