My Kingdom Go

My Kingdom Go Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.—Matthew 6:10 It may surprise you that Aldous Huxley, often a critic of orthodox and evangelical Christianity, has been quoted as saying: “My kingdom go is the necessary correlary to Thy kingdom come.”… Certainly His kingdom can never be…

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…

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…

Throw Off Hindrances

Throw Off Hindrances Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith….—Hebrews 12:1-2…

No Little Failures

No Little Failures And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.—1 Chronicles 4:10 When Simpson…

Size Matters Little

Size Matters Little And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”—Luke 16:15 To God quality is vastly important and size matters little. When set in opposition to size, quality is…

True Service

True Service …not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. -Colossians 3:22-24 Any serious-minded Christian may at…

The Scramble for Popularity

The Scramble for Popularity Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.—Matthew 5:11-12 Popular Judaism slew the prophets and crucified…

Quiet Heroes

Quiet Heroes Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth…. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.—Matthew 5:5-8 We have but to become acquainted with, or even listen to, the big names of our times to discover how wretchedly inferior most of them are. Many appear to have arrived…