The same night in which he was betrayed1 Cor. 11:23 Attention has been directed in these days of ours to what is called the method of suggestion. The power of suggestion to influence thought and conduct is one of the great themes of educational science. We are taught that beneath our consciousness there is a … Continue reading The Wonder of That Night
When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. (Proverbs 10:19) Thoughts on Today's Verse... We are constantly filling our world with noise. If it is not the sound of our own voices, then turn up some other noise to fill the silence. With the proliferation of radio … Continue reading Daily Wisdom (Oct 19)
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy GhostRom 15:13 In the Hebrew language, as scholars know, there are several different words for rain. From which we gather that in Hebrew life rain was something of very … Continue reading The God of Hope
"But who may abide the day of his coming?"Malachi 3:2 His first coming was without external pomp or show of power, and yet in truth there were few who could abide its testing might. Herod and all Jerusalem with him were stirred at the news of the wondrous birth. Those who supposed themselves to be … Continue reading His death shook earth and darkened heaven.
Maintaining the spiritual glowRom 12:11 (Moffatt) All of us have hours in the interior life when we are conscious of the glowing spirit. Our hearts burn within us as we journey. Sometimes these hours reach us unexpectedly; sometimes after periods of prayer. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and so is every one born of … Continue reading Maintaining the Glow
"I will meditate in thy precepts."Psalms 119:15 There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on his Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon the … Continue reading I will meditate in thy precepts.
"Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant?" Numbers 11:11 Our heavenly Father sends us frequent troubles to try our faith. If our faith be worth anything, it will stand the test. Gilt is afraid of fire, but gold is not: the paste gem dreads to be touched by the diamond, but the true jewel fears no … Continue reading If our faith be worth anything, it will stand the test
"The hope which is laid up for you in heaven."Colossians 1:5 Our hope in Christ for the future is the mainspring and the mainstay of our joy here. It will animate our hearts to think often of heaven, for all that we can desire is promised there. Here we are weary and toilworn, but yonder … Continue reading ..in heaven we shall enjoy the victory,
And when there was an assualt made …. They were aware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about; and there they preached the gospelAct 14:5, Act 14:6-7 God's Purpose in PersecutionDriven from Antioch by the outbreak of persecution, Paul and Barnabas moved on … Continue reading The Stoning of Paul
And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints who dwelt at LyddaAct 9:32 In the City, Peter Found One Who Needed HealingWhen the fierce fires of persecution had died out, Peter set forth on a tour of visitation. He was eager to find how the … Continue reading Aeneas and Dorcas