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Drawing Near


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Drawing Near

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"Like newborn babes, long for the pure milk of the word, that by it you may grow in respect to salvation." (1 Peter 2:2)

It's a fact of life: our health declines if we don't nourish our bodies every day with food and water. That's true physically. It's true spiritually as well.

If we neglect to regularly feed our souls on the Holy Scriptures, our faith becomes weak and we start to lose touch with our Savior. Growth is stifled... if it happens at all.

Drawing Near, used daily in combination with God's Holy Word, can not only help bring you closer to God but also keep you from spiritual stagnation. This book will guide you in a growing relationship with Him.

As Pastor MacArthur says in his Introduction: "Our entertainment-conscious, quick-fix, fast-food society does everything it can to divert us from setting aside time to study God's Word. As you well know from your own efforts, Bible study is not often entertaining—it's hard work. It takes discipline to set aside time each day to reap the benefits such study has to offer. If you reach an impasse when it's time to sit down, open your Bible, and try to decide what to do, you're not alone. Without some plan to follow, it's easy to become frustrated and eventually give up after only one or two days. That's where this book comes in."

If you desire greater understanding of the precious Word of God, if you want a daily guide to draw you closer to the Lord, this outstanding collection of 365 devotional readings by one of America's most respected and trusted Bible teachers is for you!

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The Measure of True Success

"Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and who are faithful to Christ Jesus" (Eph 1:1)

God is more interested in your faithfulness than your accomplishments.

Our society is success-oriented. We love success stories. We even have television programs that exalt the lifestyles of the rich and famous. But God's standard for success is quite different. Unimpressed by our status or wealth, He looks instead for faithfulness to His will.

Paul understood that principle and diligently pursued his calling as an apostle—one of those unique men who were foundational to the church and who were recipients, teachers and writers of the New Testament.

That was a high calling, and yet, judging from Paul's lifestyle, most people would hardly call him successful—having suffered imprisonments, beatings, death threats, shipwrecks, robberies, hatred from his theological enemies, sleepless nights, hunger, thirst, and exposure to the elements (2 Cor 11:23-27). But none of those things deterred him from obeying God's will. His final testimony was, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith" (2 Tim 4:7). That's true success!

Although we're not apostles, we're to follow Paul's example of faithfulness (1 Cor 11:1). That's possible because, like the Ephesian believers, we are "saints [holy ones]...who are faithful in Christ Jesus" (Eph 1:1). By God's grace we've trusted in Christ as our Lord and Savior (Eph 2:8-9) and have received His righteousness (Phil 3:9) and His Spirit (Eph 3:16) and every spiritual resource necessary for faithful, victorious Christian living (Eph 1:3).

What remains is to cultivate greater love for Christ and more consistent obedience to His Word. Those are the hallmarks of a true disciple and God's measure of success. Make it your goal that your life today warrants the Lord's commendation: "Well done, good and faithful [servant]" (Matt 25:21).

Suggestions for Prayers: Praise God for His wonderful grace, by which He granted you salvation and all the spiritual resources you need. • Thank Him for His Word, through which you learn the principles of godly living. • Ask Him for opportunities today to encourage the faithfulness of others.

For Further Study: Read Eph 1:3-4; 2:10; Tit 2:11-12. • What is the goal of your salvation? • Are you living each day in light of that goal?

About the Author(s)

John MacArthur is the pastor of Grace Community Church in California and president of The Master's College and Seminary, as well as a best-selling author. He can be heard on the "Grace to You" radio program, which broadcasts daily across the country to nearly 300 stations.

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