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“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...
The Shame of 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”...
Exceeding Greatness
“And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.” (Ephesians 1:19) There are a number of scriptural superlatives...
The Lord and King Cyrus
“That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.” (Isaiah 44:28) This...
The Light of the Word
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105) As the sun provides physical light for the world, so Jesus Christ is spiritually “the light of the...
The Truth
“And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2 Timothy 4:4) This is the last of 11 occurrences of “the truth” in Paul’s...
O My Soul
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.” (Psalm 42:5) This expression (“O...
Meditation
“Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.” (Psalm 119:27) The remarkable 119th Psalm, with its 22 eight-verse stanzas, is the unique “song...
The Law of Liberty
“So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.” (James 2:12) On Independence Day, Americans should give thanks to the Author of liberty that we have been...
The Powers of God
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8) In these days of rampant humanism,...
Songs in the Night
“Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song...
Light for Every Man
“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” (John 1:9) The Bible clearly teaches that faith in the person and saving work of Jesus Christ is essential...
Profit and Loss
“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26) In these materialistic days,...
Signs of the Times
“When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern...
The Christian's Cleansing
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9) This familiar promise is often quoted as a sort of...
The Two Ways
“For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” (Psalm 1:6) This verse outlines the inescapable truth that there are only two roads and two...
Till Heaven I've Found
“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...
Satan's Wiles
“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” (Ephesians 6:16) Our goals as victorious warriors or even survivors...
Sin and the Christian God
“But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou...
Upward Way
“And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:19) The hymn “Higher Ground” acknowledges the...
Higher Ground
“Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians...
Love of the Father for the Son
“The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.” (John 3:35) The gospel of John, in a special sense, emphasizes the love in the divine Trinity of the heavenly...
Defending the Gospel
“But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.” (Philippians 1:17) Many Christians decry the use of apologetics or evidences in Christian witnessing,...
Useless Prayers
“He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.” (Proverbs 28:9) There are some prayers that God hates, strange as that may seem. In fact,...
Created
“Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.” (Isaiah 43:7) There are three main verbs used to describe...
Pleasing God
“Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.” (2 Corinthians 5:9) Paul’s great ambition was to please his Lord and Savior. In our text, the...
No Coveting
“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy...
No False Witness
“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” (Exodus 20:16) There are several important and very specific words used in this commandment. An expanded translation could...
No Stealing
“Thou shalt not steal.” (Exodus 20:15) The word translated “steal” is the Hebrew ganab and is restricted to acts done secretly. It figuratively describes wind sweeping...
No Adultery
“Thou shalt not commit adultery.” (Exodus 20:14) This commandment’s obvious application is for marital fidelity. God created one man and one woman for that union (Genesis 1:26;...
No Murder
“Thou shalt not kill.” (Exodus 20:13) The basis for murder is hatred (Deuteronomy 19:11; Exodus 21:14). The use of a weapon identifies murder. It may be a lethal weapon, like an “instrument...
Honoring Parents
“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.” (Exodus 20:12) This is the “first commandment with promise”...
God's Rest Day
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.” (Exodus 20:8) The Hebrew word shabbat is found 108 times in the Old Testament. The basic meaning is “intermission” or “break.”...
God's Precious Name
“Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.” (Exodus 20:7) As always, the word choices of the Holy Spirit are very important. The Hebrew word nasa, translated “take,”...
No Other Image
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing.” (Exodus 20:4) There are several reasons why idolatry is forbidden. The most obvious is that the triune...
No Other Gods
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3) This first commandment, written by the finger of God Himself on Mount Sinai—twice (Exodus 31:18; 34:1)—contains...
Doctrines of Devils
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” (1 Timothy 4:1) In chapter...
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...
That Ye Might Believe
“And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of...
Good Affliction
“It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.” (Psalm 119:71) This seems like a strange testimony. Affliction is often accompanied by complaining...
Let Him Hear
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (Revelation 3:22) It makes an eternal difference whether a person hears—yet doesn’t hear—or...
The Finished Works of Creation
“For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.”...
Righteous Boldness
“The righteous are bold as a lion.” (Proverbs 28:1) A holy boldness is imparted to those who seek to speak the truth of God (Acts 4:31). The miracle of the Pentecost outpouring of...
The Eternal Cosmos
“He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.” (Psalm 148:6) In this central psalm of the last five psalms comprising the “Hallelujah”...
The Crucial Point
“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” (Galatians 6:14) Whenever people speak...
The Good Pastor
“I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.” (John 10:14) The Greek word used here for “shepherd” is the same as for “pastor.” The Lord...
Nine Forty-Day Periods
“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...
The Pillar and Ground of the Truth
“These things write I unto thee, hoping to come into thee shortly: But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of...
Pilgrims on the Earth
“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims...
A Provoked Spirit
“They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes: Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.” (Psalm 106:32-33) This...
The Veil over the Nations
“And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.” (Isaiah 25:7) Many people feel that every nation...
The Victor's Crown
“And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.” (1 Corinthians 9:25) Ancient athletes...
Our Sins in His Body
“Who his own self bare 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) When Christ...
The Righteous Man
“Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.” (1 John 3:7) There is an old spiritual song that has the phrase “ev’ry...
Afraid to Understand
“For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day. But they...
A Righteous Heart
“And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel.” (1 Kings 11:9) The Scriptures have an interesting commentary on Solomon’s...
The Witness 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...
Ascending Vapors
“He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.” (Psalm 135:7) This striking verse is practically...
The Tongue of the Learned
“The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as...
The Dreamers
“It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh,...
Righteous Friends
“Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” (James 4:4) The phrase “a man is known...
Undeserved Suffering
“Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?” (Psalm 10:1) This cry of the psalmist has been echoed times without number by those persecuted for...
A Righteous Desire
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness.” (Matthew 6:33) The Pharisees of Jesus’ day were quite “religious” in their behavior, but our Lord often...
The Faith of Our Mothers
“When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.” (2 Timothy 1:5) The...
The Christian's Calling
“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.” (Ephesians 4:1) The Christian’s calling in Christ is a high...
Heartfelt Prayer
“Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.” (Lamentations 3:41) It is so easy to let our prayers become routine and repetitious, and we need to remember that...
Waxing Old
“Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall...
When He Shall Appear
“And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.” (1 John 2:28) There are many glorious promises...
Alive into Heaven
“And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind...
Feeding on Truth or Wind
“Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” (Psalm 37:3) Although there are many promises in Scripture to the effect that the Lord...
Preciousness
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous...
Wondrous Things in the Word
“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” (Psalm 119:18) The word “law” (Hebrew torah), as used in the psalms, actually refers to all the...
Inherit the Wind
“He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.” (Proverbs 11:29) This verse was selected to provide the title for one...
Thanks for Everything
“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:20) Being thankful for everything that happens in his or her life...
Showers of Blessing
“And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.” (Ezekiel 34:26) This...
The God of Heaven
“And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the Lord, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.” (Jonah 1:9) It was by these words that the prophet Jonah...
Habitation for God
“Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood. We will go into his tabernacles: we...
To Be Like Him
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:15-16) Scripture admonishes us...
The Flesh and the Spirit
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.” (Galatians 5:16) The conflict between flesh and spirit is a frequent theme in Scripture, beginning...
Who Shall Let It?
“Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?” (Isaiah 43:13) This is one of the classic “archaisms”...
Elioenai
“And the sons of Neariah; Elioenai, and Hezekiah, and Azrikam, three.” (1 Chronicles 3:23) Elioenai’s name is in a long list of names in the book of Chronicles. In fact, it...
Threescore Years and Ten
“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”...
Christ Our Substitute
“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” (Hebrews 9:28) There are two specific...
Pastors and Teachers
“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers.” (Ephesians 4:11) The four or five specific spiritual gifts mentioned by Paul...
Fear Not, Little Flock
“But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Luke 12:31) In these days of financial worries and rampant materialism, it does us good to...
Headstone of the Corner
“The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.” (Psalm 118:22) That this enigmatic verse is really a Messianic prophecy is evident from the fact that...
A Time to Sleep
“And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.” (Acts 12:6)...
My Glory
“O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.” (Psalm 108:1) This seems a somewhat strange expression. A similar statement is found in Psalm 30:12: “To...
The Light and the Sun
“The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.” (Psalm 74:16) One of the traditional “discrepancies” attributed by the skeptics...
Questions About Creation
“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.” (Job 38:4) In chapters 38–41 of Job is recorded a remarkable series of 77 questions...
Power of Faith
“Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power.” (2 Thessalonians...
I Will Ever Be True
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of...
Stained with Blood So Divine
“But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, …one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith there came out blood and water.” (John 19:33-34)...
Dark Calvary
“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.” (Matthew 27:45) The second verse of the grand old hymn “The Old Rugged Cross” contains...
On a Hill Far Away
“And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha.” (John 19:17) The Hebrew word golgotha and the Latin word calvarie...
The Old Rugged Cross
“God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” (Galatians 6:14) As we ponder the crucifixion...
Prosperity Versus Contentment
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.” (1 Timothy 6:6) In this day of Madison Avenue sales pressures and an ever-increasing array of technological gadgets and creature comforts,...
The Stars Also
“And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.” (Genesis 1:16) On the fourth day of the creation...
Zechariah's Strange Prophecy
“All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a...
Praising the Lord
“Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.” (Psalm 146:1) Each of the last five psalms (146–150) begins and ends with “Praise ye the LORD”—i.e., “Hallelujah.”...
The First Stone
“For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” (Ecclesiastes 7:20) When the self-righteous men in the crowd surrounding the woman caught in the act of...
Son of God
“[God] hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.” (Hebrews 1:2) The unique divine Sonship of Jesus...
Power of Forgiveness
“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.” (Acts 26:18) All too often we consider...
Power from Grace
“And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.” (Acts 4:33) The apostle Peter observed that believers are...
The Sun of Righteousness
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.” (Malachi 4:2) This is the...
An Early Confession
“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received...
Mindful of the Words
“That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour.” (2 Peter 3:2) There has long...
The Deep Sleep
“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof.” (Genesis 2:21) This is the first of seven...
Babes in Christ
“Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.” (1 Corinthians 14:20) The Christian life is entered by the new birth so...
Holy Goodness
“[Barnabus] was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith.” (Acts 11:24) The Holy Spirit indwells all believers (1 Corinthians 1:22; 6:19, etc.) and the fruit of the Spirit...
Building-Vine-Body
“For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:3) There are three wonderful figures in the New Testament that depict the relationship of the individual...
Heaven Opened
“And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.” (John 1:51) In Jacob’s...
Holy Things
“If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD.” (Leviticus 5:15) The “shadow of things to come” (Colossians 2:17) in the Old...
Aceldama
“And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.” (Acts 1:19) Never was...
In a Moment of Time
“And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.” (Luke 4:5) It is interesting that there are just three “moments”...
The Indwelling Trinity
“To know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:19) One of the great doctrines of Christianity is the doctrine...
The Poetry 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 word “poem” is...
The Unjust Steward
“And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.” (Luke 16:8) This...
Glorious Holiness
“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) Our finite minds would never grasp the idea...
In Time of Trouble
“For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.” (Psalm 27:5) In this psalm of praise,...
Cities Set on a Hill
“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” (Matthew 5:14) Cities in ancient times were often built on a hill, and this was especially important...
The Beginning of Creation
“But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.” (Mark 10:6) These words of the Lord Jesus Christ ought to settle once and for all, for those who take His words...
While God and I Shall Be
“For 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...
His Everlasting Arms
“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee.” (Deuteronomy 33:27) The third verse of “I Am His,...
Appreciating God's Creation
“And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and...
Everlasting Love
“The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” (Jeremiah 31:3) Perhaps no doctrine...
Apostasy and Prosperity
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8) One of the most tragic...
The Duty of Rejoicing
“But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.” (Psalm 5:11) It...
Holidays
“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.” (Colossians 2:16) This is the only verse in the New...
David's Son
“He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the...
God My Personal Savior
“And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.” (Luke 1:47) One of the most wonderful titles of the Lord Jesus Christ is that of Savior. This word (Greek soter, from which is derived...
Let Him Hear
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (Revelation 3:22) This is the final exhortation in Christ’s letters to His seven representative...
Personal Greetings
“Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.” (Romans 16:14) An interesting phenomenon occurs in the closing chapter of many of Paul’s...
Signs and Seasons, Days and Years
“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.” (Genesis 1:14)...
When He Shall Appear
“And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.” (1 John 2:28) There are many glorious promises...
Lessons from Amos: Don't Pass Through Beersheba
“But . . . pass not to Beersheba.” (Amos 5:5) Beersheba (well of the “sevens”) became a location of some importance in Israel’s early history. Hagar, the Egyptian...
Lessons from Amos: Don't Enter Gilgal
“But [do not] . . . enter into Gilgal . . . for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity.” (Amos 5:5) Gilgal was the place of new beginnings. Twelve memorial stones from the Jordan were...
Lessons from Amos: Seek the Lord
“But seek not Bethel. . . . Seek the LORD, and ye shall live.” (Amos 5:5-6) Bethel had a long history with Israel. Abraham camped near Bethel when he first entered the land of Canaan...
Lessons from Amos: Walking with God
“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3) Amos was a prophet during the reign of Jeroboam II (son of Joash), who ruled the northern 10 tribes of Israel from 825 to...
We Will Serve the Lord
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of...
World Without End
“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.”...
The Ways and Works of God
“He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.” (Psalm 103:7) We have a distinct privilege, as believers, to know something of the “acts” of...
The Rough Places Plain
“Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain.” (Isaiah 40:4) This is an amazing...
The Title "Christian"
“Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.” (1 Peter 4:16) The word “Christian” occurs only three times in Scripture...
The Futile Wrath of Man
“Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.” (Psalm 76:10) One of the most amazing anomalies in human life is the oft-repeated testimony...
Lively Hope
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”...
Daniel the President
“It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom; And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes...
Scripture Songs
“Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.” (Deuteronomy...
Nests in the Ark
“Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.” (Genesis 6:14) Details surrounding the story of Noah and the...
Valentine's Day
“Who so findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.” (Proverbs 18:22) Embedded in many of our customs and holidays are a mixture of pagan and biblical principles....
Lifelong Love
“Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life,...
Lessons from the Rich Fool
“But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?” (Luke 12:20) This sobering verse gives,...
For Our Justification
“Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” (Romans 4:25) We rejoice greatly in Christ’s resurrection, knowing that He has promised that...
The Spirits in Prison
“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and...
Wages or a Gift
“The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) This wonderful verse has been used by the Holy Spirit countless times...
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