David thought it was over. His sin had been exposed, he had sought the Lord's forgiveness, and it had been granted. A right spirit had been renewed, and a clean heart had been created. Then came the news that his child was gravely ill. The revelation threw David to the floor in anguish as thoughts of his sin filled his mind. Months had … Continue reading The Haunting Effects of Sin
Warn those who are idle. - 1 Thessalonians 5:14 Take heed of an idle and slothful spirit. An idle life and a holy heart are far apart. By doing nothing, men learn to do evil things. It is easy slipping out of an idle life, into an evil and wicked life. Yes, an idle life is of itself evil, for … Continue reading The Dangers of Being Idle
Satan knows that if he would present sin in its own nature and dress, the soul would rather fly from it than yield to it; and therefore he presents it unto us, not in its own proper colors, but painted and gilded over with the name and show of virtue, that we may the more … Continue reading Painting Sin with Virtue’s Colors
The true Christian is called to be a soldier, and must behave as such from the day of his conversion to the day of his death, he is not meant to live a life of religious ease, indolence, and security, He must never imagine for a moment that he can sleep and dose along the … Continue reading What do we Fight in the Fight of Faith?
By other men's sins, a holy man is put in mind of the badness of his own heart. Bernard makes mention of an old man, who, when he saw any man sin, lamented and wept for him. Being asked why he grieved so, for other men's sins, answered, "He fell today, and I may fall … Continue reading We Echo Satan When We Laugh at the Sins of Others
What exactly is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? There are three basic views.
But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew, and they were in dread of the children of Israel. - Ex. 1:12 At this point in history, the Israelites were in Egypt because of God’s sovereign work through Joseph. They had been living in freedom and peace, when a new pharaoh comes … Continue reading Satan’s Dread
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. - James 4:7 Satan always seeks to your usurp our territory. By yielding in one temptation we let the devil into our trench and give him a fair advantage to do us more mischief. The angry man, while he is raging … Continue reading How to Resist the Devil