Monthly Archives: June 2015

Overcome Them – 1 John 4:4

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. – 1 John 4:4 In 1954 a movie entitled Them! was released to screaming theater goers all across America.  The plot of the film revolved around the growing anxiety over […]

All Things Work Together For Good… – Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28 It is difficult to see how bad things can turn out well.  How can we be better following a terrible illness?  How can deprivation make us stronger?  I […]

Do More – Philemon 1:21

Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say. – Philemon 1:21 Do you have a debt?  Do you owe anyone any money or time?  Most adults in the modern world can relate to this idea.  Either we have a home mortgage or a credit card […]

The Greatest Gift – Psalm 116:12-14

What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? – Psalm 116:12-14 Have you ever received a gift beyond your expectations?  Perhaps it was a bicycle on Christmas morning or a big raise in pay.  On the other hand you may have received a scholarship or a good job in a […]

One In Christ Jesus – Galatians 3:28

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. – Galatians 3:28 In 1655, Charles Emmanuel II, the Duke of Savoy, led troops into a valley of the Piedmont in Northern Italy, where a peaceful people called the […]

Where is the God of judgment? – Malachi 2:17

Ye have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him ? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment? – Malachi 2:17 If someone came to you and said, […]

As You Have Been Taught – Colossians 2:6-7

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:  Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. – Colossians 2:6-7  There are many ideas today about how to be a Christian.  Some think you are a Christian if […]

Keep The Light On – Leviticus 24:2

Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually. – Leviticus 24:2 On a whim, the voice actor and author, Tom Bodett coined the slogan “We’ll leave the light on for you,” used now by the lodging chain Motel 6 for […]

The Trying Of Your Faith – James 1:2-3

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;  Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. – James 1:2-3 I recently joined a gym in the hope of improving my health and building some strength.  When we exercise our bodies, we improve strength, endurance and agility.  This fascinating fact is not […]

Where Were You…? – Job 38:4

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. – Job 38:4 Have you ever been confronted by someone having no way to answer?  Open mouthed in shocked silence, you just stood there with no ability to reply.  Such was the state of Job when suddenly God spoke […]