Posts from June 2020

Posts from June 2020

Possessing All Things

Possessing All Things Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God.(Matthew 5:3) Our Lord referred to the tyranny of things when He said to His disciples. “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find…

Winning Our Praise

Winning Our Praise It is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.(Psalm 147:1) We praise what we enjoy because the delight is incomplete until it is expressed in praise. If we were not allowed to speak of what we value and celebrate what we love and praise what we admire, our joy would not be full. So if God loves us enough to…

Why This Quest?

Why This Quest? For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceived himself.(Galatians 6:3) Before we start to ascend the mountain in our study to know God, we need to stop and ask ourselves a very fundamental question- a question, indeed, that we always ought to put to ourselves whenever we embark on any line of study in God’s Holy Book. The question…

Our Best Help For Others

Our Best Help for Others Everyone helps his neighbor and says to his brother, “Be strong.”(Isaiah 41:6) All the love of God, and of Christ, are inseparably linked with love to the brethren. And day by day we can prove and cultivate this love by daily praying for each other: “Let none that wait on thee be ashamed.”(Psalm 25:3) Take the message to all God’s tried and weary…

Love’s Depths

Love’s Depths That in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.(Ephesians 2:7) In Ephesians 2, Paul vividly describes our wretched condition apart from Christ. Besides being “dead in the trespasses and sins”(verse 1) in which we lives, Paul says we followed the ways of this world (verse 2)-that is, of the…

A Clear Choice

A Clear Choice Man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.(Deuteronomy 8:3) “Your word is truth,” Jesus said to His Father(John17:17) Nothing less than knowledge of that truth is demanded of Christ’s disciples. That knowledge comes only from fervent study of truth- study of His Word. This is indispensable to genuine…

The Lord Is Your Banner

The Lord is Your Banner And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The Lord is My Banner(Exodus 17:15) The Bible is filled with examples of God helping His people come to know the reality of who He is through their experiences. As Joshua and the Israelites were fighting their relentless enemies, the Amalekites, Moses oversaw the battle from a nearby mountain.…

Things

Things And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.(Genesis 1:31) Before the Lord God made man upon the earth He first prepared for him by creating a world of useful and pleasant things for his sustenance and delight. They were made for man’s uses, but they were meant always to be external to man and subservient to him. In the deep heart of the…

For All Saints

For All Saints Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame.(Psalm 25:3) Let us now think of the great company of God, saints throughout the world, who are all with us waiting on Him. And let us all join in the fervent prayer for each other, “Let none that wait on thee be ashamed.” (Psalm 25:3) Just think for a moment of the multitude of waiting ones who need that…

The Framework for Hearing God

The Framework for Hearing God And they shall know that I am the Lord their God.(Exodus 29:46) God created us for intimate friendship with Himself- both now and forever. This is the Christian viewpoint. It is made clear throughout the Bible, especially on such passages as Exodus 29:43-46, Exodus 33:11 Psalm 23 Isaiah 41:8, John 15:14, and Hebrews 13:5,6. As with all close…