Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
MARCH 13 “So you also, when you have done everything commanded you, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done our duty.’” — Luke 17:10

Don’t Rest on Your Laurels

e need to forget our successes sometimes. Some of us are wonderful laurel-sitters. We have been sitting on our laurels for years. We reach a certain level of accomplishment and are satisfied. That should not be. I recall reading that one of Napoleon’s generals came to him and described a magnificent victory he had won in one of the campaigns. He described how they had brought the artillery up to just the right point and smashed the... More
MARCH 12 “I will give You thanks, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forever.” — Psalm 86:12

Designed for a Purpose

Life has purpose. The handle of an ax has only one purpose. The weighty end of the head has no other purpose than to bring the whole momentum created by the handle and the weight created by the head to bear on that small, sharp, knifelike edge. When that hits the wood, the purpose is fulfilled. So it is with a bow and arrow. The head of the arrow, the shaft, the feathers, the bow, the string, the arm and the eye are all designed for just one... More

On Remembering and Forgetting

Many people are rendered failures because they remember what they ought to forget and forget what they ought to remember. This is a tragic thing. We ought to forget those things that debilitate and keep us from reaching our greatest potential. The first among those is that we ought to forget our failures. I believe that the remembrance of our failures is Satan’s chain that he uses to bind us to the ground like some chained bird. We may... More
MARCH 10 “I press toward the goal to the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 3:14

Avoiding the Junk Heap

The junk heap has been designed for those things that fail to fulfill their purpose. In our house, one time we had a fancy electric can opener—a wondrous thing to behold. The chrome shone brightly as a delightful adjunct to our kitchen. It was even color-coordinated with the color of the walls. It made a marvelous whirring sound when it was turned on. There was only one slight fault: It did not open cans. Guess where it is today.... More
MARCH 9 “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?” — Matthew 16:26

Living With Purpose

Tragically, the false view that human beings are just the products of time and chance, and that ultimately purpose is just a mirage, dominates most of our schools today. It is not surprising when people spend the first quarter of their lives in school learning that sort of nonsense, so they have very little defined purposes for their lives. This is supported by some psychologists, such as the late B. F. Skinner, who would say that we are... More
MARCH 8 “For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God…” — 1 Peter 3:18

On the Law of Karma

There are religions, like Hinduism, whose followers talk about “karma.” The Hindus believe that  salvation is wrought through karma; that all one has to do is reflect up to the gods, and the gods reflect it back to us and we get what we deserve—tit for tat, quid pro quo, something for something. But that does not wash since every one of us is a sinner. If everything we have ever said, thought, or done that is wrong... More
MARCH 7 “For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” — Mark 10:45

Christ Frees Us from Selfishness

Instinctively, we know we should not be selfish. There is a problem, however, in doing that. Think about others? Forget yourself? If people are basically self-centered, how can they do that? There is only one answer to that question, my friends. When we receive Christ into our lives and hearts, we die to self; we are crucified with Christ and we find the God who provides all of our needs. The reason people can’t forget themselves is... More