Seek God’s Remedy

Seek God’s Remedy My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.—1 John 2:1 I wish it were possible to anoint the head of every Christian preacher so that he would never sin again…

Mediocre Christianity

Mediocre Christianity Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.—Romans 6:12-13 It is…

The Seared Conscience

The Seared Conscience To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.—Titus 1:15 But when a conscience has become seared, when a man has played with the fire and burned his conscience and calloused it until he can…

Examine Yourself

Examine Yourself Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.—Psalm 139:23-24 The philosopher Socrates said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” If a common philosopher could think that, how much more…

Self-sins

Self-sins I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.—Galatians 2:20 To be specific, the self-sins are self-righteousness, self-pity,…

Dispositional Sins

Dispositional Sins Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.—Ephesians 4:31 Dispositional sins are fully as injurious to the Christian cause as the more overt acts of wickedness. These sins are as many as the various facets of human nature. Just so there may be no…

Wrong Judgment

Wrong Judgment Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.—Galatians 6:7 Sin, I repeat, in addition to anything else it may be, is always an act of wrong judgment. To commit a sin a man must for the moment believe that things are different from…

Fight or Die

Fight or Die For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.—1 John…

Preparation Is Vital

Preparation Is Vital Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” —1 Samuel 17:37 The whole Bible and all past history unite to teach that battles are always won before the armies…

Increased Hostility

Increased Hostility Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.—1 Peter 5:8 As we move farther on and mount higher up in the Christian life we may expect to encounter greater difficulties in the way and meet increased hostility from the enemy of…