Exhortations by Robert Roberts
Seasons of Comfort Volume 2
Life in True Perspective # 1
Divine truth - many ingredients; Human life now vanity & vexation, grief & sorrow; Seek the truth of the matter; Fear God, keep commandments, the whole duty of man; Past days, memories of good, an illusion; We are as the grass; Death came by man, by man came resurrection; God reveals Himself, calls out a people, creates a holy nation with God-given laws; The Bible a fact providing a true hope; Whole earth to be filled with God’s glory; Serve the Lord.
Without Faith It Is Impossible To Please God #2
Believe that HE is; He is a Rewarder to those who diligently seek; Existence, trial, suffering; Comfort derived - God is Love; No character fit without fiery trial; Pleasure - spiritual death; Trial brings qualification, development for future use; Joseph’s example; Endure evil; Mere intellect of Truth not enough; Go on to perfection; work out your salvation; It is the 11th hour; The Lamb shall dwell in the midst.
Comfort from the Word # 3
The Man of Sorrows # 4
Take unto you the Whole Armour of God # 6
A Year in Review # 7
The Blessedness of Forgiven Sin # 8
Following After Righteousness # 9
The fringe of blue on the garments a daily reminder; Godliness a concept for daily wear; Remembrance a light to shine in daily walk; Trust in the Lord; The Breaking of Bread a special “fringe of blue”; “Watch ye therefore” and remember; “Be ye always ready.”
God's Object in Subjecting Us to Vanity # 12
A New and Living Way # 13
Our Surety of Eternal Life # 15
Steadfastness in the Faith # 16
Nearing The Dawn # 20
The Wisdom of Divine Silence # 21
Gathering ‘round the Lords Table a profitable exercise - Christ in our midst - His command, “Do this…” no excuses for remaining away - To reject gathering together is to reject Christ - The Lord Jesus Christ altogether lovely, unending attributes - Christ our Light - Conclusion.
The Psalms of David the voice of the Spirit - Given for instruction, development - Speech of Psalms acceptable to God - Within wisdom, self-examination, acceptable requests, love, praise - Righteousness, justification without which we are unfit - Show self-denial - World’s pleasures empty - Prayer of the upright a delight - The joy of faith - Present darkness prepares for the glorious light of the coming day - Destruction await the wicked, but the righteous shall see God.
That God Shall Be Sanctified # 26
Our Gathering to Christ # 28
Restoration of the Jews promised of God - They are a holy, chosen people to show forth the praises and glory to God - Through them all shall be blessed - They shall be gathered for His holy Name’s sake - The Kingdom to come, all shall know Deity - No more a veil which covers the understanding - A feast of fat things to those accounted worthy and wait - Kings and priests unto our God - This hope we assuredly await - Our consolation.
Each day’s blessings a wonder - Thanksgiving not a vain thing - Anything less than heartfelt thanks- giving is offense - God takes no pleasure in fools - Our whole being in His hands - Seek God first - Remain separate - David recognized God as Controller in the universe and his life - We must recognize the same with thanksgiving for all mercies - The love of the Father.
Breaking of Bread a pleasure in remembrance of the Lord - Remembering a ‘friend’, a person, not a system - Fleshy concerns profit little, all decay - The Word made flesh full of grace, truth, abiding always - “Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden…” - Our duty to obey our Master as faithful servants - Commanded to love reasonable - Love never ceases, passeth understanding - This we find in the Lord Jesus - Love one another, even our enemies.
Human Evanescence and God's Omnipotence
The three yearly feasts a time of joy for entire nation to glorify God - Israel disobeys, God’s mercy and blessings withdrawn - God’s favor shall return, Zion shall be blessed, her Feasts reinstated - Passover, Weeks, Tabernacles to be the law of the lands - Solomon writes ‘all is vanity’, a truth to be received - The Just and Wicked suffer and prosper equally - All is vanity because man disobeys and ignores - Deity’s remedy, Christ - Opposition to the Truth - Steven’s defense.
Assembling ourselves together for the better, edification - Waiting for the Lord’s return - His return may be sooner than expected, death - We must measure our days - Apply our hearts while it is today - Revere God, this is wisdom - The fool hath said, “There is no God”- Too many facts, proof of Deity - Give ourselves to daily reading and prayer.
Thoughts of Deity precious, true - Revealed in Scripture, able to make us wise unto salvation - God has spoken at sundry times and in divers manners from prophets to Son - A purpose: whole earth shall be filled with His glory - Now, we groan with affliction, but deliverance promised… “Out of Zion” - God is now silent because of iniquity - He will speak to devour the wicked - A time of trouble, weeping, and gnashing of teeth - An invitation to come out, be separate, enter into the covenant - Judgment to those who refuse, death.
Trouble Necessary to Form Character # 68
Paul "Sent" by Jesus # 69
Regarding God, and His Works # 77
All Parts of the Truth Necessary # 79
Jeremiah's Experience an Example # 81
Jeremiah put in stocks - Chief religious leaders revile him - No difference today - Truth evilly spoken of by clericals - Our obligation to hearld the Truth - False prophets gather a flock, their reward a terrible end as blasphemers - Jeremiah saddened, his efforts scorned - The prophets men like ourselves prone to weakness - Their example, “Sing praise unto the Lord”…all ye Saints.
Deity, the highest object of desire - He provides the oasis for the sorrowful, down trodden in an age of evil even though silent - God is love, always providing - We must not neglect Him…a lesson from Israel - “Christians”, beware! - Evil of the world ripe for divine destruction - Receive instruction, be not of the world, incline thine ear - Choose mammon, or choose God.
Standing Upon Facts # 96
Jeremiah, called, approved, authorized by God - The message delivered not joyous, brought by labor, sorrow, mockery, and persecution - Repent, cast off, obey or be destroyed - Faithfulness brought imprisonment, disdain - The faithful servant shall rejoice at the blessed morning - Be strong and of a good courage - Contend earnestly.
Invited to the Son's Marriage # 98
Nature But God's Machinery # 99
TheCompleteness of the Truth # 100
"Wholesome Words" for Pilgrims # 101
Trouble Now, Power Soon # 103
"Blessed"-- After Jesus Returns # 104
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