• The Spiritually Lazy Saint
    on 10/07/2020 at 5:00 am

    Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together… —Hebrews 10:24-25We are all capable of being spiritually lazy saints. We want to stay off the rough roads of life, and our primary objective is to secure a peaceful retreat from the world. The ideas put forth in these verses from Hebrews 10 are those of stirring up one another and…

  • Will You Examine Yourself?
    on 09/07/2020 at 5:00 am

    Joshua said to the people, "You cannot serve the Lord…" —Joshua 24:19Do you have even the slightest reliance on anything or anyone other than God? Is there a remnant of reliance left on any natural quality within you, or on any particular set of circumstances? Are you relying on yourself in any manner whatsoever regarding this new proposal or plan which…

  • Will To Be Faithful
    on 08/07/2020 at 5:00 am

    …choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve… —Joshua 24:15A person’s will is embodied in the actions of the whole person. I cannot give up my will— I must exercise it, putting it into action. I must will to obey, and I must will to receive God’s Spirit. When God gives me a vision of truth, there is never a question of…

  • All Efforts of Worth and Excellence Are Difficult
    on 07/07/2020 at 5:00 am

    Enter by the narrow gate….Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life…. —Matthew 7:13-14If we are going to live as disciples of Jesus, we have to remember that all efforts of worth and excellence are difficult.  The Christian life is gloriously difficult, but its difficulty does not make us faint and cave in— it stirs us up to overcome.  Do we appreciate the…

  • Visions Becoming Reality
    on 06/07/2020 at 5:00 am

    The parched ground shall become a pool… —Isaiah 35:7We always have a vision of something before it actually becomes real to us. When we realize that the vision is real, but is not yet real in us, Satan comes to us with his temptations, and we are inclined to say that there is no point in even trying…