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The Poor Man's Portions

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"Seeking for Jesus." John 6:24.
Seeking for Jesus

"Behold, I come." Psalm 40:7
Behold, I Come

"The Dayspring from on high." Luke 1:78.
The Dayspring

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen." 2 Cor 13:14
A Thought for the New Year

"For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly." Rom 5:6
When We were Still Without Strength

"Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts." Jer 15:16
Your Word My Joy

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"Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen."-Ephesians 6:24
All Grace (ML)

"This year you shall die."-Jer 28:16
This Year You Shall Die (ML)

"I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety."-Psalm 4:8
I Will Lie Down in Peace (ML)

"The wilderness of Sin."-Exodus 16:1
In the Wilderness (ML)

"One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band."-Rev 1:13
Jesus Our High Priest (ML)

"And he is the head of the body, the church."-Col. 1:18
Christ the Head of the Body (ML)

"And they called Rebekah and said to her, Will you go with this man? And she said, I will go."-Gen. 24:58.
I Will Go (ML)

"You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces."-Daniel 2:35,35
A Stone Cut Without Hands (ML)

"Sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind."-Luke 8:35.
Sitting at the feet of Jesus (ML)

"The eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, are on the Lord."-Zech. 9:1.
Eyes On the Lord (ML)

"Israel strengthened himself and sat up on the bed."-Gen 48:2
Strength at the End of Life (ML)

"Who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation."-1 Pet 1:5
Kept by the Power of God (ML)

"The beloved physician."-Col. 4:14.
Our Beloved Physician

"For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost?"-Luke 14:28
Count the Cost

"According to the promise, God raised up for Israel a Saviour: Jesus."-Acts 13:23
Jesus' Credentials

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"And God said, 'Ask! What shall I give you?'"-1 Kings 3:5
What Shall I Give You?

"His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads."-Rev 22:3,4
His Servants shall Serve Him

"And on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside, where prayer was customarily made."-Acts 16:13
An Unusual House of Prayer

"He hath poured out his soul unto death."-Isaiah liii. 12.
He Poured Out His Soul

"And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, and he was numbered with the transgressors."-Mark xv. 28.
Numbered With the Transgressors

"He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."-Phil. ii. 8.
Under the Wrath of God

"And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead."-Mark xv. 44.
And Pilate Marvelled

"And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead."-Romans i. 4.
Declared to be the Son of God with Power

"Of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive."-Acts xxv. 19
He's Alive!

"The glory which thou gavest me I have given them, that they may be one, even as we are one."-John xvii. 22.
His Glory Given to Us

"Verily, verily I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground, and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit."-John xii. 24.
An Abundant Harvest

Dr. Robert Hawker (1753-1827) was a prolific author and experiential, Calvinist preacher in the Church of England. Like Samuel Rutherford, he became well-known for his relish of Christ, which is exemplified most vividly in his book of daily devotions, now available for the first time in more than a century.

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