Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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November 5 The heart is more deceitful than all things, and desperately wicked; who can understand it? — Jeremiah 17:9

Violation of the Conscience

The Scriptures clearly teach the sinfulness of man. Many violate their consciences. We know not what we are capable of doing. At the Academy at Lyon , a thesis was written on the dangers of ambition. Its author was young Napoleon. Nero declared, “Would this hand had never learned to write,” when he signed the first death warrant. And Robespierre, who sent thousands to the bloody guillotine during the reign of terror in Paris ,... More
November 4 Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” — John 8:12

Walking in the Light

How do we continue in the communion God has called us to? John says in the first chapter of his first letter, “ But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another . . . ” (1 John 1:7). So we must continue to walk in the light of God, which means we continue to repent of our sins, continue to seek to walk honestly and purely before the Lord. If we claim to have fellowship with God and yet walk... More
November 3 You know His will, and approve the things that are more excellent . . . — Romans 2:18

Excellence in all Things

We serve a most excellent God. When we realize the greatness, glory, and majesty of our God, we should react with praise. Truly, our hearts should rejoice and the greatness of our God should cause us to sing of His glory and should also move us to reverential awe. When we see how great and glorious God is, when we grasp how His righteousness, holiness, and justice never change, and that He is infinite and eternal, we should be moved to awe.... More
November 2 But they desired a better country, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them. — Hewbrews 11:16

Christian Citizenship

Christianity has always been part of American life since the time of the Pilgrims until now. Today, people seem to think that in some way religion in general and Christianity in particular are inimical to good government and that the purpose of the government is to keep religion away from the civic arena. This is a very different view than that held by George Washington, who said, “True religion offers to government its surest... More
November 1 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men liberally and without criticism, and it will be given to him. — James 1:5

Dealing with the Inexplicable

In Jesus Christ we find that wisdom has become incarnate. We read that Jesus Christ “ has become for us wisdom from God ” (1 Corinthians 1:30 NIV). The fear of the Lord can grow into a complete love and adoration of God who now has come to live in our midst. We need wisdom. Our world is full of the inexplicable, the inscrutable, the unfathomable, the impossible, and the insurmountable. We cannot, in fact, go three steps in any... More
October 31 The just shall live by faith. — Romans 1:17

Reformation Day

If you asked the average American what October 31 is, the response would be instantaneous: “It’s Halloween.” Yes, but it is also something far more important. It is Reformation Day, the birthday of the Protestant Reformation. It is the day when we celebrate the reclaiming of the Gospel of grace from out of the mist and darkness of the Dark Ages. Beginning in Germany with Martin Luther, the Reformation transformed many of... More
October 30 Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. — Proverbs 4:5

The Keeper of Wisdom

There is a vast difference between the approach of the Hebrew and the Greek minds toward understanding wisdom. For the Greek, it was entirely a matter of the mind—a matter of putting things together and understanding the way the universe was made. It did not necessarily have much to do with the way one lived. Many renowned pagan writers of antiquity not only practiced, but also taught some of the most heinous of sins. In spite of their... More