Archive of Days of Praise Articles


All the Fountains of the Deep
“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven...
What Shall We Do?
“Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?” (John 6:28) This question is often asked by people who try to work their way into heaven. It was also...
Abiding Fruit
“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my...
God's Word, Our Sustenance and Power
“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4) In Matthew 4:1-4 we are told...
The True Riches
“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.” (1 Timothy 6:17) Christians...
The Finished Work
“They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.” (Psalm 22:31) This is the last verse of Psalm 22, the marvelous prophecy...
The Lord Jesus Christ
“Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the...
The Watchman Held Accountable
“Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel:...When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning...the same wicked man shall die in his...
Paul's Missionary Journey
“Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.” (Ephesians 3:8) The apostle Paul...
In Heavenly Places
“Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 1:20) This fascinating phrase (actually, the Greek...
All Things Well
“And [the crowds] were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well!” (Mark 7:37) At one point in Jesus’ earthly ministry, “great multitudes came unto...
Offended at Him
“Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.” (Mark 6:3) There...
The Word of His Grace
“And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” (Acts 20:32) Many...
The Ministry of the Saints
“Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both...
Our Understanding of Creation
“Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou...
His Son's Name
“Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his...
Descriptive Attributes of God
“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) There are...
The Serpent in the Wilderness
“And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.” (Numbers...
How to Handle a Multitude of Sins
“Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” (Proverbs 10:12) There is an old familiar cliché to the effect that we should “hate the sin, but love the sinner.”...
With Christ
“And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” (Romans 8:17) One of the greatest...
Praise at the Incarnation
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David.” (Luke 1:68-69) These...
Searching for God
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) These are days when few people seem satisfied. Everyone...
Together in Christ
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20) This is a wonderful promise. Whether believers come together in church or...
The Word Made Flesh
“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 definitive...
No Other Name
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) There are many famous names in the history...
The Lord Our Maker
“O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.” (Psalm 95:6) In the first chapter of Genesis we are told that God was to “make man in our image,”...
Open Doors
“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 in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.”...
Guarding the Word
“Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.” (Psalm 119:2) In the remarkable 119th Psalm, there are 176 verses (the longest chapter in the...
Our Great I AM
“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” (Exodus 3:14) This verse is part of an answer to...
The Greatest Display of Compassion
“In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now...
Coming Judgment
“Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’s anger.”...
What Is Wonderful to You?
“Thy testimonies are wonderful: Therefore doth my soul keep them.” (Psalm 119:129) Wonderful is a worn-out word, overworked in our pedestrian English vocabulary. Life can be “wonderful”...
Bread and Wine
“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.” (Genesis 14:18) After Abram’s victory over the pagan kings and the rescue...
Delighting in the Lord
“Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” (Psalm 37:4) Christians tend toward two extremes regarding this remarkable promise of Scripture....
What Does a Little Leaven Do?
“And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of…the Sadducees.” (Matthew...
Walk--Don't Walk
“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...
Not So, Lord
“But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.” (Acts 10:14) This response of Peter to the Lord’s command is a self-contradiction....
The King of Glory
“Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.” (Psalm 24:10) In the upper room just before His betrayal, the Lord Jesus prayed to His Father, remembering...
Glorious Liberty
“Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.” (Romans 8:21) This verse contains the first of...
Worshiping God
“And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.” (Genesis 22:5) We tend to think of “worship”...
Always Rejoicing
“Rejoice evermore.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16) Most people think that John 11:35 (“Jesus wept”) is the shortest verse in the Bible, but our text is actually even shorter in...
Called and Chosen
“But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief...
No More Problems
“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” (Matthew 24:9) All too often in these days of “easy...
A Keeper at All Times
“He that keepeth thee will not slumber.” (Psalm 121:3) Everyone needs that one person who “has your back,” especially in times of calamity. But who is equipped to fill...
Scattered Abroad
“Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.” (Acts 8:4) God has given two great commissions to His people, both of which would require worldwide...
The Arm of the Lord
“The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.” (Isaiah 52:10) The human arm is often used...
Spiritual Entropy
“I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?” (1 Corinthians 6:5) The word for “shame”...
Fear and Rejoicing at God's Word
“Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.” (Psalm 119:161) While no author is given for Psalm 119, Jewish tradition and Rabbinic analysis...
Handfuls of Purpose
“And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.” (Ruth 2:16) This verse contains the unusual instruction of...
In Christ Jesus
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1) One of the key doctrines of Christianity...
The Blood of the Lamb
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (Revelation 12:11) This is the last reference in...
Enoch: A Man of Faith
“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” (Genesis 5:24) Surely one of the most godly, as well as interesting, characters who ever lived was Enoch. He is one of...
Wars and Rumors of Wars
“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” (Matthew 24:6) Christians are often chided...
The Prodigal Father
“But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let...
The Beginning of Creation
“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God.” (Revelation 3:14) This...
The Necessary Light
“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified...
Be Ye Separate
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and...
Delight in the Will of God
“I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.” (Psalm 40:8) This remarkable testimony of David is actually also a Messianic prophecy, fulfilled completely only...
True Love
“Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.” (Song of Solomon 8:7) The...
Waxing Old, Like a Garment
“Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a...
Pray without Ceasing
“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” (Ephesians 6:18) It is obvious that Paul’s...
The Discipline of Patience
“But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” (James 1:4) Patience, or endurance, is part of the development that produces the experience...
Which Path Have You Chosen?
“For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” (Psalm 1:6) Psalm 1 proclaims life’s most important challenge: We have only two paths...
From Disciples to Brethren
“Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.”...
The Days of Youth
“Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all...
The Battle for Purity
“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” (2 Timothy...
Sowing Continually
“In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.” (Ecclesiastes...
The Gardens of the Lord
“When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.” (John 18:1) As Jesus,...
The Family of a Disciple
“Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children,...
Secret Faults vs. Presumptuous Sins
“Cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.”...
The Redeemed of the Lord
“Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.” (Psalm 107:2) This hymn of praise for God’s providence centers around four examples of...
The Furtherance of the Gospel
“But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel.” (Philippians 1:12) The infrequently...
Soldier's Duty
“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a...
Call to Remembrance
“But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions.” (Hebrews 10:32) Our American younger generation, like the Hebrew...
Hereby Know
“Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.” (1 John 4:13) It is surprising to note that this phrase “hereby know” occurs...
The Builder of the House
“He who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.” (Hebrews 3:3-4) Perhaps the single greatest...
Lazarus and the Rich Man
“And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried.” (Luke 16:22) Many scholars believe that...
God's Grace
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” (Philippians 4:23) The basic form of today’s verse appears 13 times in the New Testament. In Scripture, repetition...
God's Complete Supply
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) The key to this promise in today’s verse is the need that must be...
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...
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