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Monday, June 13, 2016

And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt

"And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the waters of Sihor?" 
 Jeremiah 2:18

By sundry miracles, by divers mercies, by strange deliverances Jehovah had proved himself to be worthy of Israel's trust.
 Yet they broke down the hedges with which God had enclosed them as a sacred garden; they forsook their own true and living God, and followed after false gods. 

Constantly did the Lord reprove them for this infatuation, 
and our text contains one instance of God's expostulating with them, 
"What hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, 
to drink the waters of the muddy river?"-for so it may be translated. 

"Why dost thou wander afar and leave thine own cool stream from Lebanon? 
Why dost thou forsake Jerusalem to turn aside to Noph and to Tahapanes? 
Why art thou so strangely set on mischief, 
that thou canst not be content with the good and healthful, 
but wouldst follow after that which is evil and deceitful?" 
Is there not here a word of expostulation and warning to the Christian? 
O true believer, called by grace and washed in the precious blood of Jesus, thou hast tasted of better drink than the muddy river of this world's pleasure can give thee; thou hast had fellowship with Christ; thou hast obtained the joy of seeing Jesus, and leaning thine head upon his bosom.

Do the trifles, the songs, the honours, the merriment of this earth content thee after that? 
Hast thou eaten the bread of angels, and canst thou live on husks? 
Good Rutherford once said, "I have tasted of Christ's own manna, 
and it hath put my mouth out of taste for the brown bread of this world's joys. 
" Methinks it should be so with thee. 

If thou art wandering after the waters of Egypt, 
O return quickly to the one living fountain: 
the waters of Sihor may be sweet to the Egyptians, 
but they will prove only bitterness to thee. 
What hast thou to do with them? 
Jesus asks thee this question this evening-what wilt thou answer him? 

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"Let your thoughts be psalms, 
your prayers incense, 
and your breath praise." 
(Charles H Spurgeon)

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 If you are NOT a believer in Jesus Christ,
 you can be accepted into his kingdom.
 I invite you to let him to make of you,
what He always wanted.

 "PRAYER" 
 Marvelous God Almighty,
 I come to you in the precious name of Jesus,
 who died for me to make me free of sin,
 I want Jesus to enter into my heart and make me free,
 I confess that He is the son of God.
 I ask to change my heart and to give me wisdom to understand 
your Holy Word full of promises of eternal value,
 not only to live on this earth,
 but to be expectant of my life in heaven.
 In the precious name of Jesus I ask.
Amen..
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 “The true minister of Christ knows
that the true value of a sermon must lie,
 not in its fashion and manner,
 but in the truth which it contains.
~ C. H. Spurgeon ~ 
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 Father, I ask You to bless my friends, 
relatives and those that I care deeply for, 
who are reading this right now.
 Show them a new revelation of Your love and power.
 Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment.
Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy..
 Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace.
Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs.
 Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings.
 Amen.

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