Dead While Living

“Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day. But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth” (1 Timothy 5:5-6). Dead and yet alive? How can this be? In a garden, squash plants may look lush. But in stealth, the […]

Dead Fish Go With the Flow!

“BE DIFFERENT! Don’t go with the flow!” we are urged. “Don’t follow the crowd! Even a dead fish can float downstream.” It does not take any effort or work on the part of a fish to go with the flow and drift downstream. Even a dead fish can float. Only a living and healthy fish […]

The Days of Jonah

Jesus said, “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matt. 12:40). We have always taken this as a true, actual event (Jonah 1:17). However, with the enlightenment of […]

David’s Prayer

Well did David pray, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Jehovah my rock and my redeemer” (Psa. 19:14). Such should be our prayer. Notice the connection between “words” and “hearts” for all acceptable words are based upon the condition of the heart–“out of […]

What You Should Know About Sexual Sin

Sexual sin is one of the basest, and therefore most prolific of all sins. Because it appeals to the very essence of mankind, the results it produces can be some of the worst encountered by man. The following is meant to be good reminders of sexual sin and what it can do. Your body is […]

The First Gentile Christian #2

Cornelius was a Roman centurion who was stationed in Caesarea. Although Cornelius was a Gentile, he was a worshipper of God. Cornelius’ devotion to his religion is described by the historian who said of him that he was a “devout man and one that feared God with all his house, and gave much alms to […]

David and His Troubles

David faced a lot of troubles in his life. He was beset with personal sin. He was hounded by enemies. He experienced turmoil in his family. He wrote in Psalm 40:4-5, “Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. Many, O […]

Dangers and Distractions of Summer

We might as well face it: the dangers and distractions of summer are here to stay. It is futile to ignore them, hoping they will go away. The following are some of these ailments and liabilities that seem to bounce back every summer. I hope you won’t fall victim to them. These are some of […]


It is soon going to be time for Prom, and I thought it might be good to discuss dancing. To what extent can a young person who wants to honor Jesus participate in dancing? Can a person dance and still please the Lord? Is dancing consistent with the purity and holiness that God demands of […]

The Customer Is Always Right?

In the business world, there are many companies that operate on the philosophy that the customer is always right. In other words, do what the customer wants you to do. The idea is, keep the customer happy, keep him coming back. Some religious organizations have adopted this same philosophy. They believe in doing what the […]