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

Grieving of the Spirit

There is widespread ignorance in many that are walking contrary to the leading of the Spirit. It is the norm for the sons of God to be led in the direction of God. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:14) If we have… Read More »Grieving of the Spirit

Taken Captive by the Devil

The souls of men may be taken captive in many ways. The world itself has several means to take captive those who have lost their senses to any moral code, taking the souls captive to the carnival of vanity fair. To love the world is their nature and can only be remedied by the message… Read More »Taken Captive by the Devil

Grasping for Rest

“Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear (be cautious) lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those… Read More »Grasping for Rest

Crucified to the World

The death and resurrection of Christ Jesus reveals to us the power of the cross and the message of the cross. “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to those who are being saved it is the power of God.” (I Corinthians 1:18) Furthermore, for those who believe… Read More »Crucified to the World

To Everything There Is A Season

We all experience seasons. Any particular time of the year can bring up memories and emotions. How wonderful are some of these memories. The events permeate in our minds and can bring about nostalgia.  On the other hand, they can bring up negative feelings, depression and regret. In Ecclesiastes 3, we read, “To everything there… Read More »To Everything There Is A Season