Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. - Matthew 10:32-33
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“O the unsearchable riches of Christ! Wealth that can never be told; Riches exhaustless of mercy and grace, Precious, more precious than gold!” (Christian Hymnal, No. 20).
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus spoke of the unique opportunity of being able to lay up treasures in heaven. These heavenly investments promise eternal returns. Recessions, stock market crashes, and political upheavals cannot erode their value. They are beyond danger of any earthly corruption or fraud.
“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord” (Luke 1:46).
When the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her that she would be with child, she had questions. How could it be when she was yet a virgin? She accepted Gabriel’s answer to her question. She also accepted as truth the incredible news from Gabriel that her cousin Elizabeth was with child.
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings” (Mal. 4:2). God’s prophet, Malachi, spoke to a people well acquainted with heartache. He told them of One whose coming would be like the rising of the morning sun. As sunlight restores and reinvigorates all living things, so the rays of light from the Sun of righteousness would warm and heal those who would look to Him. Today, Malachi’s words speak again to those who carry life’s heavy load.
Has there ever been a time in your life when you looked out into the universe and wondered, “Is there really a God out there?” In April 2001, through a series of strange circumstances, a certain man found himself speaking at an atheist convention. The audience of 250 was reasonably polite until he made the statement that the Bible was filled with scientific and medical facts, written several thousands of years before man discovered them. The reaction was one of immediate and unified mockery.
Hope is the central theme of the Christian’s salvation. Our helmet is the “hope of salvation” (1 Thess. 5:8). “For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?” (Rom. 8:24). What did the apostle Paul mean when he said we are saved by hope? Our hope in God and His Word (the way of salvation) is paramount to the Christian’s existence; we have no other hope. Christ is our lively hope. Christ, or our hope in Him, is what keeps us going and fighting the battle against sin and our flesh. Thereby we are saved.
A brother whom I knew fairly well and thought a lot of was “suddenly” overtaken in a grave sin. This brought to mind some verses in 1 Corinthians 10. “Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted” (v. 6). Then again in verse 11, “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” We must remember that no matter how shocking an event, God has a use for it and can use it to warn others.
Hell is a place that must exist. First, it is a place where Satan and all his cohorts will be in eternity. It is also the place where lost souls must go. If there were no fear of hell, how many souls would be saved? How many of God’s children would just give up and say, “Well, so what if I don’t make it into heaven? My soul would just cease to exist.”
The intent of this article is to encourage carefulness in the use of credit cards, which has become a way of life in our era. Some businesses will only accept payment for goods or services by a credit card. Most of us carry these little plastic wonder cards. The banking industry has devised plans whereby they play on people’s wants and induce them to buy goods on credit. Many gullible people have fallen for this ruse. This has enabled the banks to skim billions of dollars in interest from an uninformed and unsuspecting public.
We are living in a world that is changing at a rapid pace. Items that are in today may be obsolete tomorrow. All of this change has an effect upon the Christian. But the same Lord that ruled the world during the years of persecution is still in control today and knows this. In His providential care, He looks down upon this world and sees how changes affect the Christian.
One of the curious luxuries that our affluent society affords many people is the ability to indulge in both the old and the new at the same time. People go to auctions or garage sales and purchase old items at a price many times the original value. Often these items will end up in beautiful newer homes, side by side with the most modern furniture or the latest technology and labor-saving devices.