This is from the Spurgeon Archives and focuses on evening meditations. “All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.”—Numbers 6:4. AZARITES had taken, among other vows, one which debarred them from the use of wine. In order that they … More C. H. Spurgeon This Evenings Meditation
Throughout scripture, we read various accounts of individuals encountering God, or in the midst of a trial of their faith in God. In each account, one thing becomes noticeable. The act of stepping out in faith to see what God will do. This thought occurred as I started re-reading Jim Cymbala’s book, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire. Pastor … More Stepping out in faith to see what God will do
To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is all-consuming and all-encompasing. It is no lukewarm endeavor. It is total commitment of our very being – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – to love of the Lord. What is the greatest commandment? When the Sadduccee’s challenged Christ on the doctrine of … More The greatest commandment – the need to love God
Note to the reader: These devotionals are from Evenings with Jesus – A series of devotional readings for the closet and the family. Taken from the late Reverend William Jay. Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward… Exodus 14:15 We may consider this command three ways: 1. In reference to the journey of the Israelites. Now, … More Going Forward in Christ
This morning’s devotion and commentary comes from Our Daily Bread by Philip Yancey. When asked by a lawyer to identify the most important rule in life, Jesus replied, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). In … More Loving God – Fundamental and important command
This is not about works or grace in the current contextual understanding. It is about hearing the Lord speak to us in our present day lives. Oswald Chambers has this to say: Get into the habit of saying, “Speak, Lord,” and life will become a romance (1 Samuel 3:9). Every time circumstances press in on … More Dilemma of Obedience
Is there a crisis of grace in today’s churches? Reading through a recent edition of Christianity Today, an Op-Ed article by Mark Galli, focuses on the question – Whatever happened to grace? Galli provides three particular anecdotes as the premise for his article. These three focused on his experience at a mega church where an altar call … More Is there a crisis of the simple message about grace?