Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
September 19 Remember how short my time is! — Psalms 89:47

The Myth of "Quality Time"

When we look back, it always seems that time was so very short. The years the children were home—gone. The years of school and study—over. We must remember to redeem the time we have. It is interesting that what children most remember about their parents when they grow up is not so much what they said, but what they did with them—the time they spent with them. One recent study has shown that the average father spends 37... More
September 18 They would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof. — Proverbs 1:30

The Pied Pipers

We go to all kinds of sources to find out how we ought to do things in this country. Decades ago, we went to Dr. Benjamin Spock to find out how to rear children and produced the most rebellious generation of young people this country has ever seen. We have gone to Marx and other socialist writers to find out how to run our economy, and to one radical teacher after another to learn how to do the various things we do in this nation. The results... More
September 17 Vanity of vanities, all is vanity. — Ecclesiastes 1:2

Dust in the Wind

It was left to that mournful Dane, Søren Kierkegaard, the father of existentialism, to say that all is vain and the quest has ended in utter despair; rationalism is dead and human reason has failed in its great effort to grasp and comprehend the universe in which we live. It was at the time of the bloody First World War that Kierkegaard’s ideas began to take root, slowly at first, until today existentialism is without question... More
September 16 Do you think, O man, who judges those who do such things, and who does the same thing, that you will escape the judgment of God? — Romans 2:3

“Looking for Loopholes”

W. C. Fields, the old-time comedian who in his professional persona seemed to be in a continual state of inebriation, came to the final illness of his life. He was in the hospital and neither he nor his friends or doctors gave him much hope. One of his friends, who had known him for many years and had seen his disdain for religion and everything godly and moral, walked into the hospital room. He stopped as if he had run into a pane of glass,... More
September 15 Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge? — Job 38:2

Words Without Knowledge

People believe what they want to believe whether they have studied the particular issue or not. When it comes to origins (creation-evolution), more and more scientists and respectable scholars see the flaws of evolution and draw different conclusions. A group of scientists studying the human genome are now claiming that Neo-Darwinism "ignores much contemporary molecular evidence and invokes a set of unsupported assumptions about the... More
September 14 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing, that there will not be room enough to receive it. — Malachi 3:10

Christian Stewardship

What an incredible promise we see here in Malachi. If you have never "tried" the Lord in this, you have missed probably the greatest temporal blessing you can know in this life … a deliverance from all anxiety and worry and concern about your own finances. All of those things are encapsulated in that marvelous promise and the provision for all of your needs. " My God shall supply your every need ," cried the Apostle Paul, " according... More
September 13 … those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them … — 2 Corinthians 5:15

Overcoming Selfishness

Selfishness is the universal form of human depravity; it lies at the base of all of our sins. Every sin that can be named is only a modification of it. What is avarice, but selfishness decorating and indulging itself—a man sacrificing to himself as his own god? What is sloth, but that same god asleep, and refusing to attend to the calls of duty? And what is idolatry, but that god enshrined—man worshipping the reflection of his own... More