Abiding Faith, Hope and Love "And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love"
(1 Cor. 13:13).
The Corinthians had thought that the Gifts were the abiding things, but Paul says these must pass away "Now," therefore, does not mean now in time, for then these three would not differ from the Gifts in any wise....Here we have the anoma ...read
Angry! "And he [the elder brother] was angry and would not go in..."
The greatest hindrance to the progress of Christianity in this world is the elder brother class in the Church; people who make a religion of their morality and who despise others.
His attitude toward himself is ridiculous, his attitude toward his brother is de ...read
He Reveals to Individuals "And I sought for a man among them..."
But even God can't work without man. We are called to co-operate. History is the story of the race, of the nation, of the individual; and so, while God has been making His revelation, He has been making it to men and He has been looking for men who will apprehend the revelation and ca ...read
Observing the Feast "For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us"
(1 Cor. 5:7).
How then is the Feast to be observed? "Not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." That is, by living a holy life, and by separation from all evil. For not keeping the Feast as ordained, we ...read
Patience to Wait "...what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him"
I suppose most people find it difficult to wait. The grace of patience is not common. "In a little room sat two children, each one in his own chair. The name of the eldest was Passion, and the name of the other Patience. Passion seemed to be much discontented, but Patienc ...read
Peaceful Power "A sea of glass mingled with fire"
Peace and energy do not always go together, though they should. Energy need be none the less energetic if it be peaceful, nor peace the less peaceful if it be energetic. Peace without energy may be only stagnation; and energy without peace may be but a form of panic. What we need is that our ...read
The Guidance of Scripture "The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way"
We recognize that it is only as God guides us that we can know what our duty is, which is another way of saying that, God guides His people by His Word, interpreted and applied by His Spirit. If therefore, we neglect the Bible, we cannot but remain in ign ...read