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Daniel 5:27

June 12 Morning
You are weighed in the balances and found lacking.

It is well to frequently weigh ourselves in the scale of God's Word. You will find it a holy exercise to read some psalm of David, and as you meditate on each verse, to ask yourself, Can I say this? Have I felt the way David felt? Has my heart ever been broken on account of my sins, as his was, when he wrote his psalms of repentenance? Has my heart been full of true confidence in the hour of difficulty as his was when he sang of God's mercies in the cave of Adullam, or in the desert of Engedi? Are you a Christian? Then turn to the life of Christ, and as you read, ask yourselves how far you are conformed to his likeness. Try to discover whether you have the meekness, the humility, the lovely spirit which Jesus constantly displayed and instilled in others. Read Paul's epistles and see whether you have had some of his same experiences. Have you ever cried out as he did--"O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?" Have you ever felt his self-abasement? Have you seemed to yourself the chief of sinners, and less than the least of all saints? Have you known anything of his devotion? Could you join with him and say, "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain"? If we read God's Word as a test of our spiritual condition, we shall have good reason to stop many times and say, "Lord, I feel I haven't made it yet, Please bring me to true repenitance, such as I read in scripture. Give me real faith; give me warmer zeal; inflame me with more fervent love; grant me the grace of meekness; make me more like Jesus.

"Lord, help me to judge my own ways so when you weigh me, I won't be found lacking on your scale of righteousness."

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