Mind the Heavenly Treasure

Thoughts for each day from the Scriptures and the eight volumes of the writings of George Fox

Tenth Month 1, 2023.

Seek the Good of All
         As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men.         
         (Galatians 6:10)

  Keep out of the restless, discontented, disquieted spirit of the world about the government: for your know it has always been our way to seek the good of all, and to live peaceably under the government, and to seek their eternal good, peace, and happiness in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 2, 2023.

The Lord's Power Present
         I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.         
         (Joshua 1:5)

  I do feel the Lord's eternal power present with you in all your sufferings, how it hath and doth support you...therefore be of good faith; for a sparrow shall not fall to the ground without the will of the Father... And the Lord God Almighty arm you with His armor, and strengthen you, that you may be able to stand to his glory.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 3, 2023.

This Seed Doth Live
         But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.         
         (I Corinthians 1:30)

  So let this seed Christ rule in all your hearts, who was promised and prophesied to come, who is come, and reigns, in whom is wisdom, salvation, life, and glory over all, the first and last; this seed doth live and reign over all that doth change and will have an end.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 4, 2023.

That His Lilies and Vines May Grow
         I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily.         
         (Hosea 14:5)

  ...keep low, and meek, and humble, that he that doth inhabit eternity may dwell with you; and that you may draw with His heavenly plough, that with it the earth may be turned up, that hath oppressed and grieved the tender seed, and God's Holy Spirit; so that God's plantations may be minded above the outward, that his lilies and vines may grow, and bring forth to His praise, who giveth the increase.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 5, 2023.

There Is No Danger In Keeping Low
         Be clothed with humility.         
         (I Peter 5:5)

  Be gentle, and courteous, and kind to one another in the fear of the Lord; for there is no danger in keeping low; for the danger is to such that are high and lofty, and puffed up.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 6, 2023.

He Governs In the Hearts Of His Saints
         The kingdom shall be the Lord's.         
         (Obadiah 21)

  Now Christ Jesus the second Adam, the Lord from heaven, it is He who rules, and reigns, and governs in the hearts of His saints... And Christ's government in the hearts of His people, is by His grace and truth.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 7, 2023.

Grace and Truth
         Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.         
         (John 1:17)

  And with and in this grace and truth, Christ rules in the hearts of them that receive His grace and truth; and with this grace and truth, and in it, every believer and saint receiveth Christ their governor, and His order, and His counsel, and heavenly judgment, and justice from the heavenly man.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 8, 2023.

That Your Lamps May Burn Always
         Let your loins be girded about, and your light burning.         
         (Luke 12:35)

  And so every one is to have oil in your own lamps, from the heavenly olive tree, that your lamps may burn always, both day and night in your tabernacles, looking to your high priest, who will feed your lamps with heavenly oil.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 9, 2023.

Abide In the Precious Faith
         ...to them that have obtained like precious faith with us.         
         (II Peter 1:1)

  And every one abide in the holy, divine, and precious faith, which you do hold in a pure conscience, by which faith you do live, and have victory over that which displeaseth God: and in this faith you do please God, which Jesus Christ, the Lord from heaven, is the author and finisher of.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 10, 2023.

He Is the Living God
         We trust in the living God.         
         (I Timothy 4:10)

  He is the living God, that causes the stars to arise in the night, to give you light;...He is the living God, that causes the sun to give warmth unto you, to nourish you when you are cold...He is the living God, that gives unto you breath, and life, and strength...He is the living God, and he is to be worshipped.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 11, 2023.

The Time of Your Sufferings
         Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.         
         (Revelation 2:10)

  And now, my Friends, suffer as lambs in the time of your sufferings; let all your wills be subjected with the patience that hath the victory; and run the race, and obtain the crown of life; and be willing to go to suffer for Christ's sake.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 12, 2023.

What God Requires
         He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.         
         (Micah 6:8)

  Now, the Lord, who is merciful and just, holy and righteous, pure and perfect, He doth require, that man and woman should do justly and righteously, by the holy Light and Spirit, and Truth and Grace, that the Lord hath given every man and woman to profit withal.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 13, 2023.

God Dwells With a Humble Heart
         The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart.         
         (Psalm 34:18)

  Mind the Lord in all your sufferings, and keep low, and in the humility of heart, and there you will feel that he that inhabits eternity, dwells with an humble heart, and he will be your shield and buckler, and defender in time of trouble...and therefore do not think time long, and your sufferings long, for the Lord will lay no more upon you but what you are able to bear. I know it, and am a witness for God in all my sufferings and imprisonments.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 14, 2023.

Be Of a Noble Spirit
         Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God.         
         (I Peter 2:17)

  And therefore you must be of a noble spirit, that are of the noble birth, born of the Spirit; and to love the brotherhood in the spirit, and to esteem all men and women, as they are God's creation.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 15, 2023.

Let Your Lives Preach
         Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ.         
         (Philippians 1:27)

  And let all your lives and conversations preach virtue, purity, righteousness, holiness, and godliness, else you cannot be the lights of the world, nor the salt of the earth.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 16, 2023.

May None Turn Their Backs on the Lord
         ...but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.         
         (Hebrews 10:38)

  My desire is to the Lord, that ye all may stand faithful and valiant for His glorious name, and His holy peaceable truth, now in this day of storm and tempest, that none may turn their backs on the Lord in this day of trial.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 17, 2023.

Keep In Humility of Heart
         Serving the Lord with all humility of mind.         
         (Acts 20:19)

  And therefore mind the Lord in all your sufferings, and keep all low, and in the humility of heart, and there you will feel that He that inhabits eternity, dwells with an humble heart, and He will be your shield and buckler, and defender in time of trouble.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 18, 2023.

In Him Are True Riches
         As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich.         
         (II Corinthians 6:10)

  ...the word of God is not bound, neither can they bind the word of God; it is at liberty, it abides and endures for ever; it will make you all rich, though they think to make you poor with their bonds, and cast you into prisons, but I tell you, the word of God will make you rich... In Christ you have heavenly peace, that none can take away from you: in Him dwell and live.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 19, 2023.

Keep Your Word
         For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.         
         (Matthew 12:37)

  ...in all your words, in all your business and employments, have a care of breaking your words and promises to any people...consider before hand, that you may be able to perform and fulfill both your words and promises to all people, that you make your promises, or give your word unto.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 20, 2023.

Immortal, Eternal King
         Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.         
         (I Timothy 1:17)

  Here is an immortal, eternal, invisible King, and is known by his invisible holy Spirit, and rules in the hearts, and in the kingdom of heaven in men and women.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 21, 2023.

Consider the Faith of Those in the Past
         Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses...let us run with patience.         
         (Hebrews 12:1)

  And do you not understand, and know, the sufferings and trials the holy men of God went through; and how by faith they subdued the mountains; and consider the faith of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the faith of Abel, and enoch, and Noah, and the faith of Jeremiah, and the rest of the prophets, and the faith of Daniel, and the three children, and the faith of all the Apostles....and God and Christ is the same to uphold you.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 22, 2023.

God Is True and Faithful
         Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God.         
         (Deuteronomy 7:9)

  God is true and faithful to His people in all generations; and so He would have His people to be true and faithful to Him, and to one another, and to all men in His Spirit and truth.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 23, 2023.

A Place In Your Hearts For True Riches
         If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?.         
         (Luke 16:11)

  Therefore there must be a justness and faithfulness in the outward riches between man and man, if you will have a place in your hearts for the true heavenly riches: the inward faithfulness to God bringeth forth faithfulness to men in outward things.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 24, 2023.

Blessings of the Eternal Inheritance
         A faithful man shall abound with blessings.         
         (Proverbs 28:20)

  So you may see, they that are in the faith, and in the holy seed, which keeps in the way of the Lord, and command their children and household to do the same, they have the blessings from heaven above, and the blessings below, yea, the blessings of the eternal inheritance, and of the kingdom of God.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 25, 2023.

They That Dwell In Love
         If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.         
         (I John 4:12)

  For they that dwell in love, dwell in God, that is their habitation. And let all things be done in love, in the name and power of Jesus Christ.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 26, 2023.

May His Spirit and Love Be Uppermost
         Charity shall cover the multitude of sins.         
         (I Peter 4:8)

  And condescend one to another in the fear of the Lord, to that which is honest, just, virtuous, and of good report; and where any weakness has been in any thing, let it be covered and buried in the spirit and love of God, that His Spirit and love may be uppermost in you all.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 27, 2023.

Christ the Sanctuary
         Yet I will be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.         
         (Ezekiel 11:16)

  It is the time now for all the faithful to keep in Christ their sanctuary, in whom you have all peace, rest, life, and salvation, and by the testimony of Jesus, and the blood of the Lamb.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 28, 2023.

God Teaches the Humble
         The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.         
         (Psalm 25:9)

  Now...my desires are, that you may all keep low in humility, in the fear of God, there is no danger; for God dwells with the humble, and teaches the humble the way they should walk.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 29, 2023.

A Sanctuary In All Storms
         For thou hast been...a refuge from the storm.         
         (Isaiah 25:4)

  Now Christ, who destroys death that sin brought, and makes an end of sin, is the sanctuary for all His believers in all storms and tempests, trials, and troubles, and sufferings, to rest upon in whom they have peace; yea, life and salvation.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 30, 2023.

Full of Riches Eternal
         It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.         
         (Acts 1:7)

  So the living eternal God is the creator and preserver, a holy, pure, just, and righteous God, everlasting, immortal, and eternal, who lives for ever, who is without time, and over time, and hath all times and seasons in His hand, a perfect and pure God, holy and glorious, full of riches eternal.
  (George Fox)

Tenth Month 31, 2023.

Frequently Read the Holy Scriptures
         And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children.         
         (Deuteronomy 6:7)

  ...all...that have children, families, and servants, may train them up in the pure and unspotted religion, and in the nurture and fear of God; and that frequently they read the holy Scriptures, which is much better than to be gadding abroad.
  (George Fox)

Compiled by Gary Bowell

Copyright 1989 by Gary Bowell

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