Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
February 28 Now all these things happened to them for examples. They are written as an admonition to us, upon whom the end of the ages has come. — 1 Corinthians 10:11

A Negative Example

Samson's life was a great tragedy, but we learn much from a life such as his that had great potential, but went awry. In a certain way, he was a picture of Christ—a very, very imperfect picture. Christ also had His birth announced by angels. He also was consecrated unto God. He also had a great calling. His calling was also to deliver the people of God, not from the tyranny of the Philistines, but from the tyranny of all evil. Yet... More
February 27 … not of works, so that no one should boast. — Ephesians 2:9

Boasting in God's Presence?

Many people mistakenly think they can work their way to heaven by being good. Centuries ago, a simple farmer from England indirectly laid this myth to rest. He was an old and very godly plowman and was acquainted with a young English curate who had recently started a ministry in England. Though the plowman had no education, he had been educated by the Spirit of God and the Word of God. One day, in one of their many conversations, while they... More
February 26 … being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. — Romans 3:24

What Do We Add to Our Salvation?

Today there are so many people who do not even begin to understand the rudiments of Christianity and who suppose that salvation is something they earn by their own good works. They are utterly far afield. They do not know that salvation is an unearned gift—unmerited, undeserved, and unworked for. It is a gift given purely by the grace and goodness of God. I have asked many people, "What do you think we contribute to our own... More
February 25 Then, when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin; and when sin is finished, it brings forth death. — James 1:15

The High Cost of Unbelief

Did you ever think about the high cost of unbelief in our society? Just think about what sin has done to our young people today. Drugs, alcohol, and hard rock music—with its prevalent themes of sex, suicide, drugs, and devil worship—are all having a catastrophic affect upon the thinking, morals, and behavior of young people today. Our schools, with their secular, humanistic bent toward removing references to God and absolute... More
February 24 Then Joshua said, "Why have you brought trouble on us? The LORD will trouble you today." — Joshua 7:25

Your Sins Will Find You Out

The Bible reminds us: Be sure your sins will find you out. Yet how often we seem quite sure that they won't. I am sure Achan must have felt that in the midst of three million people God would never notice what he was doing. Yet, God ordered that the tribes be brought one by one, and it fell on Judah, and then the lot fell upon his great grandfather and then his grandfather and finally upon him. And so, as described in Joshua 7, Achan not only... More
February 23 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves on the earth." — Genesis 1:28

The Cultural Mandate

God has given us the Cultural Mandate. "This is my Father's world…I rest me in the thought," says a familiar hymn. Yet, I am afraid that we have abandoned this world to the unbelievers, to the ungodly, to the Christ-haters. And when we see how unbelief has affected every phase of this life, we see that they have taken the world and made it into something ghastly, Some people think that God is Lord only over our spiritual... More
February 22 Therefore be imitators of God as beloved children — Ephesians 5:1

The Faith of Washington

It has been said that we live in a time when there is a dearth of real heroes. A recent survey showed that the heroes for American youth included many sleazy celebrities. Surely, there is a need for some godly heroes in our day, and I think that George Washington fills the bill in a remarkable way. He led our troops to victory in the Revolutionary War; he superintended the writing of the Constitution; he was unanimously elected first... More
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