Written by: Warren Wiersbe This time they have gone too far. You mark my words: they will pay for it. I didn’t complain when they cut back on the school milk program. I wrote only two mild letters when they attacked Bible reading and prayer in the public schools. But this time, I am really […]

A Step at a Time

Read Luke 5:1-11 The patience of Jesus Christ is a wonder to behold. When He entered Peter’s boat, He knew just what HE would do. But He had to deal with Peter a step at a time, just as He must deal with us. Note Christ’s commands to Peter: Thrust out a little. Here Christ […]

Day and Night

Read John 9:1-5; Romans 13:11-14 These two passages seem to be contradicting each other. Jesus says that the night is coming,a nd Paul tells us the night is far spent! Of course, there is no contradiction, because Jesus and Paul are talking about two different nights. Jesus is reminding us that we must work today, […]

Let’s Take Your Temperature

Read Luke 24:13-35 No matter what the ailment is, the doctor usually begins his examination by saying, “Let’s take your temperature!” The same principles applies to the Christian life, for there is more than one “spiritual temperature.” Some Christians are cold. “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Mt 24:12). […]

Get on the Scale!

Read 1 Samuel 2:1-11 What a startling statement Hannah makes in verse 3: “For the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.” You and I can weigh only material things, but God can weigh the spiritual. He sees whether our lives are made up of “gold, silver, precious stones, wood, […]

The Boldness of the Believer

Read Acts 4:13-37 How bold would you and I be if we were summoned before the council to defend our faith? How Christian men need boldness in this day when so many Christians cringe before the enemy and fail to stand up for Christ! Where did this boldness come from? It came from being with […]

Taking Spiritual Inventory

Read Hosea 7 Every factory and store has to close down for a short time to take inventory, otherwise the management will not know the true condition of the firm. Christians need to take inventory too, and in this chapter Hosea asks his people to examine themselves. “A cake not turned” (v. 8). This raises […]

Full or Empty?

Read Mark 8:1-13 Did you notice the contrast between the two events recorded in our Scripture passage for the day? The multitudes came to Christ hungry and empty, and they went away full; but the Pharisees came asking, and He sent them away empty! These events illustrate the principles stated in Luke 1:53: “He hath […]

Remember the Clay

Jeremiah 18:1-8 “For he knoweth our frame,” says Psalm 103:14; “he remembereth that we are dust.” God remembers, but we often forget! We think we are made of steel or of gold, but God knows we are made of dust. Why? Well, for one thing, clay is a humble material that is worthless apart from […]

Where There’s Life There’s Hope

Read Romans 5:1-5 Hope is one of the great words of the Christian faith. It is one word the unsaved man simply cannot use, for the unsaved do not have any hope (Eph. 2:11-13). But the Christian has hope because he has life in Christ. We have hope because of salvation. We have been justified […]

Our God Is Able!

Read Daniel 3 What a dramatic story this is! And what a thrilling example of faith and courage. Christian men today may not face the ordeal of a fiery furnace, but they do face situations almost as demanding. How easy it is to “cut corners” or “cross your fingers” and forget that you belong to […]

The Importance of Hiding

Read 1 Kings 17:1-7; 18:1-2 There are two divine commandments here: “Go, hide thyself” and “Go, show thyself!” The first was probably more difficult to obey because Elijah was a fiery prophet who wanted to deliver his message and bring his people back to God. Yet, God took him out of circulation for three and […]

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