In his farewell address to the nation Israel, Moses said:
“Ask now of the days that are past… since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great
We are taught in Romans 5 that the believer in Christ receives justification, peace with God, access to God and the “hope,” or anticipation, of sharing His glory some day. God wants His children to enjoy this coming glory by faith, to live in eager anticipation of it.
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Even a child knows that January is the first month of our calendar year. For the ancient people of Israel, however, the first month of the year was the month of Abib, which roughly equates to our month of April. Speaking of Abib, God said,
“This month shall be
“The story is told of a certain African tribe that learned an easy way to capture ducks in a river. Catching their agile and wary dinner would be a feat indeed, so they formulated a plan.
“The tribesmen learned to go upstream, place a pumpkin in the river, and … ➡
“The Sword of the Spirit… is the Word of God” (Eph. 6: 17).
Of all the spiritual armor which believers are told to “put on” in Eph. 6:11-18, there is only one offensive weapon. This is “the Sword of the Spirit… the Word of God.” The Bible is called … ➡
The resurrection of Christ is God’s answer to unbelief. The changed attitudes of His followers who saw Him alive after His crucifixion and the revolution in the life of Paul, who saw Him “last of all,” rank high among the “many infallible proofs” of His resurrection. Cowards were made … ➡
An old joke describes how hostile Indians once surrounded the Lone Ranger and his faithful Indian companion Tonto. “It looks like we’re really in for it this time, Tonto!” said the Lone Ranger. To which Tonto replied, “What do you mean `we,’ Kemo-sabi?”
I think of this joke every … ➡
The Word of God teaches, “The wages of sin is death.” When Christ stepped across the stars into this world of sin and woe, death was powerless over Him. Christ knew no sin! He was the sinless, spotless Lamb of God; therefore death could not lay its icy grip … ➡
“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever” (I Pet. 1: 23).
We are prone to think of death as following birth. People are born to live their lives and then die.
Spiritually, however, it is the … ➡
One of the greatest prophecies of Scripture is found in Psalm 110:1 where David wrote: “The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit Thou at My right hand until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool.”
In Matt. 22:41-46 our Lord explained that this was a prophecy about Himself, David’s Son … ➡
There are two notable distinctions between the two programs of God regarding the hereafter, both of which have to do with the hope of believers. In the twenty-third Psalm, David, whose hope was earthly, was willing to go, but wanting to stay. Contrariwise, the Apostle Paul taught that believers … ➡
Many religious people take the Lord Jesus Christ as their pattern in life. They call Him “The Great Example”. When problems arise, they ask themselves: “What would Jesus do?” They seek salvation by “walking in His steps”.
While our Lord’s moral and spiritual virtues are indeed worthy of emulation, … ➡
If you don’t know what that is, I can’t say as I blame you. If I were a smart aleck, I might “explain” that paraskevidekatriaphobia is a derivation of triskaidekaphobia, but that would probably leave most of our readers just as befuddled. But the latter is the fear … ➡
Some three thousand years ago, and about one thousand years before Christ, the Psalmist said:
“If Thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with Thee…” (Psa. 130:3,4).
The Psalmist did not explain, however, upon what basis a just and holy God could … ➡
Visiting a young pastor and his family some time ago I observed a touching example of true Christian stewardship.
It was nearly time to go to church, when the pastor’s wife reached for a small box containing a few coins and handed it to her little boy. The coins … ➡
We often hear from grace believers who have been told, by someone who should know better, that those who belong to a denomination could not possibly be saved because they have no understanding of the Grace message. In their mind, they are entangled in a form of “religion” and … ➡
“…the living God…is the Savior of all men, specially of those that believe” (1 Tim. 4:10).
“How is Christ the Savior of all men, specially of them that believe?”
“…the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world” (1 John 4:14), but “it pleased God…to … ➡
“…I appoint unto you a kingdom…that ye may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (Luke 22:29,30).
As you can see from these words that the Lord spoke to the twelve apostles, dining with the King is … ➡
Faith is one of the most precious treasures a man can possibly possess. It is a pity that so few understand what the Bible teaches about it.
Faith is often confused with presumption, optimism, determination, superstition and imagination. Actually it is simply believing. This is why we read in … ➡