Archive of Days of Praise Articles


The Soul Exchange
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8:36-37) The lives of many people...
God Is Triune
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” (Matthew 28:19) The foundational plank of Israel’s...
Mercy and Truth
“Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” (Psalm 85:10) The words “mercy” (Hebrew checed, also often translated by “kindness”...
The "Shall Nots" of John's Gospel
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) There are many wonderful...
God Is Love
“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love.” (1 John 4:16) It is said that the most quoted verse in all the Bible is the passage in John 3:16: “For...
Son of the Living God
“And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16) This ringing affirmation of faith came from Peter as spokesman but undoubtedly...
Bruising the Devil
“And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.” (Romans 16:20) This is an intriguing promise, suggesting that...
Jehovah
“And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands.” (Hebrews 1:10) The primary name for God in Scripture is the...
God Is Omniscient
“Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.” (Acts 15:18) Although the concept of absolute knowledge is general to almost all ideas of God, it is perhaps the...
The Oracles of God
“Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?” (Romans...
Christ the King
“Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.” (1 Timothy 6:15) Of the many descriptive titles of the Lord Jesus Christ,...
The Watchers
“I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven.” (Daniel 4:13) It is only in this chapter of Daniel (see also verses 17...
God Is Omnipotent
“Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee.” (Jeremiah 32:17) The Genesis record...
He Knows
“I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.” (Revelation 2:19) Seven times in the letters to His...
Buried with Him
“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death, that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” (Romans...
Accepted in the Beloved
“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” (Ephesians 1:6) This wonderful verse assures that all who have been saved by God’s...
Opening the Ear
“Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.” (Psalm 40:6) That Psalm 40 is primarily a Messianic...
God Is Holy
“Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?” (Exodus 15:11) The awesome vision of the throne that God...
God Is Spirit
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24) Mankind has always struggled with this aspect of God. The Second Commandment prohibited...
The First Day of the Week
“And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.”...
The Living Savior
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9) There is a popular...
A Broken and Contrite Heart
“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” (Psalm 51:17) God prescribed a system of animal sacrifices for sin in the...
The Trumpet of God
“And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.” (Exodus 19:19) This is the first reference to trumpets...
Inspiration
“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) The Bible insists its...
When...Then
“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.” (Deuteronomy...
Bible Authority
“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” (Proverbs 30:5-6) The...
Remember His Benefits
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” (Psalm 103:2) The benefits of the Lord are, indeed, great and marvelous, and it would be an act of ingratitude not to...
Privileged Suffering
“For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake.” (Philippians 1:29) Paul wrote in the previous verses that we are to...
Pleasures at God's Right Hand
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” (Psalm 16:11) The 16th Psalm contains the Bible’s...
The Living Word
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14) This is the great...
On Being Faithful
“Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.” (Titus 1:9) It is important to note that...
Becoming the Gospel
“Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one...
Pleasant Perplexities
“For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.” (Philippians 1:23-24) As...
Risen with Christ
“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.” (Colossians 3:1) The wise believer revels in the fact of Christ’s...
The Father of Spirits
“Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?” (Hebrews...
When Messiah Came
“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks:...
The Earth Is the Lord's
“The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.” (Psalm 24:1-2) The...
Other Preachers
“What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.” (Philippians 1:18) This verse seems...
The Transfiguration
“And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and...
Remembered Through All Generations
“I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.” (Psalm 45:17) The 45th Psalm is a beautiful Messianic psalm, speaking...
Filled with Fruit
“Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.” (Philippians 1:11) The unique phrase “fruits of righteousness”...
Life by Death
“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21) This profound confidence comes at the conclusion of a threefold summary of Paul’s experience while serving...
Reporting on the Parables
“And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen,...
Not Ashamed
“Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God.” (2 Timothy 1:8) Paul...
Jesus' Prayer of Thanksgiving
“In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes:...
Moses and Elijah
“And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.” (Luke 9:30-31) This...
Love's Product
“That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ,...
The Good Part
“But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:42) The sisters Mary and Martha both loved the Lord Jesus and wanted...
The Price of Sparrows
“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.” (Matthew 10:29) This fascinating bit of first-century pricing information,...
Love's Longing Prayer
“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment.” (Philippians 1:9) Paul’s longing for the Philippian church is eloquently expressed...
Be Sure
“But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.” (Numbers 32:23) Most things in this life are uncertain; nevertheless, there...
No Fear in the Days of Evil
“Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?” (Psalm 49:5) This enigmatic question should be a real concern to elderly unbelievers—or...
What the Creator Requires
“And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart...
God's Tear Bottle
“Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?” (Psalm 56:8) This is a remarkable insight into the tender heart of our heavenly Father. He...
Defense of the Gospel
“Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of...
Promised Performance
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6) Our Lord gave this powerful promise...
The Limited Knowledge of Jesus
“But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” (Mark 13:32) This verse has always been difficult to understand....
Thy Power to Save
“O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.” (Psalm 98:1) Throughout Scripture God accomplished...
Redeeming Love
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” (Ephesians 1:7) Verse four of “There Is a Fountain” fills...
Thy Precious Blood
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:...And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I...
The Dying Thief
“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:42-43) One...
There Is a Fountain
“And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.” (Revelation 21:6) Christian...
Breaking Bread
“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.” (Matthew 26:26) This is the first of...
One God
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD.” (Deuteronomy 6:4) This great verse has been recited countless times by Israelites down through the centuries, setting forth their distinctive...
Fellowship in the Gospel
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.” (Philippians...
Living in the Real World
“For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” (Isaiah 65:17) People often think they are being practical when they...
The Unperfect Substance
“Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” (Psalm 139:16) This...
The Daily Cross
“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” (Luke 9:23) This same conversation and challenge is also...
Rejection at Home
“But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.” (Mark 6:4) A town will give great honor to a “hometown...
The Firstborn of Every Creature
“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature.” (Colossians 1:15) A widespread cult heresy based on this verse claims that Jesus Christ was not eternal but...
The Wicked Man
“The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.” (Psalm 10:4) It is significant that the word “wicked” does...
The God Who Provides
“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) God’s provisions for the believer...
God's Shadow
“Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.” (Psalm 17:8) There are 12 references in the Bible to God’s “shadow,” understood as a type...
Creation and the Constellations
“Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.” (Job 9:8-9) The book of...
Creation in Praise of God
“For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”...
Not This Man
“Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.” (John 18:40) Unfortunately, this is the attitude of every generation toward its Creator...
Fear of Witnessing
“And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.” (Acts 4:18) Every Christian knows that he or she should witness for Christ, but most...
With Christ
“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:2-3) The apostle Paul, looking forward to...
The Higher Ways
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9) God’s thoughts and ways are by no means...
Created and Made
“These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.” (Genesis 2:4) There are two accounts...
All Things Well
“And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.” (Mark 7:37) Jesus indeed “hath done all things...
The Righteous in Authority
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” (Proverbs 29:2) Many can remember when the nation observed holidays on...
The Greatest Love
“And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will...
Confirmation of the Gospel
“Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of...
Our Ministry to Angels
“To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.” (Ephesians 3:10) There is “an innumerable...
The Living and the Written Word
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) The holy Scriptures and the person of our Lord Jesus Christ are so inseparably bound together...
According to the Word
“Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.” (Psalm 119:169) The closing 22nd stanza of Psalm 119 repeats many of the themes of the previous...
Selah
“Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.” (Psalm 3:2) The word Selah occurs 74 times in the Bible (three of which are in the prophetic psalm of...
A Model Church
“Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father.” (1 Thessalonians 1:3) Paul...
Labor—The Gift of God
“And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.” (Ecclesiastes 3:13) Some people may have the feeling that having to work...
Neither Wine nor Strong Drink
“For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.” (Luke 1:15) Whether...
The Worldwide Flood
“And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.” (Genesis...
Prophecy
“I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” (Deuteronomy...
The Awesome Word
“Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.” (Psalm 119:161) This stanza of Psalm 119 is rich in descriptions of the way God’s Word...
Prophets from the Beginning
“That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which perished between...
The Wonderful Angel
“And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?” (Judges 13:18) This intriguing encounter occurred during one of Israel’s periods...
Outward Appearances
“But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward...
Treasure in Heaven
“Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.” (Luke 12:33) The...
Children in Heaven
“And [David] said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether GOD will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should...
Thou Hast Made Me Glad
“For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.” (Psalm 92:4) “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises...
Delivered by the Word
“Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law. Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.” (Psalm 119:153-154) Much of the Old Testament...
The Elect of God
“Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.” (Romans 8:33) The doctrine of election is a key doctrine of Scripture, but it is also controversial,...
Teachers and Soldiers
“And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” (2 Timothy 2:26) We are in a great battle for the minds of young people...
Jots and Tittles
“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) Concerning Scripture,...
Thy Light and Thy Truth
“O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.” (Psalm 43:3) This old troubled world desperately needs light to...
The Lord Is Thy Keeper
“The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand....The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.” (Psalm...
The Prayer of Moses
“O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” (Psalm 90:14) This majestic yet reflective psalm is the oldest of all psalms. The superscript of...
Prayer for the Word
“I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes. I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.” (Psalm 119:145-146) One of the great privileges...
The Blindness of Israel
“What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.” (Romans 11:7) One of the saddest aspects of our world...
A Better and an Enduring Substance
“For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10:36) Christians have certain heavenly possessions, and this knowledge...
Divine Logistics
“And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee,...
Father of Believers
“And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” (Genesis 15:6) The key New Testament doctrine of imputed righteousness, received through saving faith in...
Whosoever Will
“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...
Full
“Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.” (Genesis 25:8) With the words of our text, Abraham ended...
The Righteous Word
“Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments. Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.” (Psalm 119:137-138) The writer of the book of...
A Mighty Man
“And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valor.” (Judges 6:12) Gideon was not a very promising leader to all...
Many Books
“And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.” (Ecclesiastes 12:12) It seems amazing, at first, that...
Touch Not Mine Anointed
“And [David] said unto his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the LORD’s anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the...
Christ in You, the Hope of Glory
“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27) The last six words of...
Guide and Keeper
“For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.” (Psalm 31:3) David wrote often about the trials of life, but he leaned on a wise...
A Help in Sorrow
“And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”...
My Strength and Victory
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may...
My Savior Makes Me Whole
“Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong...
Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.” (John 15:13-14) Hymns sometimes lift our souls...
Salvation in the Spirit
“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” (John 3:5) Nicodemus was confused the night...
The Golden Rule
“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12) This command of Christ is the famous...
A Fresh Start
“That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man,...
Loaded with Blessing
“Blessed be the LORD, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.” (Psalm 68:19) As we come to this year’s end, it is salutary for the believer...
Wonder at the Word
“Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.” (Psalm 119:129) Josiah was eight years old when he became king of Judah. His grandfather was Manassah and his father...
True Education
“For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that...
Keeping and Avoiding
“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called.” (1 Timothy 6:20) Note that there are contained...
Judgment from the Word
“I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.” (Psalm 119:121) The Hebrew word mishpat is one of the eight terms used in Psalm 119 to identify the Word of God....
The Trinity in Ephesians
“There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in...
God Gave Himself
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) It is singularly appropriate...
Mary and the Grace of God
“And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.” (Luke 1:30) This announcement by the angel Gabriel to the virgin Mary, that she had been chosen...
God with Us
“And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.” (Genesis 4:1) Here is Eve’s testimony concerning the first child...
Mind Control
“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the...
Origin of the Races
“These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.” (Genesis 10:32) This is...
Keep Alive Thy Work
“O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.” (Habakkuk 3:2) Habakkuk...
Science--True and False
“And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of...
Fringe Issues
“And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient.” (2 Timothy 2:24) One of the plagues of modern-day Christendom is that many take up...
Cursed or Blessed
“Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.” (Jeremiah 17:5) Jeremiah provides for us a striking...
Shielded by the Word
“I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love. Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.” (Psalm 119:113-114) The Bible is replete with military imagery. We are told...
The Urgency of Salvation
“For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians...
Light from the Word
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105) One of the more beautiful metaphors in the Bible, “light” is used either metaphorically or...
Life in the Blood
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”...
How to Keep from Falling
“For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?” (Psalm 56:13) Once a person receives...
Unto Him That Is Able
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.” (Jude 1:24) There are three wonderful doxologies...
A World of Books
“And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written....
Loving the Word
“O how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.” (Psalm 119:97) This emotional stanza in Psalm 119 bursts with passion for the Word of God. “How sweet are thy words unto...
Direct Access
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:5) This is one of the key verses of Scripture for several reasons. In the first place,...
At Ease in Zion
“Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!” (Amos 6:1) Zion (or Jerusalem)...
Eight Revivals
“Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?” (Psalm 85:6) The number eight seems commonly to be associated in the Bible with a new beginning, new life, resurrection,...
Faithful Stewards
“Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” (1 Corinthians 4:2) God’s Word reminds us that “every one of us shall give account of himself to God”...
Continue
“But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.” (2 Timothy 3:14) This encouraging exhortation by Paul is...
He Rides Upon the Heaven
“There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.” (Deuteronomy 33:26) Chapter 33 of Deuteronomy contains the...
The Settled Word
“Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.” (Psalm 119:89) Most who read the Bible regularly are probably familiar with these sweeping statements from the Scriptures. “So...
Faithful Sayings
“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” (1 Timothy 1:15) The adjective “faithful”...
Come Forth as Gold
“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus...
Inspired Words
“Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.” (Luke 21:33) The doctrine of plenary verbal inspiration, wrongly considered antiquated by many modern neo-evangelicals,...
Adam's Failure, Christ's Strength
“By the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.” (Romans 5:18) When...
The Faithful Creator
“Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.” (1 Peter 4:19) This is the only verse...
The Pilgrims
“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.” (1 Peter 1:1) These “strangers” to whom Peter...
I Need No Other Argument
“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.”...
Leaning on the Word
“And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son....These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may...
Enough for Me
“Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for...
A Resting Place
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through...
A Marvelous Thing
“The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvelous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.” (John 9:30) A “marvelous thing”...
Godly Examples
“Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.” (Colossians 4:15) Some Pauline epistles, which included the letter to the church at...
Redeem the Time
“Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” (Colossians...
Watch in Prayer
“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also...
Business Structure: Masters
“Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.” (Colossians 4:1) Kurios is the common Greek word for a person with authority....
Business Structure: Servants
“Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God.” (Colossians 3:22) Most of the world...
Maker and Owner
“I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.” (Jeremiah 27:5) “The...
The Sleeper
“Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” (Ephesians 5:14) The message in our text provides an attention-getting warning to those who claim...
Family Structure: Children
“Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.” (Colossians 3:20) It is certainly worth noting that the command for children’s obedience...
Family Structure: Husbands and Fathers
“Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them....Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.” (Colossians 3:19, 21) The creation of the first...
The Good Fight
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7) The beautiful National World War II Memorial in the nation’s capital was dedicated...
Family Structure: Wives
“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.” (Colossians 3:18) This instruction has created an undue amount of “interpretation” over the...
Wrap Yourself in Godliness
“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another.”...
This Grace Also
“Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.” (2 Corinthians 8:7) The...
Another Gospel
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the...
Clean Your Mind
“But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds.”...
Mortify Your Fleshly Members
“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” (Colossians 3:5) This...
Focus Your Mind
“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Colossians 3:2) The command of this verse is contained in the Greek word phroneo. The noun form has an emphasis on...
Risen with Christ
“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.” (Colossians 3:1) The twice-born have been raised with Christ and...
Shadowy Things
“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.”...
Preaching the Word
“Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.” (Acts 8:4) Every believer has been called to preach God’s Word, not just pastors of churches....
Whom to Pray For
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men.” (1 Timothy 2:1) Let no one ever say that he has nothing...
Blotted Out
“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers,...
The Circumcision of Christ
“In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ.” (Colossians 2:11) During...
Complete in Him
“And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.” (Colossians 2:10) The term pleroo simply means “to fill up.” We are “complete”...
Beware!
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” (Colossians 2:8) In spite of...
Rooted and Built Up
“Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:7) The Christian walk must be “rooted”...
Christian Metaphors
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27) Christian believers and their characteristics are described in terms of many colorful metaphors in the Bible....
Regeneration
“That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” (John 3:6) Perhaps the greatest purpose of Christianity is to take that which is only flesh...
Order and Steadfastness
“For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.” (Colossians 2:5) Apparently,...
Beguiled and Enticed
“And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.” (Colossians 2:4) Any man can beguile us with words that are designed to capture our reason. The unusual word...
Treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge
“In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:3) Paul had just promised the twice-born that they would be endowed with the “riches of the full assurance...
Full Assurance of Understanding
“That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father,...
Christ in You
“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27) The New Covenant includes...
The Wisdom Mine
“Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?” (Job 28:20) In one of his monologues, the patriarch Job compares his search for spiritual understanding to human...
Watchful Sobriety
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8) Several words are used in Scripture to imply...
Continue in the Faith
“If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel.” (Colossians 1:23) In the New Testament, the use of the definite article “the”...
Reconciled
“And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable...
Head of the Church
“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 “head”...
Creator of All Things
“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created...
The God Who Provides
“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) God’s provisions for the believer...
Line upon Line
“The word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and...
The Great Physician
“But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.” (Matthew 9:12) It almost goes without saying that a person who is seriously...
Delivered, Translated, Forgiven
“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.”...
Qualified to Inherit
“Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of...
Fruitful in Every Good Work
“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.” (Colossians 1:10) There are many admonitions in...
Filled with the Knowledge of His Will
“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.”...
Lessons from Colossians
“To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Colossians 1:2) Paul’s letter...
The Bible Stands!
“Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.” (Psalm 119:160) Very few books survive very long. Only a few survive past the first...
Certain Hope
“Who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil.”...
Longing for the Word
“My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word. Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?” (Psalm 119:81-82) Those who “love the LORD”...
Sufferings
“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.” (1 Peter 2:21) Peter’s first epistle, written...
Understanding Through the Word
“Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.” (Psalm 119:73) Understanding the Word of God begins with seeing God as the Creator...
Lovers of Self
“For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.” (2 Timothy 3:2) One of the dangerous teachings of...
Receiving from the Word
“Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.” (Psalm 119:65) The good that comes from the hand of the Lord is “according unto thy word,” a common...
The Discerner
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner...
Guarding the Word
“Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.” (Psalm 119:57) Three stanzas within the 22 stanzas of Psalm 119 have all eight Hebrew terms used to describe...
Obedience and Righteousness
“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” (Romans 5:19) Certainly the focal point of all history and...
Least in the Kingdom
“Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same...
Hope Through the Word
“Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.” (Psalm 119:49) The saints of God have always faced something of a two-pronged challenge to their hope....
Redeemed!
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood...
Mercy from the Word
“Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.” (Psalm 119:41) The Hebrew word hesed, used here for “mercy,” has a breadth of meaning....
The Comfortable Church
“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” (Revelation...
Taught by the Word
“Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.” (Psalm 119:33) This eight-verse section (vv. 33-40) closely parallels a similar passage in Proverbs 2:1-5....
Father, Abba, Father
“They are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” (Romans 8:14-15) Charles...
His Spirit Answers to the Blood
“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”...
Forgive Him, Oh Forgive
“Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24) The third...
For Me to Intercede
“Wherefore, he is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:25) The second verse of the moving...
Arise, My Soul, Arise
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16) The beautiful old hymn “Arise, My Soul,...
The Writing of God
“And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.” (Exodus 32:16) In this verse is the first occurrence in the Bible of the word...
Revival Through the Word
“My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.” (Psalm 119:25) Sometimes the battle takes its toll, we feel like the enemy is winning, and our soul “melteth...
Understanding the Times
“And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their...
The Imperatives of Redemption
“From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised...
To Be or Not to Be
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave...
Bounty from the Word
“Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.” (Psalm 119:17) Materialism is so prevelant that it is sometimes difficult to not associate words like “bounty”...
Labor or Service?
“Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work.” (Deuteronomy 5:13) The term “labor” to many seems to connote drudgery or routine, repetitive, demeaning toil. As used...
Meditation
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou...
Cleansed by the Word
“Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.” (Psalm 119:9) Psalm 119:9-16 provides key instructions for those who would seek to please...
Our Sins
“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6) As Christ hung on the cross, the...
Blessed by the Word
“Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.” (Psalm 119:1) The Hebrew word barak appears over 300 times in the Bible. It basically means to endue or bless...
Pie in the Sky
“And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.” (Revelation 19:9) Unbelievers...
Great and Precious Promises
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”...
The Omniscience of God
“O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.” (Psalm 139:1) The marvelous 139th Psalm consists of a prayer by King David to his King, the omniscient, omnipresent, holy Creator God,...
Milk or Meat
“For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their...
His Master's Crib
“The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.” (Isaiah 1:3) What an indictment this is—not only against...
How the Earth Is Filled
“For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14) The very first command given to Adam and Eve was “Be...
Faith
“And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” (Genesis 15:6) It may come as a surprise to some that both Old and New Testament believers are justified...
King at the Flood
“The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever. The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.” (Psalm 29:10-11) There...
The Wolf and the Lamb Together
“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.” (Isaiah...
The Great Divider
“Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division.” (Luke 12:51) From the very beginning, God has been a great divider. On the first day of creation,...
Like the Most High
“I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” (Isaiah 14:14) These are two of the “I will’s” of Satan—or Lucifer—as he...
To the Looking Glass
“For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what...
The Fear of the Lord
“Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.” (Psalm 34:11) This psalm has been a source of great comfort and encouragement to many down through the...
The Joy of the Lord
“Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our LORD: neither be ye sorry; for...
Loving His Appearing
“Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”...
Rest and Work
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”...
A Divine Mission
“For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed:...
Inheritance in Our Father's House
“And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house?” (Genesis 31:14) This is the first mention of the word...
The Scattering Hammer
“Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?” (Jeremiah 23:29) One of the most picturesque of the figures used to describe the...
Logical Milk
“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” (1 Peter 2:2) This exhortation is directed to young Christians who have only recently trusted God’s...
The Return to the Upper Room
“And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room....These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication.” (Acts 1:13-14) What a myriad of thoughts must have...
Understanding Management
“For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.” (Matthew 25:14) Several kingdom parables in the...
Understanding Ownership
“The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” (Psalm 24:1) The doctrine of creation is not merely a “scientific” debate....
Stewardship Conflicts
“Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish...
Humanity's First Job
“God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing...
A Nail in a Sure Place
“And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place;...
Magnificent Obsession
“For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.” (1 Corinthians 9:19) In his letter to the Ephesians (4:11-16), Paul noted...
With Christ
“For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.” (Colossians 2:9-10) The book of Colossians...
The Lasting Noahic Covenant
“And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.” (Genesis...
The Sword
“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” (Matthew 10:34) The Christian life is a life of war, and the Christian soldier must be a skilled...
Acceptable Sacrifices
“Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 2:5) In the Old Testament...
Fire in the Bones
“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...
Those Whom God Calls Fools
“Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?” (Deuteronomy 32:6) This rebuke...
The Powerful Hand of God
“Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.” (Isaiah 48:13) The human hand is...
Given to Us Eternal Life
“And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” (1 John 5:11) Our text for today contains truths that provide great power and comfort...
The Everlasting Covenant
“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.” (Hebrews 13:20) This is the...
The Day of Visitation
“Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.”...
He Shall Judge the World
“Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.” (Psalm 96:13) Those men and women who...
Places He Has Been
“And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.” (John 18:2) In the 18th and 19th chapters of John’s gospel, there...
With the Rich in His Death
“And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.” (Isaiah 53:9) It is generally recognized...
The Ransom Price
“Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28) The thought that the death of Jesus and His shed blood...
Jesus Christ Our Creator
“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created...
Love So Amazing, So Divine
“In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.” (Colossians 1:22) The past three days we have studied the verses of the...
His Head, His Hands, His Feet
“Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side....And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My LORD and my God.” (John 20:27-28) Perhaps...
Not I, but Christ
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave...
The Prince of Glory
“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right...
The Pure Word
“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.” (Proverbs 30:5) When the inspired writer of Proverbs testified here that God’s Word was “pure,”...
For Our Transgressions
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) The 53rd...
Committed to Thy Trust
“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith.”...
Learning by Example
“But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.” (2 Timothy 3:14) When Paul wrote these words to Timothy,...
The Good Seed
“Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.” (Luke 8:11) The Word of God is pictured by many beautiful symbols in the Scriptures, and perhaps one of the most meaningful...
Resurrection in the Old Testament
“Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.”...
The Rain and the Word
“For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to...
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