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The Harmful Impact of Idle Words

“An idle brain is the devil’s workshop.” (English proverb) One of the characteristics of an idle mind is idle words. One definition of idle I found is; “Idle in all uses rests upon its root meaning, as derived from the Anglo-Saxon “idel” which signifies vain, empty, useless. Idle thus denotes not primarily the absence of… Read More »The Harmful Impact of Idle Words

The Fragrance of Humility

“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” (I Peter 5:6) There are many virtues of the Christian character. Humility is a virtuous fragrance that draws men to it. Whether they know it or not, this fragrance is emanating from those who have come to Christ.… Read More »The Fragrance of Humility

Christian Meditation

One of the challenges of the Christian is the practice of meditation. The purpose of meditation is for coming to know God through thoughtful, attentive, and regular reading of Scripture. Meditation is a spiritual duty which cannot be neglected without injury to a person’s spiritual improvement. Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, “Meditation … lets us be alone… Read More »Christian Meditation

Neglecting Sanctification

Sanctification is the declarative act of God for those who have received Christ. It is a setting apart for consecration to the service of God. Those sanctified are set apart to be holy. They are no longer to live in sin and lawlessness. “Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.” (I John… Read More »Neglecting Sanctification

The Great Gain of Godliness

The flood of vanity into our lives has antiquated the love of godliness. Consequently, contentment in one’s soul is fleeting. In Ecclesiastes, Solomon passionately pursued his desires and pleasures. “Whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them, and did not withhold my heart from any pleasure.” (Ecclesiastes 2:10). In the end, Solomon realized… Read More »The Great Gain of Godliness

Security of Good Ground

Every ground that is good is centered in Christ. All other ground is sinking sand. There are many unbelievers and believers that are not on good ground. Sadly, some believers have wandered off the good ground centered in Christ. They have backslidden. “The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways,… Read More »Security of Good Ground

Living In the Will of God

I was thinking of the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:9-10. Jesus taught the disciples how to pray. He said to them, “In this manner, therefore pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’” We know that Jesus faced His agony… Read More »Living In the Will of God

To Grip of Love

A popular song that played during the beginning of the cultural revolution in 1965 was “What the World Needs Now is Love” by Jackie DeShannon. The lyrics are apropos for our current times. “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of. What the world… Read More »To Grip of Love