Archive of Days of Praise Articles


The Danger of Diluting Scripture
“And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written...
The Danger of Adding to Scripture
“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.”...
Delusion from God
“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” (2 Thessalonians 2:11) This is a startling declaration! Why would God want to deceive people...
Thou Hast Rejected Knowledge
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy...
Understanding the Word of God
“So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.” (Nehemiah 8:8) Most people—even most Christians—devote...
Ungodly Lifestyles
“For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent,...
Perilous Times
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” (2 Timothy 3:1) There has always been some confusion about the biblical term “the last days.” Many times...
The Truth in Us
“For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.” (2 John 1:2) The word “truth” occurs more in the gospel of John than in any other book...
The Living Word
“And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” (Revelation 19:13) This uniquely expressive name assigned to Christ, as He returns to Earth...
Yahweh's Measureless Creative Might
“Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like...
Rejoicing Greatly
“Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations.” (1 Peter 1:6) Our lives today are continually badgered by various...
The Brazen Serpent
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:14-15) The...
Flee and Follow
“Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” (2 Timothy 2:22) The first part of this twofold command...
It Is Enough
“And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.” (Genesis 45:28) When someone exclaims, “It is enough,” either a requirement...
To Die Is to Live
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.” (Mark 8:35) The principle expressed...
Faith
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12) Scripture teaches that “by grace are ye...
Things to Flee
“Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” (2 Timothy 2:22) There are times to stand and...
Put Off the Old, Put On the New
“But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth...seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new...
Walking in Truth
“I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.” (2 John 1:4) This beautiful metaphor, “walking in truth,”...
Things of the World
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.” (1 John 2:15) We must be wary of the world’s “things,” because we are “in the world,”...
Prayerful Joy in Anticipating Deliverance
“The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; remember all thy offerings, and accept...
The Presence of the Lord
“And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.”...
The Will of the Lord
“Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5:17) There is no more exalted theme in the world than the will of God, nor is there a...
Sanctified Through the Word
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” (John 17:17) This powerful Scripture is actually part of Christ’s great prayer for His disciples recorded in John 17....
"I AM" in the Pentateuch
“And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.” (Genesis 15:7) There are seven “I am’s”...
From the Beginning
“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...
How To Pray
“Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” (John 16:24) Jesus promised that “whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my...
Rightly Divide the Word
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15) This command is for us to “give...
What We Have Now in Christ
“That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) The one who is trusting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord has many wonderful possessions that...
Remember the Day of Rest
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou,...
Good Courage
“Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.” (Joshua 1:6) This admonition...
That Old Serpent
“And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:2) This prophetic vision given to John leaves...
Too Hard for God?
“Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” (Genesis 18:14) This rhetorical...
When God Repents
“And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.” (1 Samuel 15:29) There are a number of Scriptures that speak of God repenting....
Water and Spirit Conversion
“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” (John 3:5) John 3:16, the most quoted Bible verse in...
Christ in Suffering and Triumph
“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 the final book of the Bible...
A Still, Small Voice
“And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.” (1 Kings 19:12) Elijah was in hiding for his life, even though God...
Why Did Christ Die?
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third...
Fellowship with the Father
“...and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:3) One marvelous reason for which God has adopted us (Ephesians 1:5), indeed part of...
They That Wait upon the Lord
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah...
Thine, O Lord
“Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and...
The First Love
“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the...
Knowing Jesus Christ
“I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.” (Mark 1:24) Today’s verse records the response of a demonic host just before Christ cast it out. In Mark 1:34, we are told...
God's Well-Designed Creation
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret,...
Son of Man
“And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.” (Revelation 14:14) This...
He Became Poor
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9) The...
Resisting the Devil
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions...
Saints and Sinners
“Then Job answered the LORD, and said, Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.” (Job 40:3-4) It’s remarkable how the saintliest of...
Reaching Hardened Hearts
“Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day. For...
Dividing Light from Darkness
“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.” (Genesis 1:3-4) Initially, the created...
Savor of Life or Death
“For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life....
God's Glory and Sovereignty
“Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw...
Faith, Hope, and Love in Step
“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” (1 Corinthians 13:13) Love, rendered as “charity” in this verse, happens...
God Knows What We Don't Know
“I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.” (Psalm 119:75) One of the most perplexing aspects of the Christian life is trying...
True Freedom
“As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.” (1 Peter 2:16) We who live in what the song writer called the “sweet land...
Look Back
“Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.” (Isaiah 51:1) While...
The Moments of God
“For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy...
In No Wise
“All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37) This Scripture gives two remarkable truths about our salvation....
Working Out Our 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) We...
If I Perish
“Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will...
To the Fourth Generation
“Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation...
Thou Shalt Not
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.” (Exodus...
Made in Christ
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) Many men would boast of being “self-made”...
Young Men
“I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.” (1 John 2:14) There are two commendations about...
Prepared Hearts
“For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.” (Ezra 7:10) It does not come naturally into our hearts to...
The 'Light' Equation
“God is light.” (1 John 1:5) The biblical text is rich with metaphors and similes, one of which often appears in John’s writings. God is said to be “light”—the...
In a Moment
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall...
He That Is Spiritual
“But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.” (1 Corinthians 2:15) The word rendered “spiritual” is the Greek word pneumatikos, from...
Things We Ought to Do
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye...
What to Put On
“And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” (Luke 24:49) People give much attention...
Honoring Our Fathers
“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 familiar command was the fifth in God’s list...
Coming Like the Flood
“So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard...
The Proof of Obedience
“And hereby do we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.” (1 John 2:3) Jesus once said, “Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke...
Dwelling with a Holy God
“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the high and holy place.” (Isaiah 57:15) While God has many attributes such as love,...
Foolish Talking
“Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.” (Ephesians 5:4) In the book of Ephesians are included several guidelines...
The Name of the Lord
“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” (Exodus 3:14) This unique name of God...
Consuming the Sweet Word of God
“Moreover, he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. And he said unto...
Asking in Jesus' Name
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13) In the gospel of John there are at least six promises that if we...
Ezekiel as God's Watchman
“But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; he that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are...
The Opened Prison
“The Spirit of the LORD God is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to...
Love, Faith, Joy
“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of...
Yet Not I
“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with...
Ye Which Are Spiritual
“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” (Galatians 6:1) According...
Wisdom for Encountering Trials
“Count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire,...
By His Spirit
“Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6) All the works men undertake that glorify the Lord and have lasting value are accomplished by...
After His Own Heart
“The LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people.” (1 Samuel 13:14) Here, Samuel the prophet tells King Saul that...
The Lamb's Book of Life
“And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”...
Places to Walk
“Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places...
All in All
“Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just...
That I May Know Him
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.” (Philippians 3:10) Paul deeply desired to know...
Christian Freedom
“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13) Liberty has always been a cherished...
The Faithful Saying
“It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he...
At God's Good Pleasure
“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.” (Psalm 115:3) We often raise questions about God’s actions, but He is never obligated to explain to...
What Is Sin
“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” (1 John 3:4) The Bible warns that “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23),...
The Whole Law
“Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 18:5) The absolute holiness of God is emphasized throughout...
Memory and the Holy Spirit
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”...
The Gospel of Peace
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion,...
The Opened Heavens
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.” (Revelation 19:11) This...
God's Sovereignty
“And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?” (Exodus 4:11) This divine rebuke to...
Wise Men Lessons
“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.” (Matthew 2:1) We don’t know who these...
Judging Error
“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ,...
When We Abide in Christ
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.” (John 15:4) The Lord Jesus has told us to...
Good Soldiers
“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a...
They Have Their Reward
“Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you,...
Astonishing Doctrine
“And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine.” (Matthew 7:28) This is the first mention of “doctrine” (Greek didache)...
The Elect Lady
“The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth.” (2 John 1:1) The Greek word for “lady”...
Take Heed
“And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you.” (Mark 13:5) In the account of Christ’s great prophetic discourse on the Mount of Olives, as recorded...
Faithful Men
“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:2) Although this verse...
God of All Graces
“Now the God of peace be with you all.” (Romans 15:33) Our God of all the world has been known by many names in Scripture (Elohim, Jehovah, Adonai, etc.), but He is also identified,...
The Father's Love for the Son
“And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17) In this remarkable verse, God the Father, speaking from heaven itself, introduces...
This Same Jesus
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8) When the Lord Jesus rose from the dead, then later ascended into heaven, His body was immortal, no longer...
Things Not Seen
“By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness...
When to Pray
“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4:2) There is no set time to pray, for it is always appropriate. Our text tells us to “continue”...
Resisting the Devil
“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.” (Matthew 4:1) The first recorded event in Matthew’s gospel after Christ’s baptism...
Results of Religious Compromise
“And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from...
The Strength of the Lord
“I will go in the strength of the LORD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.” (Psalm 71:16) Since God the Creator is omnipotent, if we can go in His strength,...
Action Verbs
“Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.” (Psalm 148:5) The concept of “fiat creation” is opposed by evolutionists and all who believe...
Prerequisites for Christian Unity
“If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same...
Strong in Grace
“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 2:1) In the Old Testament, “grace” (used 69 times) is often applied in the sense of...
The Better Hope
“For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.” (Hebrews 7:19) Men and women have many false hopes in this world,...
Song of Praise to the Creator
“Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. Sing unto him a new...
The Unseen Angels
“For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” (Psalm 91:11) God has created “an innumerable company of angels” (Hebrews 12:22), and there...
Lessons to Learn
“But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Matthew 9:13) The Lord Jesus called...
Creation and the Sciences
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:27) The first chapter of Genesis is the foundational chapter...
Doxology to the King
“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (1 Timothy 1:17) In this stirring doxology to the One who allowed...
The Good Deposit
“That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.” (2 Timothy 1:14) The good thing that Paul referred to surely involves God’s “gift”...
Hold Fast
“Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 1:13) There are several significant pieces to this important...
Once, Finished, Forever
“But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God.” (Hebrews 10:12) This verse in Hebrews 10 stands in comparative contrast to the...
Holy Brethren
“I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.” (1 Thessalonians 5:27) There is probably no word more misused—even abused—than the word...
Visit
“Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.” (Acts 15:14) Our English word “visit” has come to mean a...
The Word and the Spirit
“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:12) How is...
The Conclusion of the Matter
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13) The spiritual life of Solomon can, to...
Tragic Ignorance
“For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.” (Romans 10:3) There...
Things to Keep
“And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” (Matthew 19:17) The two main Greek...
Yahweh's Forgiveness and Healing
“Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy...
Snares
“Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.” (1 Timothy 3:7) A snare is a trap normally used to catch an...
Together with Christ
“Even when we were dead in sins, [God] hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ...
He Is Able
“Nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” (2 Timothy 1:12) The...
Reject Favoritism
“My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.” (James 2:1) Evidently the believers in the early church were much like us in...
Fear the Right Fear
“Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear,...
He Gave Himself
“Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.” (Galatians 1:4) There can never be a greater gift...
The Companion of Faith
“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17) When Jesus commenced His earthly ministry, He preached the necessity...
Practicing Righteousness
“LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backbiteth not...
Our Refuge
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.”...
God's Perfect Way
“As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.” (2 Samuel 22:31) This is the 30th verse (out of 50) in David’s...
Life and Immortality
“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) Most...
The Mind of Christ
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 2:5) Although salvation is free, it is not cheap since it required the Creator Himself to become man and submit...
Breath and Spirit
“Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it,...
The Rivers and the Sea
“All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.” (Ecclesiastes 1:7) As the ancients observed the mighty...
Crucified and Alive
“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.” (Galatians 2:20) This...
Once for All
“For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.” (Romans 6:10) The Greek word ephapax translated “once” in this verse actually means...
The Blessed Man
“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” (Psalm...
Born Again by the Word of God
“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” (1 Peter 1:23) Our rebirth into the family of God is quite...
I Come Quickly
“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Revelation 22:20) This is the next-to-the-last verse in the Bible, and it contains...
The Teacher and His Words
“For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” (Matthew 12:37) In many churches, teachers are in short supply. Evidently many who have the Spirit-given...
An Eternal Holy Calling
“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.”...
Magnified Mercy
“Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil...
He Is the Owner
“Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. But if a man be just...he shall surely live, saith the Lord...
Power, Love, and a Sound Mind
“For God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7) This little verse is full of information. In the previous verse, Paul...
King of Kings and Lord of Lords
“These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.” (Revelation...
The Obedience of Christ
“I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.” (John 5:30) Christ...
Divine Power, Divine Nature
“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto...
Behold the Lamb
“And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!” (John 1:36) As he spoke to two of his followers, John the Baptist was, in effect, telling them that they should...
Psalm 104's Creation Song
“Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.” (Psalm 104:1) This psalm captures a historical event recorded in the first...
The Winds of the World
“The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.” (Ecclesiastes 1:6) This...
Living Waters
“A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.” (Song of Solomon 4:15) There are eight verses in the Bible with the phrase “living water,” four...
Made in Christ
“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” (1 Corinthians 1:30) The Greek word ginomai, translated...
A Voice from Heaven
“And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:...
Limitations on God's Promises
“Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith...
The Finger of God
“This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.” (John 8:6) During...
The Sin of Complaining
“And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.” (Psalm 106:15) Christians who complain about their circumstances would do well to ponder this sobering verse and...
Biblical Creation Is Real History
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the...
The Flame of Gifts
“Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.” (2 Timothy 1:6) The apostle Paul uses more unique words in...
Tragic Lot
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” (Psalm 1:1) One of the most tragic...
Living Truths
“He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.” (Mark 12:27) Sin and death are grim realities in the world, but these are only temporary intruders,...
'Very Good'
“And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:31) On several occasions during the creation...
Grace, Mercy, and Peace
“Paul...To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.” (2 Timothy 1:1-2) Of the 13 letters written by the apostle Paul,...
Without Form and Void
“I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.” (Jeremiah 4:23) The language in this verse is clearly patterned after Genesis...
Much Yet to Do
“Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.” (Joshua 13:1) There...
The Dark Valleys
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4) There are many dark valleys...
Jesus Sees and Cares
“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth...
In the Spirit
“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:25) When a person accepts the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, believing on Him as the Son of God and personal...
No More Tears
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”...
Our Eternal Guide
“Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? And...
By His Doing
“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” (1 Corinthians 1:30) In this one verse we find described...
The Cure for Spiritual Weariness
“For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” (Hebrews 12:3) Faith in Christ does not make one immune to...
John the Baptist and Jesus
“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.” (John 1:6-7) John the Baptist...
Grace upon Grace
“And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.” (John 1:16) We can never exhaust the riches of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When we receive Him as Savior, we...
True Worship
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24) The word “worship” is used frequently today in Christian circles—in...
Emblems of the Holy Spirit
“And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him.”...
Watch and Pray
“Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.” (Nehemiah 4:9) Prayer is a powerful weapon, but the wall-builders in Jerusalem...
Faith in All the Ages
“And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets.” (Hebrews 11:32) Hebrews...
The Call of the Twelve
“And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach.” (Mark 3:14) Early in His public ministry, Jesus gathered around Himself those to...
The Lively Oracles
“This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us.” (Acts...
Priscilla and Aquila
“And [Apollos] began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.” (Acts...
Seven Days
“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.” (John 8:56) Jesus spoke to the Pharisees about “my day”—a day that Abraham had “seen”...
The Gospel of Prosperity
“Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.” (Romans 1:10) This mention of the word “prosperous”...
Fruit-Bearing Christians
“Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.” (John 15:2) As Christ emphasized...
Not Yet
“These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.” (John 8:20) This is the last of seven times in the...
Greetings from Peter
“Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace...
The 'I Wills' of Christ
“And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.” (Mark 1:41) When the Lord Jesus makes a promise, that promise is...
The Book
“The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” (Matthew 1:1) This verse about the book begins the New Testament. This book and Scripture from Genesis...
Two Days and Two Thousand Years
“But, 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. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men...
From Darkness to Light
“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.” (Genesis 1:3-4) The initial aspect of...
Passing Over to the Other Side
“He saith unto them, let us pass over unto the other side.” (Mark 4:35) After a long day of ministry, Christ commanded His disciples, “Let us pass over unto the other side,“...
God's Great, Unsearchable Deeds
“I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to...
Holy Conversation
“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness.” (2 Peter 3:11) The picturesque phrase “holy...
The Indwelling Christ
“And they glorified God in me.” (Galatians 1:24) One of the greatest doctrines of the Christian faith is the amazing truth that the Lord Jesus Christ indwells each believer through...
God's Everlasting Covenants
“And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.” (Genesis...
Jesus and the Flood
“For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came,...
Cities of Refuge
“Ye shall give three cities on this side Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge.” (Numbers 35:14) When the Israelites entered...
Incorruptible Things
“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.” (1 Peter 1:18) Not...
Who Is Wise?
“O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalm 107:1) Psalm 107 is eminently practical, pointing our hearts to humble instruction. The psalmist...
The Summary of Divine Grace
“Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy....
Power Over Troubled Circumstances
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear.” (Psalm 46:1-2) Psalm 46 may have been written after Yahweh’s great military victory...
The Face of Jesus Christ
“And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:4) This is the last reference in the Bible to the face of the Lord Jesus Christ, and a glorious...
Loquacity
“He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.” (Proverbs 17:27) The sin of loquacity (that is, talkativeness or chattering) is one...
God's Sovereignty Over All
“So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon...
Hear, O My People
“Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me....open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.” (Psalm 81:8, 10) This psalm was evidently used...
How Are You Living?
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the...
Walk by Faith
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7) Although today’s verse appears in parentheses in the King James Bible, it is a most important concept in Scripture and...
Passing the Scripture Test
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) Scripture begins with the historical account of the origin of the universe. The first verse of our God-breathed...
The Mighty Hand of God
“That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.” (Joshua 4:24) The testimony of Joshua to the children...
The Honest Use of Scripture
“Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.” (Mark 7:13) Jesus uttered these sharp words of rebuke to the...
Visible Love
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:18) It has become popular for Christian organizations to cite this verse as their...
Heavenly Calling
“As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.” (1 Corinthians 15:48) In a wonderful sense, Christians are just...
If So Be
“If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” (1 Peter 2:3) The phrase “if so be” (Greek ei per) is used four times in the New Testament, each time setting forth...
Fulfilling the Law
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.” (Matthew 5:17) Christ makes this profound statement shortly after the famous...
The Battle Is the Lord's
“And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give you into our hands.” (1 Samuel 17:47) These were...
Justification
“And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.” (Genesis 7:1) This is the first mention of the...
The Heart of Our Understanding
“Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.” (1 Corinthians 14:20) The wise man wrote long ago, “With all thy...
If by Any Means
“If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.” (Philippians 3:11) The usage of this seemingly insignificant phrase “if by any means” (Greek ei pos)...
God Remembers
“And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged.” (Genesis 8:1) This...
The Raging Seas
“Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.” (Psalm 89:9) There are few things in nature more fearsome or more uncontrollable by man than...
With God Salvation Is Possible
“For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10) One week before Passover, Jesus entered the bustling city of Jericho and encountered Zacchaeus, a...
True Deliverance
“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” (Matthew 6:13) Certain Christian workers practice...
Infallible Proofs
“To whom also he shewed 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) To...
Seeking Worshipers
“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” (John 4:23) Here is an amazing...
All Things New
“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” (Revelation 21:5) The coming of a new year...
Glorifying God Through Praise
“Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.” (Psalm 50:23) The great summarizing commandment of the apostle...
God's Grace and Glory
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that...
Faithful and Just
“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) All too often when we read or quote a favorite verse...
The Name of the Lord Jesus
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21) This is the first of 144 references to the name...
Jesus Christ: 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...
Four Implications to Live By
“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God,...
Thanks for the Greatest Gift
“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9:15) We who have known and sought to follow the Lord for many years have received many, many blessings for which to thank...
Jesus: Savior and God
“Thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins….And they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” (Matthew 1:21, 23) These...
We Can Know That We Know Him
“And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.” (1 John 2:3) The apostle John’s vocabulary in his gospel, epistles, and Revelation is quite distinctive....
Death Before Sin?
“For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” (1 Corinthians 15:21-22) Modern evangelicals...
A Spring of Water
“Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall...
The Eternity of Christ
“O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” (John 17:5) This passage is taken from Christ’s prayer to the Father...
The Divine/Human Word
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son.” (Hebrews 1:1-2) The title of...
You Can Be Content
“I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content” (Philippians 4:11) What is contentment? The Greek word autarkes means “sufficient/strong.” Our Lord uses...
Our Inheritance
“To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.” (1 Peter 1:4) Our heavenly inheritance, among other things, is an “eternal...
God Is Faithful
“God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:9) When we place our trust in Jesus Christ as omnipotent Creator and...
Old Testament Prophecy
“Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you.” (1 Peter 1:10) Our verse today and the verses that follow...
What Paul Knew
“And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.” (1 Corinthians 8:2) There are many things that none of us can know—not even the...
Seek Ye First
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) This has become a favorite memory verse for millions and...
A New Name
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone...
Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit
“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3) The Lord Jesus calls the poor in spirit “blessed,” a rich adjective in the Greek (makarios)...
Blessed Is He
“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity.” (Psalm 32:1-2) What true believer is there who is...
Faint Not
“For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” (Hebrews 12:3) The Christian life and ministry can grow wearisome...
A Spiritual Pillow
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) There is not one electron outside the...
Be Diligent
“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge.” (2 Peter 1:5) The importance of diligence is urged by Peter as basic in the development...
Get Your Mind Ready
“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:13) We have been...
Forget Not His Commandments
“My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments.” (Proverbs 3:1) It is vitally important that even though we are saved by grace and not by the works of the law,...
Believing God
“Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.” (Acts 27:25) Most people believe in God—some kind of god—but it’s...
The Divine Designer
“Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the...
The Urgency of Christ's Work
“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” (John 9:4) It is striking how often the Lord Jesus used the term “must”...
Did He Really Die?
“And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to...
He Is Able
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” (Ephesians 3:20) Despite man’s arrogant pride,...
The Living Word/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) There is such beautiful correlation...
Conformity
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:29) One of the greatest...
Eternal Things
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians...
Four Commands
“Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.” (1 Peter 2:17) Our text today gives four commands for believers to obey, each of which is difficult but nonetheless...
Abide
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth...
Giving Thanks for Christian Friends
“We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers.” (1 Thessalonians 1:2) We all have much to be thankful for. It is certainly appropriate to give audible...
Called Before Birth
“But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him.” (Galatians 1:15-16) There is...
Our Hope
“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope.” (1 Timothy 1:1) Paul, in his opening salutation to Timothy, makes...
The Names of the Men
“And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: of the tribe of Reuben; Elizur the son of Shedeur.” (Numbers 1:5) These are the first entries in several long lists of...
Our Hiding Place
“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) There are times in the...
The Only Way
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) This is surely one of the best-known, best-loved, most important,...
I Trust the Lord My Soul to Take
“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8) The New England Primer was a popular Puritan tutorial taught to millions...
Son of God
“Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by...
Asking and Receiving
“For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” (Matthew 7:8) The tremendous resource of prayer is far too often neglected...
The Grace of Being Content
“And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.” (1 Timothy 6:8) The last of God’s Ten Commandments—and probably the most difficult to obey—deals with the...
The Definition of Faith
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) The marvelous “faith chapter,” Hebrews 11, is an amazing chapter. Here,...
Old Testament Love
“Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 19:18) Many people have mistakenly...
The Voice of the Lord
“The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.” (Psalm 29:4) This solemn phrase, “the voice of the LORD,” occurs seven times in Psalm...
Words of Peace and Truth
“And he sent the letters unto all the Jews, to the hundred twenty and seven provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, with words of peace and truth.” (Esther 9:30) The book of Esther...
Created to Rule the Day
“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) It seems that throughout history,...
Never Forsaken
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” (Deuteronomy 31:6) The...
For Us
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) “Christian” liberals for many generations have scoffed at...
Where to Bestow Our Wealth
“And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to...
Christ Our Leader
“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” (Hebrews...
Ask What Ye Will
“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) The precious promise in this verse has been an inspiration to...
Root of Bitterness
“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.” (Hebrews 12:15) Bitterness and a bitter...
Think on These Things
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of...
Born of God
“If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.” (1 John 2:29) This is the first of seven occurrences of the phrase “born of...
Praising Yahweh at All Times
“And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison….At midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God.” (Acts 16:23, 25) In this world, we...
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