Test All Things

I am confident that the religious, superstitious Israelites were horrified when King Hezekiah destroyed their sacred symbol (which they worshipped, the serpent of brass Moses had made) calling it “a piece...

“Mortify your members which are upon the earth.”(Colossians 3:5) The word “mortify” means to deaden, subdue, or be dead. As Paul wrote in Romans 6:11, “Reckon yourselves to be dead to...

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you...

“If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this or that.”(James 4:15) The Apostle does not condemn the buying and selling of merchandise nor the lawful practice of going about...

“Now, LORD, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.”(Psalm 39:7) Faith is the soil, and waiting on God is a flower that grows out of it. I have no...

“Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according...

“He Laid Down His Life For Us.” (1st John 3:16) Here is the most profound, sublime, and glorious truth that human tongue can speak, proclaimed in seven simple, one-syllable words. There...

“And they sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof; for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by...

“Beloved, let us love one another.” (1st John 4:7) Not just love our family, friends, and those who love us, but all people, ESPECIALLY ALL BELIEVERS! “For love is of God.” That is,...

“Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God our Father, who hath loved us, hath given us a good hope through grace.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:16) I have a hope of eternal life and...

“We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us.” (2nd Corinthians 4:7) God employs weak instruments to make manifest His...

1. I plead my need! as the Canaanite, Bartimaeus, the thief, and all who came to Him then. 2. I plead His lovingkindness and tender mercies! He delights to show mercy and is...

Where does a believer find real and genuine peace? On what foundation can we rest and say in truth, “It is well with my soul”? I’ll tell you; it lies in...

The Apostle Paul says, “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1st Thessalonians 5:17-18). This is the will of God; that...

“We know that we have passed from death unto life because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.” (1st John 3:14) If there is anything better...

Are you happy? Yes! but I am not without times of sorrow and depression. Like any human, I weep over loved ones, friends, sickness, death, and disappointment. But I sorrow not...

The disobedient rebel is cast out of the Garden of Eden, as he should have been. A just God cast him out of His presence, but he goes out with a...

“Above all things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” (Colossians 3:14-15) The most necessary grace is love. As Paul...

This natural body is a dying body, subject to afflictions, diseases, infirmities, and eventually DEATH! But if the Spirit of God dwells in us (by grace through faith), death is not...

“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.” (2nd Timothy 4:6) “Departure” is an appropriate and easy representation of death because I...

I never had a better idea of believing in Jesus than I once had from a poor countryman. It struck me very forcibly at the time. Speaking about faith, he said:...

When we feel justified and accepted in Christ, we also feel ourselves to be sinful beggars. Yes! The MORE we see of His grace, the LESS we feel ourselves to be....

“Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.” (1st Kings 19:18) Oh LORD of the harvest,...

“For me to live is Christ; and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21) My Lord Jesus is the giver of life. He is the sum and substance of life. He is my...

“When the Queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the temple that he had built, there was no more spirit in her.”(1st Kings 10:45) SHE HEARD in her...

I recently read that somewhere, years ago in New England, there was a day of fasting each month to mourn over the sins of the land. At last, some public official...

I do not panic nor despair in this world of religious paganism and corruption. The LORD knows how to deliver them that love Him and worship Him out of all trial...

“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing...

There are two vital things the Holy Spirit reveals to all whom He brings to faith in Christ Jesus. 1. He will reveal our NEED OF CHRIST! “I need Thee, precious...

“Forget injustices and neglect, but never forget a kindness, nor an act of love.” I saw this on a wall. The author, whoever he may be, touched my heart and caused...