A Little Time With The 1689: Day 306

Day 306 Of the Civil Magistrate. Chapter 24, Paragraph 3. “…and we ought to make supplications and prayers for Kings, and all that are in Authority, that under them we may live a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty.” Scripture Lookup 1 Timothy 2:1,2 Reflection When my husband and I were dating,…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 274

Day 274 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 4. “…nor for those of whom it may be known that they have sinned the sin unto death.” Scripture Lookup 1 John 5:16 Reflection There is a sin leading to death. The Bible discusses this in 1 John 5. What is this sin?…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 273

Day 273 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 4. “….but not for the dead,…” Scripture Lookup 2 Samuel 12:21-23 Reflection We can pray for all sorts of people, from all walks of life. We can pray for those who are to come. But there are those that we are not to…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 272

Day 272 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 4. “Prayer is to be made for things lawful, and for all sorts of men living, or that shall live hereafter;…” Scripture Lookup 1 Timothy 2:1,2 2 Samuel 7:29 Reflection When we gather for prayer, or even we we pray by ourselves, we…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 271

Day 271 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 3. “…with understanding, reverence, humility, fervency, faith, love, and perseverance; and when with others, in a known tongue.” Scripture Lookup 1 Corinthians 14:16,17 Reflection Prayer: the offering up of our praises and petitions to God. It is a special part of natural worship.…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 270

Day 270 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 3. “… according to his Will;…” Scripture Lookup 1 John 5:14 Reflection We might excuse someone’s surprise that God does not accept our prayers unless we pray in the name of Jesus and with the help of the Spirit. One would think, though,…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 269

Day 269 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 3. “…by the help of the Spirit,…” Scripture Lookup Romans 8:26 Reflection Reformed, confessional folk are not known for their reliance on the Spirit. This is not to say that they don’t rely on the Spirit, but if you were to ask a…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 268

Day 268 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 3. “….But that it may be accepted, it is to be made in the Name of the Son,…” Scripture Lookup John 14:13,14 Reflection All of humanity is called to pray to the true and living God. However, not all of humanity prays in…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 267

Day 267 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 3. “Prayer with thanksgiving, being one part of natural worship, is by God required of all men….” Scripture Lookup Psalm 95:1-7, 65:2 Reflection “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” (James 5:16, NASB) Prayer is a beautiful offering, a means…