Archive of Days of Praise Articles


Sweet-Smelling Sacrifice
“I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.” (Philippians 4:18) The reference...
Communicate Well
“Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.” (Philippians 4:14) “Communicate” is one of the older words from the era of the King James...
Christ's Strength
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13) This little verse gets quoted out of context a lot. It is used to justify bizarre plans and dreams,...
Be Content
“I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” (Philippians 4:11) The English word “content” can bring up thoughts of indifference and mild temperament....
Pay Attention
“Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” (Philippians 4:9) From earliest childhood, we learn...
Right Thinking
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true... honest... just... pure... lovely... of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians...
Peaceful Security
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7) This precious promise is rooted in the “garrison...
Careful for Nothing
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6) Many of us know those types of...
Moderation
“Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.” (Philippians 4:5) There are three important aspects to this instruction. First, we are to be “moderate,”...
Rejoice
“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4) This encouraging command has been used in many generations of Sunday school teachings and sermons to challenge...
Watching for Christ's Return
“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come....Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 24:42, 44) Those...
The Faithful Lord
“But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.” (2 Thessalonians 3:3) The Lord Jesus Christ has many wonderful attributes, not the least of which is His...
The Linen Clothes
“Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.” (John 19:40) The Jews of Jesus’ day prepared bodies for...
Things We Cannot Do Without
“But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” (James 2:20) We can well do without many things in life, but there are at least seven things a Christian simply...
A Test for False Prophets
“Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.” (Deuteronomy 13:4) Our text for today...
The Promise of Liberty
“While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.” (2 Peter 2:19) This chapter...
The Mother of Us All
“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.” (Genesis 3:20) Sarah, Abraham’s wife, was called the mother of all “the children...
He Counted Me Faithful
“And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry.” (1 Timothy 1:12) The testimony of a changed life is perhaps...
Seeking Signs
“An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s...
Spirit, Soul, Body
“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:23) The...
Forsake and Follow
“Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.” (Luke 5:10-11) Perhaps we take too lightly the...
Action Verbs
“Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your...
The Trinity in Salvation
“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” (Hebrews...
The Power in Us
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” (Ephesians 3:20) This amazing assurance of God’s...
Christ the Foundation
“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 3:11) The only sure and lasting foundation for either a Christian institution or an individual...
And Forty Nights
“And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.” (Genesis 7:12) There are nine 40-day periods in Scripture, but on only five of these the notation “and forty nights”...
Forty Days
“To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.” (Acts 1:3) It...
Christ the King
“But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.” (Luke 19:14) In this parable, the nobleman who had gone into a far country...
Ancient Times
“I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.” (Psalm 77:5) The Bible provides for us a fascinating perspective on the passage of time. Three thousand years ago,...
The Spirit and the Word
“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” (Romans 8:9) As we...
The Works of the Lord
“Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.” (Psalm 111:1) The first phrase of this majestic psalm of...
The Godhead
“For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” (Colossians 2:9) The term “Godhead” occurs three times in the King James translation. Each time it translates...
Joy in the Christian Life
“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” (John 15:11) The word “fun” is never mentioned in the Bible, and...
Where Are the Nine?
“And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?” (Luke 17:17) Ten lepers, hopeless and incurable, came to Jesus, begging for His help, and He miraculously...
Preached in All Creation
“If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof...
Ye or Thee
“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”...
Be Instant
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.” (2 Timothy 4:2) Paul’s “charge” to young Timothy,...
The Resurrection and the Believer
“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” (Colossians 1:18) The resurrection...
Blessed Assurance
“And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.” (Isaiah 32:17) As expressed in the old gospel hymn, the “blessed...
Born to Die
“For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) Especially as noted in the gospel of John, Christ identified...
Hints of Redemption
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (Genesis 3:15) When Adam and Eve rebelled...
The Aroma
“Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.”...
Gospel by Revelation
“But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.”...
The Same Mind
“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the...
A Good Name
“A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.” (Ecclesiastes 7:1) It seems odd at first that Solomon would link these two maxims...
Without the Shedding of Blood
“And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” (Hebrews 9:22) It is strange that so many people object to the biblical doctrine...
Boldness in the Holy Place
“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.” (Hebrews 10:19) In the ancient tabernacle only the High Priest was allowed to enter the “holy...
Assembling Together
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25) This...
Like a Wave of the Sea
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind...
Arrows in the Hand
“As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.” (Psalm 127:4) This is the central verse in the 101 verses contained in a remarkable group of 15 psalms called...
Follow Me
“And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.” (Matthew 4:19-20) It was not unusual for a man with...
Learning to Make This Day Count
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) The book of Psalms is divided into five “books.” Book 4 begins with the oldest...
The Workmanship of God
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10) The Greek noun poiēma (“workmanship”)...
God of Love
“Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.” (2 Corinthians 13:11) The title the “God of love” declared...
God of Peace
“Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.” (Romans 15:33) This short verse gives yet another New Testament name for God—the God of peace. The conclusion of this verse with...
A Lesson from Idolatrous Handiwork
“Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they,...
The Lord Our God Is One
“I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30) In this short but profound verse, Jesus claims deity and oneness with God the Father. The Jews who had encircled Him in the temple had said...
God of All Grace
“The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and...
God's Grace Is Sufficient
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9a) How many times have we been in dire situations and then looked...
The New Heavens and New Earth
“For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” (Isaiah 65:17) There is a glorious future awaiting the redeemed. Although...
His Word Is with Power
“And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.” (Luke 4:32) God’s words, whether spoken by Jesus or written in Scripture, are indeed full of power, and...
God's Son in the Old Testament
“I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.” (Psalm 2:7) There are many today (especially Muslims, Jews, and Christian “liberals”)...
The Mystery of Darkness
“And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 22:5) The...
The Word of the King
“Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?” (Ecclesiastes 8:4) Perhaps the archetype of absolute monarchs was Babylonia’s King Nebuchadnezzar,...
By Any Means
“And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of...
Statement of Christ's Purpose
“For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” (John 13:15) Schools, businesses, and institutions are all well-advised to develop and live by a “statement...
The Terror of the Lord
“Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.” (2 Corinthians 5:11) The use...
The Flesh of a Little Child
“Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.”...
He Who Made the Stars
“Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them...
David's Army
“David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father’s house heard it, they went down thither to him. And every one that was in...
A Bondslave and a Freeman
“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God.” (Romans 1:1) Paul identified himself as a “servant [literally ‘bondslave’]...
Stir Up
“Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance.” (2 Peter 1:13) It is apparently rather easy, in this day of football games,...
Lean Not
“For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water.” (Isaiah 3:1) Isaiah...
In the Spirit
“For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.” (Ephesians 2:18) We cannot see or hear the Holy Spirit, but He is very real and is, in fact, the very life of each...
A First-Century Hymn
“It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he...
The Way of Cain
“Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.” (Proverbs 25:14) Cain initially was a religious man, evidently proud of his achievements as a “tiller...
Wisdom and Prudence
“At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.”...
Sifted
“And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen...
The Measure of Better
“Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.” (Proverbs 15:16-17) There...
He Shall Never See Death
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.” (John 8:51) This passage has been difficult for commentators. Most would interpret it to mean that...
The Unmuzzled Ox
“Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.” (Deuteronomy 25:4) This Mosaic regulation would seem rather insignificant except that it is quoted twice in the New Testament....
A Time to Die
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.”...
Exhorting One Another
“But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” (Hebrews 3:13) The fascinating word rendered “exhort”...
Power in the Ark
“And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.”...
Bearing the Cross
“And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:27) Bearing one’s cross means something quite different from bearing the ordinary...
Take Heed Therefore
“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.”...
Both Together
“And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.” (Genesis 22:6) The...
Shadows of His Presence
“And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.” (Isaiah 32:2) In...
Jesus and the Charge of Blasphemy
“Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.” (Mark 14:64) Today many liberal theologians profess to be Christians but argue that...
Witnesses of the Trinity
“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, here am I; send me.” (Isaiah 6:8) In this passage we see, perhaps, a hint of the...
The Fountain of Life
“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” (Revelation...
Thou, O Christ, Art All I Want
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” (Isaiah 26:3) The touching stanzas of the old hymn “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”...
In the Shadow of His Wings
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”...
Jesus, Lover of My Soul
“I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able...
Naming Names
“Their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.”...
Him That Cometh to Me
“All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37) In this verse and the verses to follow, we find Christ using a marvelous...
Humility
“He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself....and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.”...
Praise of the Generations
“That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children.” (Psalm 78:6) Each generation of people tends...
God Is Able
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” (Ephesians 3:20) The Bible portrays God as omnipotent—all-powerful,...
Love and the Heart
“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” (Matthew 22:37) According to Jesus, this is “the great...
The Only True God
“For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.” (1 Thessalonians 1:9) There are “gods...
The Golden Scepter
“And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So...
The Fear of the Lord
“And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” (Job 28:28) This key phrase, “the fear of the LORD” (Yahweh),...
Abel's Timely Testimony
“By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.”...
That Goodly Mountain
“And I besought the LORD at that time, saying, O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according...
Everything We Need
“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” (2 Peter 1:3) In...
Tomorrow
“Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” (Proverbs 27:1) The sin of procrastination may not be one of the so-called “seven deadly sins,”...
Beware of Balaam
“O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the LORD.” (Micah...
Working by Faith
“So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.” (Matthew 20:8) This...
The Pattern in the Mount
“And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.” (Exodus 25:40) Nothing that God does is capricious or accidental. A remarkable object lesson...
Joint Heirs with Christ
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him,...
God's Presence in Flood and Flame
“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall...
We Soon Fly Away
“For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.” (Psalm 90:4) In this unique psalm, Moses is stressing the brevity of even the...
Unbreakable Love
“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and...
A New Song
“O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.” (Psalm 98:1) The theme of singing is frequently...
Lovingkindness and Tender Mercy
“Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.” (Psalm 25:6) These beautiful words, “tender mercies” and “lovingkindness,”...
The Folly of Humanism
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” (Psalm 14:1) Despite all their pretense of scientific...
Rest Only in Christ
“But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and...
Altar Building
“And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.” (Genesis 12:7) This is the first...
Threefold Deliverance
“For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.” (Psalm 116:8) This is the beautiful testimony of the psalmist when the Lord answered his...
Moses and the Shining Face
“And it came to pass, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand...that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with...
The Queen of Sheba
“And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions.” (1 Kings 10:1) A thousand years after the famous...
The Psalm of Life
“I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” (Psalm 91:2) This marvelous psalm of life and security follows a psalm of frailty and death...
The Mercy Seat
“And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee. And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from...
Jacob's Ladder Dream
“And Jacob went out from Beersheba....And he lighted upon a certain place...and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached...
Jacob's Plain Life
“Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.” (Genesis 25:27) Jacob has often been given a bad reputation for his deception of Isaac. He is branded a liar and worse, while the Scriptures...
Isaac's Life of Contrast
“And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved...
Eliezer's Faithful Service
“And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had...go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.” (Genesis 24:2, 4) Abraham...
Lot's Fateful Choice
“And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere....Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated...
Abraham's Separation Test
“Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s...
Abraham's Intercession Test
“I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know. And the men turned their faces from thence, and went...
Abram's Endurance Test
“And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but...
Abram's Obedience Test
“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God....And he gave him tithes of all.” (Genesis 14:18, 20) This is one of the more...
Abram's Trust Test
“And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.” (Genesis 12:10) After Abram moved to Canaan at God’s...
Abram the Called
“So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.” (Genesis 12:4) It is not clear...
Forgotten by God?
“How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy...
The Fountain of Life
“The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.” (Proverbs 14:27) This beautiful phrase, “fountain of life,” is used several times in the...
The Mount of Olives
“And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot: and all the people that was with him covered every man his head, and...
Raised Us Up Together
“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:6) The Bible clearly identifies the resurrection of Christ as central to...
The Book of Books
“This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him.” (Genesis 5:1) The Bible (literally “the book”) contains...
There Shall Be No Night
“And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 22:5) In...
Blessed Are the Dead
“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works...
The Hallelujah Psalms
“Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.” (Psalm 146:1) The last five chapters in the book of Psalms (146–150) comprise what might be considered a great “Hallelujah...
A New Song for a New Year
“Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.” (Psalm 33:3) This is the first of nine references in the Bible to a “new song.” Appropriately, the song of...
All Your Need
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) God is a wonderful provider. He provides the air and the rain and all the...
Our Job as Ambassadors
“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20) Christ has made each...
Absolute Trust
“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him. He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.” (Job 13:15-16) The...
The Time of Old Age
“Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.” (Psalm 71:18) One...
The Lord Will Provide
“And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.” (Genesis 22:14) Abraham had just passed the most severe...
The Goal of Teaching
“Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.” (1 Timothy 1:5) As Paul begins his instruction to his disciple...
The Gifts of the Wise Men
“And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him...
The Babe in Bethlehem
“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from...
The Peace of Christ
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27) The peace of Christ...
Sorrow According to God
“And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-32) In...
Morning Prayer
“Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.” (Psalm 143:8) This is...
Justified--by Faith or Works?
“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and...
Faith, Self Defined
“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and were persuaded of them, and embraced them.” (Hebrews 11:13) Some have struggled with the...
The Beginning of Wisdom
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.” (Psalm 111:10) This age has rightly been...
Running Yahweh's Marathon
“O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto...
Paul and Titus
“To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.” (Titus 1:4) On the surface, this verse might be...
Crying for Help and Clinging to Yahweh
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2) Life is hard! “Yet man is born...
Let Him Hear
“He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” (Matthew 11:15) The Lord Jesus Christ must have considered this exhortation to be of great importance, for it appears eight times in the...
The Name of David
“Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, The Spirit...
The Christian's Partnership
“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God.” (Ephesians 2:19) Prior to salvation, we are called “aliens...and...
The Christian's Parentage
“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.” (Ephesians 2:1) There are three descriptions of what we were prior to God’s work in us, as described in the...
The Christian's Power
“And...the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe.” (Ephesians 1:19) The power of the triune Creator, as displayed in the resurrection of Christ, is directed toward...
The Christian's Possibilities
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ...May give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” (Ephesians 1:17-18) The...
The Christian's Permission
“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” (Ephesians 1:6) The high priest of Israel wore the inscription “holiness to the LORD”...
The Christian's Prosperity
“God and Father...who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3) Given our high position in Christ, it follows that God would provide...
The Christian's Purpose
“According as he hath chosen us in him...that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” (Ephesians 1:4) In the grand purpose of our “selection” into God’s...
The Christian's Position
“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world.” (Ephesians 1:4) The search for identity and meaning can drive one to great successes or tragic failures....
Salvation vs. Assurance of Salvation
“But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.” (1 John 2:5) The New Testament is emphatically clear that we are saved...
God's Shining Face
“The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee.” (Numbers 6:25) This request is part of the well-known Mosaic benediction for the children of Israel (Numbers 6:24-27)....
Help Me, O Lord
“Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy: That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.” (Psalm 109:26-27) There is disagreement as to the...
Love from the Beginning
“For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.” (1 John 3:11) The pungent phrase “from the beginning” occurs no less than nine...
The People Said, 'Amen'
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD. (Psalm 106:48) Many is the speaker who, after he has made some point that...
Works of Darkness
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (Ephesians 5:11) What are these “works of darkness” that we must avoid? Some of these works are...
The Intercessor
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and...
The Devil Never Rests
And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. (Job 1:7) This remarkable scene...
I Am Christ's Friend
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. (John...
Fullness of Blessing
And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. (Romans 15:29) One beautiful characteristic of life in Christ is its fullness. Jesus...
Belief Systems Drive Global Events
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof:...
The Prosperity of the Ungodly
Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?...
The Danger of Willful Sin
Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him. (Numbers 15:31) Under the Mosaic law, there...
Global Conflict Centers on God's People
God that made the world...hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation....
Let God Be True
For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written. That thou mightest be justified...
The Captain of Our Salvation
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became...
Evil Hearts Produce Evil Deeds
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (John 3:19) Make no mistake—those who love evil...
Evil People Hate God's People
Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. (Psalm 139:21-22) Once a conscious...
Our Umpire in Heaven
For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment. Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both. (Job 9:32-33) Job,...
Evil Choices Produce Evil People
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient. (Romans 1:28) The apostle Paul provides a chilling...
The Marvel of Design
And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another. (Genesis 43:33) When creationists calculate the...
Keeping the Law
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. (James 2:10) The law of God, centered in the Ten Commandments, is “holy, and just, and good”...
The New Covenant
Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. (Luke 22:20) The Greek word diatheke, translated as both “testament” and...
To End All Wars
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation,...
Why God Allows Choice
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. (1 John 4:16) It is absolutely clear that God is love (John...
How Can a Man Be Just Before God?
Then Job answered and said, I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? (Job 9:1-2) Job was the most “just” (i.e., “righteous”) man of his age, according...
Should a Christian Get Angry?
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. (Matthew 5:22) There are a number of Scriptures that, taken alone, would indicate...
God Does Not Author Evil
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed....
Yahweh's Desire
For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it. (Psalm 132:13-14) In these two verses, we are told that...
Greetings
Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness. (Titus 1:1) In New Testament times...
Stand Fast
Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. (Philippians 4:1) Several adjectives precede the command contained in this...
Creation and the Finger of God
It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. And he gave unto Moses, when he had...
The Counting God
Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps? (Job 31:4) God is surely the Great Mathematician. All the intricacies of structure and process of His mighty cosmos are, at least in principle,...
Biblical Accuracy
If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? (John 3:12) Many who profess to be Christian intellectuals today are arguing that...
Children of the Day
"Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness." (1 Thessalonians 5:5) It may be significant that most of the days during the...
The Joyful Sound
"Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance." (Psalm 89:15) Many have been the Christians who have joined in singing “We...
Compound Names of Jehovah
"In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS." (Jeremiah 23:6) There are seven compound...
One Day as a Thousand Years
"Beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." (2 Peter 3:8) It is sad that many Christians today are...
Unceasing Prayer
"Pray without ceasing." (1 Thessalonians 5:17) This is, no doubt, the shortest commandment in the Bible, and seemingly the most difficult to obey. How could anyone possibly pray without...
When Christ Ascended
"Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of...
Bringing Up Children
"And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." (Ephesians 6:4) This verse, together with the parallel passage in...
Our Glorious Bodies
"We look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue...
Fellowship
"And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." (Acts 2:42) Much goes on in Christian churches today under the...
The Pleasure of the Lord
"Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the...
Heaven's Commonwealth
"For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ." (Philippians 3:20) The translators of the King James Bible used the English word...
To the Animals
"Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest." (Proverbs...
The Fatherhood of God
"For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring." (Acts 17:28) “The fatherhood of God and the brotherhood...
God the Owner
The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. (Psalm 24:1) In communist countries, “the people” own the lands, while in capitalist...
Follow the Leader
Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies...
This Generation
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. (Matthew 24:34) This exciting prediction by Christ climaxes His great prophetic discourse on the Mount...
Never Alone
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. (Psalm 27:10) There may be more people alive today than ever before, but there are also more lonely people today than ever...
Perfect Minded
“Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let...
Meditation in the Morning
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. (Psalm 5:3) Bible study, meditation on the Word, and prayer are necessities...
The Indwelling Trinity
“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted...
Lord of Hosts
“Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?” (Matthew 26:53) This short verse is packed with important theological...
The God of Patience and Consolation
“Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus.” (Romans 15:5) Paul gives us a descriptive title for the Lord as the...
Absent from the Body
“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8) This wonderful phrase of hope—“absent from...
The God of Hope
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” (Romans 15:13) The apostle Paul invokes the Lord...
Who and What to Esteem
“Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.” (Hebrews 11:26) We hear much today about the importance...
Hastening His Coming
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part...
The Heart of Stone
“Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.” (Ephesians 4:18) The blindness...
The Dispensation of Grace
“If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward.” (Ephesians 3:2) So-called “dispensationalism” has had both its advocates and opponents...
Following the Mark
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the...
In His Steps
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.” (Psalm 37:23) There is nothing more satisfying to a believer than to be living in the will of God for...
Unshakable Things
“And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.” (Hebrews 12:27) In...
The Prophet's Chamber
“And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually. Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set...
Knowing Christ
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of...
The Unintentional Prophet
“And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation.” (John 11:51) Even after seeing the miracle of Lazarus restored...
The New Creation
“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.” (Galatians 6:15) In the original Greek text of the New Testament, the word translated...
The Glory of the Lord
“And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for...
My Lord and My God
“And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God.” (John 20:28) Thomas has been called “doubting Thomas” because of his initial reluctance to believe in the Lord’s...
For Thy Name's Sake
“For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.” (Psalm 31:3) In this psalm of misery and mercy, we see David’s testimony. “In...
The Meaning of Man
“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?”...
Purified Seven Times
“The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”...
But God
“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.”...
Confidence in Christ Alone
“But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have...
The God of Glory
“And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran.” (Acts 7:2) This Scripture...
Our God Is Everywhere
“The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3) The God who created and made all things is not only omnipotent, He is omnipresent. “For...
The Foot of Pride
“Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.” (Psalm 36:11) The contrast in this psalm is not only between good and evil, but more specifically...
God Is Love
“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” (1 John 4:16) God is clearly “the Lord,...
The Riches of His Grace
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” (Ephesians 1:7) The attributes of God are characterized by the “riches...
The God of All Comfort
“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.” (2 Corinthians 1:3) The apostle Paul uses two important titles for God...
The Gate of Praise
“But thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.” (Isaiah 60:18) Walled cities were standard measures in the time of the Old Testament to protect the inhabitants from...
Two Faithful Friends
“But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your...
Evil Men
“Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked; For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.” (Proverbs 24:19-20) Many...
Choose Life
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”...
God's Remnant
“It may be the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the LORD thy...
The Righteous Judge
“That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the...
Sojourners
“For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.” (1 Chronicles 29:15) All of God’s...
Yokefellows
“And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.”...
Sacrifice and Service
“Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.” (Philippians 2:17) Paul saw himself as “poured out” as an offering...
The Doctrine of the Few
“The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people.” (Deuteronomy 7:7) Modern people—even...
Faith, Substance, and Evidence
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) The 11th chapter of Hebrews, known as the great Hall of Fame of Faith reciting the...
My Every Prayer
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy.” (Philippians 1:3-4) The letter to the Philippian church stands as...
Stand Ye Still
“Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem...to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will...
Early Risers
“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” (Mark 1:35) One of the best ways to meet the Lord is to...
Showing the Way of Salvation
“The same [a demon-possessed servant girl] followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.” (Acts 16:17) Paul...
The Weight of the Wind
“For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven; To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.” (Job 28:24-25) It was only discovered...
The Apple of the Eye
“For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.” (Zechariah 2:8) This...
Always
“And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:20) A favorite old song of many senior citizens (of this writer, at least) is the sentimental “I’ll...
Our Rock: The Creator
“Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.” (Deuteronomy 32:18) Just before his death, Moses predicted the coming apostasy of Israel...
Preaching the Resurrection
“And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.” (Acts 4:33) There are multitudes today who believe that Christ’s...
Our Rock of Salvation
“He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:4) Here in the song of Moses, which...
Offering Willingly
“Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.” (1 Chronicles...
The Face of Jesus Christ
“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians...
Sealed by the Holy Spirit
“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is...
The Lord Jehovah
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2) The English name usually...
Jeremiah and Inspiration
“Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could...
The Spiritual Senses
“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” (Psalm 34:8) Frequently, Scripture uses our five physical senses in a figurative way to help us comprehend...
Long Enough
“And the LORD spake unto me, saying, Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.” (Deuteronomy 2:2-3) This was the second time God rebuked Israel for staying too...
Fearing God for Nothing?
“Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?” (Job 1:9) Satan’s challenge brings up an important question: Why should a person serve God? His question...
Bewitched
“O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?” (Galatians 3:1) The...
Questioning God
“Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?” (Romans 9:20) Whenever one begins a question...
The Righteous Judge
“The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.” (Psalm 145:17) When Abraham was interceding with God to spare Sodom if even 10 “righteous” people were...
God Our Savior
“But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared.” (Titus 3:4) Six times in the pastoral epistles Paul refers to God (evidently meaning the Father) as our...
God Loves the Wicked
“And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious...
The Hand of the Lord
“This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the...
Loving God's Word
“Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.” (Psalm 119:140) When asked to name the greatest commandment, Jesus cited Deuteronomy 6:5: “And thou shalt love the LORD...
Rejoice in the Lord
“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4) The Christian has a compelling duty to rejoice. Paul stresses the Christian need to rejoice by using the tense...
He Knows Our Hearts
“Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the children...
Treasures of the Snow
“Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail?” (Job 38:22) It is interesting that this book, the oldest in the Bible, contains more...
Practicing What We Preach
“For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” (John 13:15) Christ’s life matched His teachings, and so must ours. Consider, for example, Christ’s...
The Lord God of Heaven
“Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.” (Ezra...
The Infinite Wisdom and Knowledge of God
“In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:3) One of the most amazing of the divine attributes is God’s omniscience. He not only understands all...
I Am
“And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.” (Mark 14:62) After His arrest, “the chief priests...
Scripture Says/God Says
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16) Among the many evidences...
The Good Confession
“I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession.” (1 Timothy 6:13) Young Timothy...
The Voice of the Lord
“The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.”...
From Prayer to Praise
“Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth;...
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