Prepared for Whatever

Prepared for Whatever Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.—Psalm 90:1-2 Yet I do not advise that we end the year on a somber note. The march, not…

Moses’ Prayer

Moses’ Prayer So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.—Psalm 90:12 A few days after these words appear in print the old year of our Lord will have gone to join the long procession of years and centuries that move on into the shadows of a past that…

Underneath Are the Everlasting Arms

Underneath Are the Everlasting Arms The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, “Destroy!” —Deuteronomy 33:27 Surely Bible-reading Christians should be the last persons on earth to give way to hysteria. They are redeemed from their past offenses, kept…

Nothing to Fear

Nothing to Fear You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.—Isaiah 26:3 The only fear I have is to fear to get out of the will of God. Outside of the will of God, there’s nothing I want, and in the will of God there’s…

Long Eternity to Enjoy Ourselves

Long Eternity to Enjoy Ourselves Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him…. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.—1 John 2:15,17 Any appeal…

Another Day of Preparation

Another Day of Preparation Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as…

This does Not Come from God

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. —James 4:7 I have had times in my life and ministry when the burdens and the pressures seemed to be too much. Sometimes physical weariness adds to our problems and our temptation to give in to discouragement and doubt. At these…

The Ministry of the Night

The Ministry of the Night For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.—Psalm 30:5 But there is a limit to man’s ability to live without joy. Even Christ could endure the cross only because of the joy set…

Not Yet “Due Time”

Not Yet “Due Time” But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.—Job 23:10 God has said He will exalt you in due time, but remember, He is referring to His time and not yours! Some of you are actually in a fiery furnace right…

We May Expect Troubles

We May Expect Troubles These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.—John 16:33 We are all idealists. We picture to ourselves a life on earth completely free from every hindrance, a kind…