7 Reasons God Allows Sin to Remain in Believers

Why do Christians still struggle with sin? Why does God allow it to remain and not kill it immediately like he will do when we see him face to face and reach our glorified state? Every believer has asked these questions when the war against flesh and Spirit becomes tiring, but they are not without … Continue reading 7 Reasons God Allows Sin to Remain in Believers

The UnChristlikeness of Irritability

Many Christian people are willing to confess to an ungentle temper. They seem to think it a matter of not very grave importance. Perhaps the very commonness of the infirmity blinds our eyes to its ugliness and its sinfulness. We are apt to regard the malady more as a weakness than as a sin which … Continue reading The UnChristlikeness of Irritability

The Weight of the Soul

What is the weight of a soul? Though it cannot be measured by scientific means, it does have a weight of a different kind. The only way to measure it is to attempt to balance it on a scale against all that the world deems significant. J.C. Philpot once explored this idea to our benefit. … Continue reading The Weight of the Soul

5 Benefits of Sickness

I know the suffering and pain that sickness entails. I admit the misery and wretchedness that it often brings along with it, but I cannot regard it as an unmixed evil. I see in it a useful provision to check the ravages of sin in men's souls. If man had never sinned, I would have been at a loss to … Continue reading 5 Benefits of Sickness

A Noble Army of Christian Women

There were also many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him, - Matthew 27:55 These were the earliest of a great and noble army of holy women, attached to Christ by deep, personal love, following and ministering unto Him. In all the ages since, Christian women have shown similar … Continue reading A Noble Army of Christian Women

A Sedative for Every Sorrow

After a little while, you will see Me! – John 16:17 Those sweet tender words, “After a little while,” have deep thoughts in them, like the still ocean at the twilight, thoughts too deep for our fathoming. They breathe some precious comfort to those believers whose burdens are heavy, either with care, or poverty, or sickness. Neither shall the mourner … Continue reading A Sedative for Every Sorrow

Don’t Choose Second-Rate Good Things

We must always be making choices in this world. We cannot take up everything that lies in our path, and we ought to choose the best things. Even among right things there is room for choice, for some right things are better than others. There are many Christians, however, who do not habitually choose the … Continue reading Don’t Choose Second-Rate Good Things

God Wants You, Not Your Work

G. Campbell Morgan tells of a friend of his who had a little daughter that he dearly loved. They were great friends, the father and daughter, and were always together. But there seemed to come an estrangement on the child's part. The father could not get her company as formerly. She seemed to shun him. … Continue reading God Wants You, Not Your Work

The Neglected Value of the Soul

Kahinoor "Mountain of Light" Diamond worth $10 to $12 Billion One of the most wonderful diamonds in the world is the 'Mountain of Light'. It now belongs to England, but originally came from India. The gem was put into the hands of Lord John Lawrence for safe keeping. Half unconsciously, Lord John thrust the diamond, … Continue reading The Neglected Value of the Soul

Why We Are Called Christians

"The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch." Acts 11:26 The lives of the converts were so different from their unbelieving neighbors, that they were called Christians. It is supposed that the name was given them in mockery or contempt by the heathen people of Antioch. But the name stuck, and is now used universally … Continue reading Why We Are Called Christians