Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
NOVEMBER 18 “Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem…They drank wine and praised the gods of gold and of silver, of bronze, of iron, of wood, and of stone.” — Daniel 5:3-4

Lessons From Belshazzar’s Fall

The grandson of Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar was the king who held a great pagan feast, using the goblets stolen from the Jewish Temple some decades before. Belshazzar went white when he saw God’s literal handwriting on the wall against him. Now that story of Belshazzar the king and the astounding events of that night of his great feast have lessons which are as fresh today as they were when they were first given: Here is a picture of... More
NOVEMBER 17 “And He was there in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts. And the angels ministered to Him.” — Mark 1:13

The Bible and Angels

We seem to be living in the time when angels are getting much attention, even in movies or television. One of the most common myths is the idea that an angel was once a human being and now is in the process of earning his wings by returning to earth and doing good things. But an angel never was, and never will be, anything other than an angel. And a human being never was, and never will be, anything other than a human being. They are separate... More
NOVEMBER 16 “…and Jehoiachin king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, his mother, his servants, his princes, and his eunuchs. The king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.” — 2 Kings 24:12

You Can Trust the Bible

Higher critics have done their best to destroy trust in the Scriptures. Yet, all of their efforts only confirmed the reliability of the Bible for those willing to look at the facts. For the last 150 years, archeologists have excavated thousands of sites in the Near East, sometimes with great animosity toward the Scripture, attempting to disprove it. Yet virtually every time they turned over their spades, they discovered another confirmation... More
NOVEMBER 15 “After this Samson loved a woman in the Valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. The Philistine rulers came up to her and said, ‘Trick him!’” — Judges 16:4-5

The Miry Pit of Sin

How many people have flirted with sin only to find they have fallen into a miry pit? I think of a man who was away on a business trip, and he saw a very attractive prostitute on the same side of the road. He stopped his car and picked her up—a man who had never done anything like this before in his life; a man who had a wife and two or three kids at home; a man who was a respectable businessman, but now was far from home. He picked her... More
NOVEMBER 14 “Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed, lest he fall.” — 1 Corinthians 10:12

Never Flirt With Evil

Did you realize that virtually no drunkard on skid row ever thought he would end up there? They all flirted with sin. So did Samson in the Bible. Now if any man ever had the right to be self-confident, certainly Samson did; as the strongest man in the world, he was not impressed by anyone. You remember that one time when the Philistines came upon him, he had no weapon but the jawbone of an ass; and with that one jawbone, he killed a... More
NOVEMBER 13 “I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, and whose hands are fetters. He who pleases God escapes her, but the sinner is taken by her.” — Ecclesiastes 7:26

Be Not Unequally Yoked

The name Samson was derived from the Hebrew word for sun, and he certainly was the light of day for not only his parents, but for all of the people of Israel who had been suffering under the grinding tyranny of the Philistines for so long.  But he also had a great weakness: he had an eye for women—the wrong kind of women. His calling was to deliver the people from the Philistines, and yet he couldn’t deliver himself fast... More
NOVEMBER 12 “So the woman bore a son, and she called him Samson. The boy grew, and the Lord blessed him.” — Judges 13:24

Samson Was Strong, Yet He Was Weak

Samson was the strongest man that ever lived, as the makers of certain luggage have attested. They named it in his honor. It’s indestructible because it’s Samsonite. Now Samson was a real man, he was not the idol of Homer’s mind, living on Mount Olympus. He was a humble son of Manoah and his wife, he was of the tribe of Dan in Israel, and God had gifted him remarkably. His birth was announced by an angel. He was given a... More