To God Be the Glory

Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen (Ephesians 3:21).
The last verse in our present chapter gives to GOD the glory by CHRIST the Son, in the church. Paul was jealous for JESUS. Paul wanted all honor and glory to be directed to the Lord JESUS CHRIST. He did not crave nor accept praise from men for himself. To GOD be the glory . . . He is worthy; and Paul said, "I count all things … Continue Reading ››

More is Caught Than Taught

"And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4).
What can we do to protect our children? Remember this - "More is caught than taught." The home is the schoolhouse of life. Studies have proven that the home produces 80% or more of the influences - good or bad - that will mold the life of a child. This is precisely why we must, as Christian parents, increase our involvement to influence … Continue Reading ››

Jesus Only

When Jesus was transfigured on the Holy Mountain, "...there talked with two men, which were Moses and Elijah" (Luke 9:30). Moses represents the Law and Elijah represents the prophets. What did they talk about? Scripture gives us the answer: they communed about the Cross (v. 31). When Peter suggested paying homage to Moses, Elijah, and Jesus (v. 33), it seems God wasn't too interested with the proposal. He spoke from heaven, telling the disciples to listen to Jesus (vv. 34-35). Then Moses and Elijah disappeared, and … Continue Reading ››

Eager for Heaven?

"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain" (Philippians 1:21).
After preaching about Heaven one night, a certain minister put this question to his congregation, "How many want to go to Heaven? If you do, stand right where you are." Without any hesitation, everyone in the auditorium jumped to his feet. The preacher then said, "And how many of you want to go right now?" Stunned by the thought of such an immediate departure, they all quickly settled back into their seats. … Continue Reading ››

Remembering the Sacrifice

Every Memorial Day, we as a nation remember those who have died in the service of their country. In the United States of America, a place where such remembrances carry an emotional and profound significance is Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, DC. This famous national cemetery is a serious place where, due to the passing of aging war veterans and the ongoing fighting around the world, there are currently about 27 to 30 military funerals every day, Monday through Friday, and 6 to 8 services … Continue Reading ››

Whatever Happened to Integrity?

"Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity" (Job 31:6).
Webster's simple definition of integrity is: "(1) the quality of being honest and fair, (2) the state of being complete or whole." The Bible's definition of integrity is "moral soundness." I think you would agree with me that integrity seems to be lacking today in virtually every area of our society - in politics, business, and even in religion. Two men surveyed thousands of people and performed hundreds of case studies … Continue Reading ››

Is It Possible to Know the Date of the Lord’s Return?

   But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only (Matthew 24:36).
Just before the Lord Jesus ascended into heaven, His disciples asked Him about the timing of restoring the kingdom to Israel (Acts 1:6). His answer seems to confirm the message of Matthew 24, "It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power" (Acts 1:7). The message of the Scriptures seems pretty clear to … Continue Reading ››

A Mother’s Touch

A Christian who helps to place orphans in homes tells about a little Russian boy named Ivan. He's a lovable child with a shock of brown hair falling over his face. When he learned that he might be able to leave the orphanage, he said, "Please, will you find me a mother?" Fathers are important, too, but there are times when nothing but a mother's touch will do. Even grown men need it. The apostle Paul, probably in his fifties, sent special greetings to a fellow believer … Continue Reading ››

Cover-Ups Stink

 
"Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered" (Psalm 32:1).
The smell at an overflowing garbage landfill became a growing public concern. Workers at the landfill decided to install high-pressure deodorant guns to counteract the odor. The deodorant guns had the capacity to spray several gallons of fragrance per minute over a distance of up to fifty yards across the mounds of putrefying garbage. However, no matter how many gallons of fragrance are sprayed to mask the sickening smell of the landfill, the … Continue Reading ››

Following the Truth

Copied from  Tozer Devotional, April 21, 2021      To know the truth is the greatest privilege any man can enjoy in this life, as truth itself is without doubt the richest treasure anyone can possess. This follows from the nature of truth, and from the world-outlasting dowry it brings to those who open their hearts to it. Apart from truth our human lives would lose all their value, and we ourselves become no better than the beasts that perish. Our response to truth should be eager … Continue Reading ››

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