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The Living Christ

The women had brought spices, expecting to find Jesus’ body wrapped in burial garments, lying in the tomb. “He is not here — He has risen!” said the angel. Matthew 28:6 Too many Christians look yet for their Christ, among the dead. They do not get beyond the cross and the grave. They see Christ, …

The Image of Christ

No sooner do we begin to behold the lovely face of Christ, which looks out at us from the gospel chapters, than a great hope springs up in our hearts. We can become like Jesus! Indeed, if we are God’s children, we shall become like Him. We are foreordained to be conformed to His image. …

All Scripture Is Inspired By God

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness — so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Paul has no uncertain word about the inspiration of the Scriptures. The Bible alone is the Word of …

Be Joyful Always!

“Be joyful always!” 1 Thessalonians 5:16 “In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy!” 2 Corinthians 7:4 Thankfulness or unthankfulness is largely a matter of the attitude of our heart. Two men look at the same scene: one sees the defects and the imperfections; the other sees the beauty and the brightness. If you …

God’s Word is…

“Your Word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 God’s Word is represented as a lamp for the feet. It is a “lamp” — not a blazing sun, nor even a lighthouse — but a plain, common lamp or lantern which one can carry about in the hand. …

Thoughtfulness?

Some people seem to have a genius for making others miserable! They are continually touching sensitive hearts, so as to cause pain. They are always saying things which sting and irritate. If you have any bodily defect, they never see you without in some crude way, making you conscious of it. If any relative or …

It’s Not Easy To Be A Christian

Christ did not so much give rules for special cases—as principles to govern all conduct. “I tell you who hear Me: Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you.” Luke 6:27 Loving enemies is not a natural affection. This is not an easy lesson to learn! It is never easy to be a …

What God Thinks of Us

One of the most important questions we can ask ourselves, is what God thinks of us. One has pointed out that in every man, there are four different men: the man whom the neighbors see, the man whom one’s family sees, the man whom the person himself sees, and the man whom God sees. The …

The Lord Will Provide!

“You have not passed this way before!” Joshua 3:4 “Abraham named the place Jehovah-Jireh (which means ‘the LORD will provide’)” Genesis 22:14 As you begin meditating on this verse, write deep in your heart this word with the strongest confidence: Jehovah-Jireh. This name tells you . . . that you can trust God always; that …

Good Works and Motive

“But when you give to the needy — do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret.” Matthew 6:3-4 There are some people who want every good thing they do, to be well advertised. If they give money to some good cause — …