TALK and WALK

TALK AND WALK Are ye not carnal, and walk as men. I Corinthians 3:3 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. I John 2:6 Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 We are too much inclined to excuse strife and schism in our churches by saying, “Too err is human; no church is perfect.” God has made provision for victory over the flesh, in both the individual and the collective life of His people. We may read more...

CARMEL AND HOREB

CARMEL AND HOREB Then the fire of the Lord fell… I Kings 18:38 But the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. I Kings 19:12 God was in the fire at Carmel; He was not in the fire at Horeb. We are not to gather from the still, small voice that God is never in wind, earthquake, and fire. He often is. He came at Pentecost with a sound as of a rushing mighty wind. He came in an earthquake in the Philippian jail. God works in nature in the cataclysmic, in flood read more...

Stepping in the light

STEPPING IN THE LIGHT As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him. Colossians 2:6 God would not have us merely “take a stand,” He would have us walk. Too many have taken a stand and are still standing; for years they have made no progress. The New Testament makes much of our walk. We walk by faith, not by sight. We are to walk in the light, walk in love, walk in newness of life, walk worthy of our vocation, walk circumspectly, walk worthy of the Lord, walk read more...

BACKSIDE OF THE DESERT

BACKSIDE OF THE DESERT And he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God. Exodus 3:1 Consider again where Moses met God at the end of his forty-year postgraduate course in Midian. In the unlikeliest place and at the unlikeliest time God brings us to the Great Moment. Moses, the adopted son of Pharaoh’s daughter, brought up in the courts of Egypt, had known more glamorous days than now, a shepherd in a desert. But the big day and the hallowed spot, however read more...

Jesus did not pick up the stones

Jesus did not pick up the stones. John 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. The crowd had gathered to bring this woman to Jesus to condemn her, yet when the Lord brought out all condemnations of everyone, her alone was left standing with Jesus. People may be able to bring up your past and the wrongs that we have done, but when it comes down to it we will all stand alone with read more...

Overcome Distractions

Overcome Distractions But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. —Matthew 6:6 Among the enemies to devotion none is so harmful as distractions. Whatever excites the curiosity, scatters the thoughts, disquiets the heart, absorbs the interests or shifts our life focus from the kingdom of God within us to the world around us—that is a distraction; read more...

Worth of a Soul

Worth of a Soul: God Gave His Only Son ...Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26 In the world's markets, something which has no value for a disinterested person may be considered of great value to another who desires it and purchases it. In this sense, we may learn how dear and precious we are to Christ by what He was willing to give for us! Many Christians are tempted to downgrade themselves too much. I am not arguing against true humility and my word to you is read more...

When the Task Seems Insignificant

When the Task Seems Insignificant Go ye into the village over against you: in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: lose him, and bring him hither. Luke 19:30 These disciples, after three years of training for greater tasks, might have felt that going after a donkey was a rather unimportant errand. But there are no trivial assignments in the work of the Lord. That colt was part of the Divine plan from the foundation of the world. The Lord of read more...

Go Tell Peter

Go tell Peter Mark 16:7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. The last record of Peter before the Lord was crucified was him weeping because of his denial of the Lord. No doubt discouragement was trying to control his life. Have you ever made the wrong decision and continued to "beat yourself up" about it? Guilt is a heavy load to carry, but Jesus can take the guilt away!!! The Lord specifically read more...