Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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November 27 Then in every single city in Judah he made high places to make offerings to other gods. So he provoked the LORD God of his fathers. — 2 Chronicles 28:25

No Other Gods

The first of the Ten Commandments, “ You shall have no other gods before Me ” (Exodus 20:3), requires us to worship God exclusively. Christianity, like Judaism, is an exclusive religion. It is not pluralistic; it is not tolerant. Certainly the Old Testament and New Testament writers were not tolerant of other gods. God Almighty is not tolerant of other gods. He says with absolute clarity: “ You shall have no other gods... More
November 26 Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. — Psalm 33:8

If God is Sovereign

God in His sovereign care is able to make all things work together for our good as believers. We cannot look at any particular singular event and say, “How is this working for my good?” We may not know. It is not a singular event, but all things working together that God is using for our spiritual wellbeing. Spurgeon tells about a man, who was captured for preaching the Gospel during the reign of Queen Mary. He was sentenced to... More
November 25 ... let him labor, working with his hands things which are good, that he may have something to share with him who is in need. — Ephesians 4:28

The Pilgrims and Socialism

In the earliest days of the Pilgrims a type of communism was forced on them by The London Company, which financed their passage to the New World. (By the way, the Pilgrims were charged an interest of 45 percent interest, and they paid off every nickel.) This company required the Pilgrims to have a communal or socialistic government in which everything was to be brought into a common barn. Nobody owned any property. It would be from each... More
November 24 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. — Matthew 5:14

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an annual reminder of America ’s Christian roots. It goes back to the Pilgrims, who gave thanks to God. Were they thankful for the abundance of their crops? No. There was no abundance. The average meal that winter consisted of five hard kernels of corn on the plate. Period. Just about 50 percent of all of the Pilgrims died in that first winter of 1621. They had landed in early December of 1620, and it was the fall... More
November 23 With their silver and gold they made idols, so that they will be cut off. — Hosea 8:4

Idolatry

There are more denunciations of idolatry than any other sin in the Bible. Though this sin runs deep in the human psyche, and there is a great tendency to idolatry in the human heart, and though this dark stream seems to flow dangerously in the cold subterranean caverns of the fallen soul, it is something that has been followed by a continual stream of condemnation and denunciation by poets and prophets, by preachers and apostles, down through... More
November 22 ... for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. — Psalm 23:4

Comfort My People

Some people are amazed to find out that the great and the mighty of the world are often in need of comfort and consolation. Handel began his Messiah with the words “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people” because this verse of Scripture was dear to his heart. Luther pondered Isaiah 40 over and over again when he was in prison at the castle in Wartburg. Oliver Cromwell also went to it for help in time of storm. The great Daniel Webster... More
November 21 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. — Psalm 91:1

Living in God’s Presence

Brother Lawrence, who wrote the famous little booklet, The Practice of the Presence of God, made that marvelous discovery to such a degree that he became the wonder of Europe. Kings and princes, cardinals and popes visited him to learn his secret. Was he a philosopher? A count? A theologian? No, he was a dishwasher. That’s right. A dishwasher and a waiter. Kings visited him because his reputation had spread all over the world. A... More