Let God Alone

Let God Alone But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.—James 1:4 God is saying, “I stand ready to pour a little liquid fire into your heart, into your spiritual being!” We respond: “No, Lord, please excuse me. That sounds like fanaticism—and I would have to give…

Thus Saith the Lord

Thus Saith the Lord Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.—Psalm 119:105 Every new year is an uncharted and unknown sea. No ship has ever sailed this way before. The wisest of earth’s sons and daughters cannot tell us what we may encounter on this journey. Familiarity with…

Are you Sure?

Are you Sure? For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him. —Romans 6:7-8 Are you sure that you want your personality to be taken over by One who will expect obedience to the written and living Word? Are…

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…