Archive of Days of Praise Articles


Tomorrow
“Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” (Proverbs 27:1) The sin of procrastination may not be one of the so-called “seven deadly sins,”...
Beware of Balaam
“O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the LORD.” (Micah...
Working by Faith
“So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.” (Matthew 20:8) This...
The Pattern in the Mount
“And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.” (Exodus 25:40) Nothing that God does is capricious or accidental. A remarkable object lesson...
Joint Heirs with Christ
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him,...
God's Presence in Flood and Flame
“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall...
We Soon Fly Away
“For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.” (Psalm 90:4) In this unique psalm, Moses is stressing the brevity of even the...
Unbreakable Love
“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and...
A New Song
“O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.” (Psalm 98:1) The theme of singing is frequently...
Lovingkindness and Tender Mercy
“Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.” (Psalm 25:6) These beautiful words, “tender mercies” and “lovingkindness,”...
The Folly of Humanism
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” (Psalm 14:1) Despite all their pretense of scientific...
Rest Only in Christ
“But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and...
Altar Building
“And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.” (Genesis 12:7) This is the first...
Threefold Deliverance
“For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.” (Psalm 116:8) This is the beautiful testimony of the psalmist when the Lord answered his...
Moses and the Shining Face
“And it came to pass, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand...that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with...
The Queen of Sheba
“And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions.” (1 Kings 10:1) A thousand years after the famous...
The Psalm of Life
“I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” (Psalm 91:2) This marvelous psalm of life and security follows a psalm of frailty and death...
The Mercy Seat
“And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee. And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from...
Jacob's Ladder Dream
“And Jacob went out from Beersheba....And he lighted upon a certain place...and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached...
Jacob's Plain Life
“Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.” (Genesis 25:27) Jacob has often been given a bad reputation for his deception of Isaac. He is branded a liar and worse, while the Scriptures...
Isaac's Life of Contrast
“And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved...
Eliezer's Faithful Service
“And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had...go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.” (Genesis 24:2, 4) Abraham...
Lot's Fateful Choice
“And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere....Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated...
Abraham's Separation Test
“Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s...
Abraham's Intercession Test
“I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know. And the men turned their faces from thence, and went...
Abram's Endurance Test
“And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but...
Abram's Obedience Test
“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God....And he gave him tithes of all.” (Genesis 14:18, 20) This is one of the more...
Abram's Trust Test
“And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.” (Genesis 12:10) After Abram moved to Canaan at God’s...
Abram the Called
“So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.” (Genesis 12:4) It is not clear...
Forgotten by God?
“How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy...
The Fountain of Life
“The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.” (Proverbs 14:27) This beautiful phrase, “fountain of life,” is used several times in the...
The Mount of Olives
“And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot: and all the people that was with him covered every man his head, and...
Raised Us Up Together
“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:6) The Bible clearly identifies the resurrection of Christ as central to...
The Book of Books
“This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him.” (Genesis 5:1) The Bible (literally “the book”) contains...
There Shall Be No Night
“And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 22:5) In...
Blessed Are the Dead
“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works...
The Hallelujah Psalms
“Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.” (Psalm 146:1) The last five chapters in the book of Psalms (146–150) comprise what might be considered a great “Hallelujah...
A New Song for a New Year
“Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.” (Psalm 33:3) This is the first of nine references in the Bible to a “new song.” Appropriately, the song of...
All Your Need
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) God is a wonderful provider. He provides the air and the rain and all the...
Our Job as Ambassadors
“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20) Christ has made each...
Absolute Trust
“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him. He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.” (Job 13:15-16) The...
The Time of Old Age
“Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.” (Psalm 71:18) One...
The Lord Will Provide
“And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.” (Genesis 22:14) Abraham had just passed the most severe...
The Goal of Teaching
“Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.” (1 Timothy 1:5) As Paul begins his instruction to his disciple...
The Gifts of the Wise Men
“And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him...
The Babe in Bethlehem
“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from...
The Peace of Christ
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27) The peace of Christ...
Sorrow According to God
“And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-32) In...
Morning Prayer
“Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.” (Psalm 143:8) This is...
Justified--by Faith or Works?
“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and...
Faith, Self Defined
“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and were persuaded of them, and embraced them.” (Hebrews 11:13) Some have struggled with the...
The Beginning of Wisdom
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.” (Psalm 111:10) This age has rightly been...
Running Yahweh's Marathon
“O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto...
Paul and Titus
“To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.” (Titus 1:4) On the surface, this verse might be...
Crying for Help and Clinging to Yahweh
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2) Life is hard! “Yet man is born...
Let Him Hear
“He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” (Matthew 11:15) The Lord Jesus Christ must have considered this exhortation to be of great importance, for it appears eight times in the...
The Name of David
“Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, The Spirit...
The Christian's Partnership
“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God.” (Ephesians 2:19) Prior to salvation, we are called “aliens...and...
The Christian's Parentage
“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.” (Ephesians 2:1) There are three descriptions of what we were prior to God’s work in us, as described in the...
The Christian's Power
“And...the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe.” (Ephesians 1:19) The power of the triune Creator, as displayed in the resurrection of Christ, is directed toward...
The Christian's Possibilities
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ...May give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” (Ephesians 1:17-18) The...
The Christian's Permission
“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” (Ephesians 1:6) The high priest of Israel wore the inscription “holiness to the LORD”...
The Christian's Prosperity
“God and Father...who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3) Given our high position in Christ, it follows that God would provide...
The Christian's Purpose
“According as he hath chosen us in him...that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” (Ephesians 1:4) In the grand purpose of our “selection” into God’s...
The Christian's Position
“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world.” (Ephesians 1:4) The search for identity and meaning can drive one to great successes or tragic failures....
Salvation vs. Assurance of Salvation
“But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.” (1 John 2:5) The New Testament is emphatically clear that we are saved...
God's Shining Face
“The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee.” (Numbers 6:25) This request is part of the well-known Mosaic benediction for the children of Israel (Numbers 6:24-27)....
Help Me, O Lord
“Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy: That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.” (Psalm 109:26-27) There is disagreement as to the...
Love from the Beginning
“For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.” (1 John 3:11) The pungent phrase “from the beginning” occurs no less than nine...
The People Said, 'Amen'
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD. (Psalm 106:48) Many is the speaker who, after he has made some point that...
Works of Darkness
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (Ephesians 5:11) What are these “works of darkness” that we must avoid? Some of these works are...
The Intercessor
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and...
The Devil Never Rests
And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. (Job 1:7) This remarkable scene...
I Am Christ's Friend
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. (John...
Fullness of Blessing
And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. (Romans 15:29) One beautiful characteristic of life in Christ is its fullness. Jesus...
Belief Systems Drive Global Events
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof:...
The Prosperity of the Ungodly
Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?...
The Danger of Willful Sin
Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him. (Numbers 15:31) Under the Mosaic law, there...
Global Conflict Centers on God's People
God that made the world...hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation....
Let God Be True
For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written. That thou mightest be justified...
The Captain of Our Salvation
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became...
Evil Hearts Produce Evil Deeds
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (John 3:19) Make no mistake—those who love evil...
Evil People Hate God's People
Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. (Psalm 139:21-22) Once a conscious...
Our Umpire in Heaven
For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment. Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both. (Job 9:32-33) Job,...
Evil Choices Produce Evil People
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient. (Romans 1:28) The apostle Paul provides a chilling...
The Marvel of Design
And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another. (Genesis 43:33) When creationists calculate the...
Keeping the Law
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. (James 2:10) The law of God, centered in the Ten Commandments, is “holy, and just, and good”...
The New Covenant
Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. (Luke 22:20) The Greek word diatheke, translated as both “testament” and...
To End All Wars
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation,...
Why God Allows Choice
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. (1 John 4:16) It is absolutely clear that God is love (John...
How Can a Man Be Just Before God?
Then Job answered and said, I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? (Job 9:1-2) Job was the most “just” (i.e., “righteous”) man of his age, according...
Should a Christian Get Angry?
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. (Matthew 5:22) There are a number of Scriptures that, taken alone, would indicate...
God Does Not Author Evil
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed....
Yahweh's Desire
For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it. (Psalm 132:13-14) In these two verses, we are told that...
Greetings
Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness. (Titus 1:1) In New Testament times...
Stand Fast
Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. (Philippians 4:1) Several adjectives precede the command contained in this...
Creation and the Finger of God
It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. And he gave unto Moses, when he had...
The Counting God
Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps? (Job 31:4) God is surely the Great Mathematician. All the intricacies of structure and process of His mighty cosmos are, at least in principle,...
Biblical Accuracy
If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? (John 3:12) Many who profess to be Christian intellectuals today are arguing that...
Children of the Day
"Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness." (1 Thessalonians 5:5) It may be significant that most of the days during the...
The Joyful Sound
"Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance." (Psalm 89:15) Many have been the Christians who have joined in singing “We...
Compound Names of Jehovah
"In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS." (Jeremiah 23:6) There are seven compound...
One Day as a Thousand Years
"Beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." (2 Peter 3:8) It is sad that many Christians today are...
Unceasing Prayer
"Pray without ceasing." (1 Thessalonians 5:17) This is, no doubt, the shortest commandment in the Bible, and seemingly the most difficult to obey. How could anyone possibly pray without...
When Christ Ascended
"Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of...
Bringing Up Children
"And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." (Ephesians 6:4) This verse, together with the parallel passage in...
Our Glorious Bodies
"We look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue...
Fellowship
"And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." (Acts 2:42) Much goes on in Christian churches today under the...
The Pleasure of the Lord
"Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the...
Heaven's Commonwealth
"For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ." (Philippians 3:20) The translators of the King James Bible used the English word...
To the Animals
"Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest." (Proverbs...
The Fatherhood of God
"For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring." (Acts 17:28) “The fatherhood of God and the brotherhood...
God the Owner
The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. (Psalm 24:1) In communist countries, “the people” own the lands, while in capitalist...
Follow the Leader
Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies...
This Generation
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. (Matthew 24:34) This exciting prediction by Christ climaxes His great prophetic discourse on the Mount...
Never Alone
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. (Psalm 27:10) There may be more people alive today than ever before, but there are also more lonely people today than ever...
Perfect Minded
“Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let...
Meditation in the Morning
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. (Psalm 5:3) Bible study, meditation on the Word, and prayer are necessities...
The Indwelling Trinity
“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted...
Lord of Hosts
“Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?” (Matthew 26:53) This short verse is packed with important theological...
The God of Patience and Consolation
“Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus.” (Romans 15:5) Paul gives us a descriptive title for the Lord as the...
Absent from the Body
“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8) This wonderful phrase of hope—“absent from...
The God of Hope
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” (Romans 15:13) The apostle Paul invokes the Lord...
Who and What to Esteem
“Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.” (Hebrews 11:26) We hear much today about the importance...
Hastening His Coming
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part...
The Heart of Stone
“Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.” (Ephesians 4:18) The blindness...
The Dispensation of Grace
“If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward.” (Ephesians 3:2) So-called “dispensationalism” has had both its advocates and opponents...
Following the Mark
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the...
In His Steps
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.” (Psalm 37:23) There is nothing more satisfying to a believer than to be living in the will of God for...
Unshakable Things
“And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.” (Hebrews 12:27) In...
The Prophet's Chamber
“And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually. Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set...
Knowing Christ
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of...
The Unintentional Prophet
“And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation.” (John 11:51) Even after seeing the miracle of Lazarus restored...
The New Creation
“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.” (Galatians 6:15) In the original Greek text of the New Testament, the word translated...
The Glory of the Lord
“And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for...
My Lord and My God
“And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God.” (John 20:28) Thomas has been called “doubting Thomas” because of his initial reluctance to believe in the Lord’s...
For Thy Name's Sake
“For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.” (Psalm 31:3) In this psalm of misery and mercy, we see David’s testimony. “In...
The Meaning of Man
“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?”...
Purified Seven Times
“The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”...
But God
“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.”...
Confidence in Christ Alone
“But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have...
The God of Glory
“And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran.” (Acts 7:2) This Scripture...
Our God Is Everywhere
“The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3) The God who created and made all things is not only omnipotent, He is omnipresent. “For...
The Foot of Pride
“Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.” (Psalm 36:11) The contrast in this psalm is not only between good and evil, but more specifically...
God Is Love
“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” (1 John 4:16) God is clearly “the Lord,...
The Riches of His Grace
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” (Ephesians 1:7) The attributes of God are characterized by the “riches...
The God of All Comfort
“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.” (2 Corinthians 1:3) The apostle Paul uses two important titles for God...
The Gate of Praise
“But thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.” (Isaiah 60:18) Walled cities were standard measures in the time of the Old Testament to protect the inhabitants from...
Two Faithful Friends
“But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your...
Evil Men
“Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked; For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.” (Proverbs 24:19-20) Many...
Choose Life
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”...
God's Remnant
“It may be the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the LORD thy...
The Righteous Judge
“That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the...
Sojourners
“For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.” (1 Chronicles 29:15) All of God’s...
Yokefellows
“And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.”...
Sacrifice and Service
“Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.” (Philippians 2:17) Paul saw himself as “poured out” as an offering...
The Doctrine of the Few
“The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people.” (Deuteronomy 7:7) Modern people—even...
Faith, Substance, and Evidence
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) The 11th chapter of Hebrews, known as the great Hall of Fame of Faith reciting the...
My Every Prayer
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy.” (Philippians 1:3-4) The letter to the Philippian church stands as...
Stand Ye Still
“Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem...to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will...
Early Risers
“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” (Mark 1:35) One of the best ways to meet the Lord is to...
Showing the Way of Salvation
“The same [a demon-possessed servant girl] followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.” (Acts 16:17) Paul...
The Weight of the Wind
“For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven; To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.” (Job 28:24-25) It was only discovered...
The Apple of the Eye
“For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.” (Zechariah 2:8) This...
Always
“And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:20) A favorite old song of many senior citizens (of this writer, at least) is the sentimental “I’ll...
Our Rock: The Creator
“Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.” (Deuteronomy 32:18) Just before his death, Moses predicted the coming apostasy of Israel...
Preaching the Resurrection
“And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.” (Acts 4:33) There are multitudes today who believe that Christ’s...
Our Rock of Salvation
“He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:4) Here in the song of Moses, which...
Offering Willingly
“Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.” (1 Chronicles...
The Face of Jesus Christ
“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians...
Sealed by the Holy Spirit
“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is...
The Lord Jehovah
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2) The English name usually...
Jeremiah and Inspiration
“Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could...
The Spiritual Senses
“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” (Psalm 34:8) Frequently, Scripture uses our five physical senses in a figurative way to help us comprehend...
Long Enough
“And the LORD spake unto me, saying, Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.” (Deuteronomy 2:2-3) This was the second time God rebuked Israel for staying too...
Fearing God for Nothing?
“Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?” (Job 1:9) Satan’s challenge brings up an important question: Why should a person serve God? His question...
Bewitched
“O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?” (Galatians 3:1) The...
Questioning God
“Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?” (Romans 9:20) Whenever one begins a question...
The Righteous Judge
“The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.” (Psalm 145:17) When Abraham was interceding with God to spare Sodom if even 10 “righteous” people were...
God Our Savior
“But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared.” (Titus 3:4) Six times in the pastoral epistles Paul refers to God (evidently meaning the Father) as our...
God Loves the Wicked
“And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious...
The Hand of the Lord
“This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the...
Loving God's Word
“Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.” (Psalm 119:140) When asked to name the greatest commandment, Jesus cited Deuteronomy 6:5: “And thou shalt love the LORD...
Rejoice in the Lord
“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4) The Christian has a compelling duty to rejoice. Paul stresses the Christian need to rejoice by using the tense...
He Knows Our Hearts
“Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the children...
Treasures of the Snow
“Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail?” (Job 38:22) It is interesting that this book, the oldest in the Bible, contains more...
Practicing What We Preach
“For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” (John 13:15) Christ’s life matched His teachings, and so must ours. Consider, for example, Christ’s...
The Lord God of Heaven
“Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.” (Ezra...
The Infinite Wisdom and Knowledge of God
“In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:3) One of the most amazing of the divine attributes is God’s omniscience. He not only understands all...
I Am
“And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.” (Mark 14:62) After His arrest, “the chief priests...
Scripture Says/God Says
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16) Among the many evidences...
The Good Confession
“I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession.” (1 Timothy 6:13) Young Timothy...
The Voice of the Lord
“The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.”...
From Prayer to Praise
“Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth;...
Stunted Growth in Carnal Christians
“And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to...
A Debtor to Grace
“For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.” (Romans 7:18) All too often...
His Precious Blood
“But the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited them; and they were smitten before Israel. And the men of Israel went out of Mizpeh, and...
Come Thou Fount
“And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.” (Revelation 21:6) Promises...
The God of My Salvation
“Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art...
Our Advocate in Heaven
“Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.” (Job 16:19) It is significant that here, in what is probably the oldest book in the Bible, two vitally important...
Jesus Christ or Christ Jesus
“For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 3:20) The doctrine of verbal inspiration implies that not only are...
Our Natural and Spiritual Bodies
“It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there...
The Delightful Law
“For I delight in the law of God after the inward man.” (Romans 7:22) To many people, the law of God is harsh and cruel, consisting of an unreasonable list of “thou shalt nots.”...
When the Foundations Are Destroyed
“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3) The word here for “foundations” is not the usual word for, say, a building foundation. Used rarely,...
Why Parables?
“And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it. But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his...
Partakers of the Promise
“That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel.” (Ephesians 3:6) There are many Christians who regard themselves...
Whom Shall I Fear?
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1) Think back to your youngest childhood...
Almighty God
“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.” (Genesis 17:1) This is the...
His Kingdom Is Forever
“Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith:...
His Doom Is Sure
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh...
The Right Man on Our Side
“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.” (Luke 22:31-32) Satan wanted Peter to fall, and fall he...
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear.” (Psalm 46:1-2) Martin Luther’s journal entries inform us of his continual battle...
How Does God Hear?
“Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, which they shall make toward this place: hear thou from thy dwelling place, even from heaven; and when thou...
A Mind to Work
“So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.” (Nehemiah 4:6) The ambitious project of rebuilding Jerusalem’s...
Submission
“Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” (Ephesians 5:21) Normally in today’s world we are told to strive for the top. Desire to be “Number 1” overshadows...
The Eternal God
“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” (Psalm 90:2) This verse was written...
Mockers--Ancient and Modern
“But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.” (Nehemiah 4:1) The art of mocking God and...
The Word of Life
“Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.” (Philippians 2:16) The Bible is always the best commentary...
When the Boughs Break
“When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy...
Lights in the World
“The sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” (Philippians 2:15) The Hebrew and Greek terms for “sons...
No Complaints
“And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost...
The Reverend God
“He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.” (Psalm 111:9) It is most interesting that the adjective “reverend”...
Behavior Checklist
“Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine...
Doing God's Pleasure
“Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:12-13) In this passage with an...
Abiding Words
“If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15:7) In order for the words of the Lord really to abide in us, it seems...
Working Out Salvation
“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” (Philippians 2:12) This...
The Meek of the Earth
“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.” (Zephaniah...
In the Midst
“And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.” (John 20:26) Jesus,...
Prayer of the Whole Heart
“Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah...
Not Many Wise Men
“For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.” (1 Corinthians 1:26) For the most part, the rich and famous...
Immediate Results
“For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.” (Romans 8:22) Sometimes we don’t get to see the results of our work or choices soon...
Jesus Christ Is Lord
“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the...
The Peace of Thy Children
“And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.” (Isaiah 54:13) This prophetic verse has its primary fulfillment still in the future....
The Greatest Name
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things...
The Obedient Christ
“And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2:8) The only begotten Son of God substituted Himself...
Reasonable Service
“I beseech you therefore...by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world:...
The Incarnation of Christ
“Christ Jesus...being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness...
Jesus Christ Is Lord
“And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:11) Throughout the New Testament, we find there are three names in...
Others' Things
“Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” (Philippians 2:4) Our responsibility is to think like the Lord Jesus, part of which requires “looking”...
The Proverbial Tongue
“In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.” (Proverbs 10:19) The book of Proverbs has much wise counsel concerning the use of the tongue....
Demonic Discouragement
“Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly: How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before...
Here a Little, There a Little
“For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.” (Isaiah 28:10) The setting of this unusual passage is most...
Esteem Others
“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” (Philippians 2:3) In this verse, Paul challenged us to refrain...
The Joy of Reconciliation
“And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” (Romans 5:11) The Greek word for “atonement” in this...
Israel's Confession of Faith
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) As...
Likeminded
“Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” (Philippians 2:2) This emphatic command, along with the parallel terms, helps us...
The Whole Heart
“I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.” (Psalm 138:1) When we sing or testify of our praise to God, it should not be perfunctory or...
The Holy One of Israel
“So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.”...
Marital Problems
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” (Colossians 3:17) Marriage has always had a high place—a...
The Secret of the Lord
“The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” (Psalm 25:14) This is an amazing promise. The word for “secret” means the “inner...
The Beginning and the Ending
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things.” (Revelation 4:11) Two essential truths are rationalized away in Christian circles....
The Secret Things
“The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.” (Deuteronomy...
God's Memorial Day
“And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto...
Man Must Repent
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.” (Romans 3:10-11) From the moment Adam and Eve disobeyed...
Worship of Idols and Demons
“They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.” (Deuteronomy 32:17) This terrible indictment was...
A Little Flock
“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32) The world tends to measure success by size, and this seems generally true...
Never Too Late
“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:42-43) One...
Jesus Is the Savior
“But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” (2 Timothy 1:10) For...
Instruction Contrary to Knowledge
“Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.” (Proverbs 19:27) One of the saddest realities in the modern world is that many of the leaders...
The God Who Saves
“The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” (Psalm 18:2) What...
How Can Things Invisible Be Seen?
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without...
Near to the Heart of God
“And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.”...
The Spiritual Rock
“And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.” (1 Corinthians 10:4) One of the most amazing miracles...
Growing in Faith
“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) All believers should hold...
Sowing and Sleeping
“So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption.” (1 Corinthians 15:42) When a believer’s soul and spirit leave the body and...
The Message of the Old Testament
“Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:22) Ever since sin entered into God’s created world, His message...
The Virtue of Having Enemies
“Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.” (Luke 6:26) It is no compliment to say about a Christian that he has no enemies,...
Our Weekly Day of Rest and Worship
“And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy...
The Perfect Priesthood of Christ
“If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood...what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of...
Present with the Lord
“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8) This verse has proved of great comfort to many a sorrowing...
Death by Sin
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” (Romans 5:12) This very important verse conveys...
The Indwelling Holy Spirit
“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) Note that...
Things Worth Knowing
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John...
Jesus Is the Word
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God....And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten...
Two Mothers
“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.” (Luke 1:46-47) Two Jewish ladies, each carrying children recently conceived, met to discuss...
Atonement
“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) It may be surprising to learn that God’s...
The Soul Exchange
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8:36-37) The lives of many people...
God Is Triune
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” (Matthew 28:19) The foundational plank of Israel’s...
Mercy and Truth
“Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” (Psalm 85:10) The words “mercy” (Hebrew checed, also often translated by “kindness”...
The "Shall Nots" of John's Gospel
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) There are many wonderful...
God Is Love
“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love.” (1 John 4:16) It is said that the most quoted verse in all the Bible is the passage in John 3:16: “For...
Son of the Living God
“And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16) This ringing affirmation of faith came from Peter as spokesman but undoubtedly...
Bruising the Devil
“And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.” (Romans 16:20) This is an intriguing promise, suggesting that...
Jehovah
“And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands.” (Hebrews 1:10) The primary name for God in Scripture is the...
God Is Omniscient
“Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.” (Acts 15:18) Although the concept of absolute knowledge is general to almost all ideas of God, it is perhaps the...
The Oracles of God
“Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?” (Romans...
Christ the King
“Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.” (1 Timothy 6:15) Of the many descriptive titles of the Lord Jesus Christ,...
The Watchers
“I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven.” (Daniel 4:13) It is only in this chapter of Daniel (see also verses 17...
God Is Omnipotent
“Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee.” (Jeremiah 32:17) The Genesis record...
He Knows
“I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.” (Revelation 2:19) Seven times in the letters to His...
Buried with Him
“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death, that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” (Romans...
Accepted in the Beloved
“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” (Ephesians 1:6) This wonderful verse assures that all who have been saved by God’s...
Opening the Ear
“Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.” (Psalm 40:6) That Psalm 40 is primarily a Messianic...
God Is Holy
“Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?” (Exodus 15:11) The awesome vision of the throne that God...
God Is Spirit
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24) Mankind has always struggled with this aspect of God. The Second Commandment prohibited...
The First Day of the Week
“And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.”...
The Living Savior
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9) There is a popular...
A Broken and Contrite Heart
“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” (Psalm 51:17) God prescribed a system of animal sacrifices for sin in the...
The Trumpet of God
“And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.” (Exodus 19:19) This is the first reference to trumpets...
Inspiration
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16) The Bible insists its...
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