The cost

Luke 14:28 Man is not a mere creature of circumstances “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” (Jer.1:5) Like a plant. Christ expects us to act as reasonable men, and to…

Failed in life

Luke 12:13,21 The parable of the rich and prosperous fool was given to rebuke the covetousness of the man who said to the Master, “Speak to my brother that he divide the inheritance with me.” (v.13). But the Lord could see that under the mask of justice there gleamed the greedy eye. Who made Me…

Is God Indifference to long suffering?

II. Peter 3:8 Let us look at the Divine time-measures first of all. (v.8) contains the second answer to the skeptical argument. Time is the condition of man’s thought and action, But not of God’s. His thoughts are not as our thoughts, nor His ways as our ways according to to (Isa.55:8,9) “For my thoughts…

Our call from God.

I. Corinthians 1:4,9 All true Christian experience has its origin in the call of God: “Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you.”  (Jh.15:16). The apostle stated this “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;” (I.Tim.1:12) We shall…

How bankrupt are you?

Luke 12,22,34 Our Lord never lost an opportunity of letting the light of truth shine into dark sin-beclouded souls. Jesus had just spoken the parable of a certain rich man to expose the sin and folly of covetousness (Mt.5;1,2) tells us this “And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he…

Satisfaction comes from God.

Jeremiah 31:25 Naturally we all have restless longings, great desires that go out beyond the present attainable. There are always the weary who needs rest, the sorrowful who needs consolation “For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.” (II.Cor.1:5). Our soul has its appetites, its hungers and…

Emery of God

Lamentation 2:1,5 The Lord may become to us as an enemy. We must not suppose the relations of God to those who forsake him are purely negative “Say unto them, as I live, say the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way…