I think that getting the most out of studying and reading the Bible is a subject always near to God’s people. This was David’s prayer in Psalm 119:18 when he said, “Open my eyes that I may behold wonderful things from Thy law.” Not content with just surface knowledge, the once shepherd boy knew that God must draw the veil from his eyes so that he could behold the vast treasures of His Word (Psalm 19:7-11)
“The early Church was married to poverty, prisons & persecutions. Today, the Church is married to prosperity, personality & popularity,” -Leonard Ravenhill (John 15:18-25; 1 Cor 4:9-13)
“Sacred honor” isn’t a phrase we use much these days, but every American life is touched by the bounty of this, the Founders’ legacy. It means dedicated and devoted to God to uphold moral integrity, strength of character, and ethical principles for the betterment of all. It is freedom, tested by blood, and watered with tears. Especially as Christians, let’s not take our freedom for granted.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (James 5:16)
The goodness of God is a source of our thanksgiving and joy in Christ. He is essentially good; not only good, but goodness itself: the creature’s good is a superadded quality, in God it is His essence! (Psalm 52:1)
Nicholas Van Hoffman has a penetrating column on the “Mush God” of today (1978). Read it, friend. Read it twice and maybe you will weep as he speaks of the gross representation of the Holy Deity. -LEonard Ravenhill (cp, Psalm 115:4-8)
2 Peter 2:10-22 The apostle’s design being to warn us of, and arm us against, seducers, he now returns to discourse more particularly of them, and give us an account of their character and conduct, which abundantly justifies the righteous Judge of the world in reserving them in an especial manner for the most severe and heavy doom, as Cain is taken under special protection that he might be kept for uncommon vengeance. But why will God thus deal with these false teachers? This he shows in what follows. I. These walk after the flesh; they follow the devices and desires of their […]