Monday - September 1, 2014

Improvement (August 24)


“Everything can be improved” (C. W Barron). WE LIVE IN A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES. Indeed, there are few things that we deal with that can’t be taken and improved in some way. Physical things are often raw materials that can be turned into finished products. But other less-tangible things can also be improved: problems can be solved, challenges can be ... Read More »

Is There Not a Greater Victory to Be Won? (August 24)


“Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward” (Matthew 6:5). IN TEACHING ON PRAYER, JESUS SAID THAT WE MUST DO BETTER THAN THOSE WHO PRAY TO BE “SEEN BY MEN.” Those who have no higher goal than reputation had better enjoy the reputation they get, because that’s all they’ll get. “They have their reward,” Jesus said. But of course, ... Read More »

Depth (August 23)


“Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? Or hast thou walked in search of the depth?” (The Book of Job). THERE ARE DEPTHS OF UNDERSTANDING THAT FEW OF US HAVE FATHOMED — AND EVEN SOME THAT NONE OF US HAVE FATHOMED. It’s a much bigger world than any of us have yet comprehended, and even in our own ... Read More »

Enjoyment and Relinquishment (August 23)


“For the form of this world is passing away” (1 Corinthians 7:31). EVERYTHING ABOUT THE “TEMPORAL” WORLD IS “TEMPORARY,” AND WE SEE EVIDENCE OF THAT EVERY DAY. Time is filled with “swift transition,” as the song says. Nothing stays put; everything changes. Much may be enjoyed, but it is transitory. It goes away. Since everything in this world is temporary, ... Read More »

Real Life Is Waiting (August 22)


“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!” (Job 19:25-27). IF ANYONE EVER HAD REASON ... Read More »