1. WHAT was one of Paul's injunctions to Timothy?
these things; give thyself wholly to them." Tim. 4:15.
NOTE.-Meditation is to the soul what digestion is to the body. It
assimilates, appropriates, and makes personal and practical that which
has been seen, heard, or read.
2. When did David say he would praise God with joyful lips?
remember Thee upon my bed, and meditate on Thee in the night-watches."
3. How will such meditation be to one who loves God?
"My meditation of
Him shall be sweet." Ps. 104:34.
4. In what does the psalmist say the
man who is blessed delights and meditates?
"His delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he
day and night." Ps. 1:2.
5. With what adversary do we constantly have to contend?
"Be sober, be
vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a
roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." 1 Peter 5:8.
6. When is a man tempted?
"But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and
enticed." James 1:14.
7. That we may not be overcome, what are we told to do?
"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed
is willing, but the flesh is weak." Matt. 26:41.
8. How constantly should we pray?
"Pray without ceasing." 1 Thess. 5:17.
"Continuing instant in
prayer." Rom. 12:12.
NOTE.-This does not mean that we should be constantly bowed
before God in prayer, but that we should not neglect prayer, and that we
should ever be in a prayerful frame of mind, even when walking by the
way or engaged in the duties of life,- ever ready to send up our
petitions to heaven for help in time of need.
9. That we might be prepared for His coming, what admonition did
"Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. . . . And
what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." Mark 13:33-37. See also
10. Why are watchfulness and prayer especially imperative in the last
"Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is
come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath
but a short time." Rev. 12:12.
LORD, what a change within us one short hour
Spent in Thy presence will
prevail to make!
What heavy burdens from our bosoms take!
What parched grounds refresh, as with a shower!
We kneel, and all around
us seems to lower!
We rise, and all, the distant and the near,
Stands forth in sunny outline, brave and clear.
We kneel, how weak! we
rise, how full of power!
Why, therefore, should we do ourselves this wrong,
Or others, that we
are not always strong,
That we are ever overborne with care,
That we should ever weak or heartless be,
Anxious or troubled, when with
us is prayer,
And joy and strength and courage are with Thee?
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