Idols in Their Hearts

These men have set up idols in their hearts!” Ezekiel 14:3

Still true today.

How Long Will You Hesitate?

Elijah came near to all the people and said, ‘How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.’ But the people did not answer him a word.” – 1 Kings 18:21

Everyone has a god.

If Man does not worship Jehovah, he will make a deity of his own image or worse.

Pick one. Do not limp between the two.

Gladness in My Heart

There are many who say, ‘Who will show us any good? Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us. You have put gladness in my heart, More than in the season that their grain and wine increased.” – Psa. 4:6-7

True gladness is found in the Lord, more than in His wonderful provisions.

Deny, Take Up, and Follow

“If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.” – Jesus (Matt. 16:24)

The stern, unbending demand of Christ is still true today:

Deny Self; Disown, disdain one’s flesh.

Take up your cross; (Luke adds, “daily.”) We cannot escape suffering, but through Christ, we can endure it.

Follow Jesus; to be in the same way with, accompany Him.


Let your gentleness be known to all men.” -Phil. 4:5

Believers are to be famous for their gentleness.

Awful to be famous for all the wrong reasons.

I Am Nothing

If I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” – 1 Cor. 13:2

Truth without love is worthless.

Satan’s Workshop

I don’t want Satan to outwit us; after all, we are not ignorant about Satan’s scheming.” – 2 Cor. 2:11 


J.A. James, speaking of the power of the press in 1848.

(What would he say about today’s media?)

“The press has a great power for evil. Infidel and immoral writers are pouring forth a deluge of skepticism and vice, which are depositing a poisonous and toxic slime over the minds of the people. 

Let it be imagined, if imagined it can be, what must be the state of multitudes in this country, when millions of pestiferous publications are annually going out among the masses of our population. Let the minds of all Christian people dwell upon . . .
  the insult offered to God,
  the ruin brought upon souls,
  the injury done to morals, and
  the mischief perpetrated in the nation, 
by such a state of things!

These ungodly publications originate from Satan’s Workshop, and reflect the scenes of that dreadful laboratory of mental poison! These authors, printers, publishers, booksellers, vendors, by myriads, are all busy and indefatigable–to do what? 
To destroy the Bible, 
to corrupt the mind,
to pull down the cross, 
to dethrone God, 
to subvert true religion, 
to turn man into a speaking brute, 
to overturn all morality, 
to poison the springs of domestic happiness, 
to dissolve the ties of social order, 
to involve our country in ruin! 

Satan, and all his emissaries upon earth, are in earnest in ruining men’s souls!

We have an evil to contend with . . .
  so gigantic in its strength,
  so diffused in its influence all around us, 
  so infectious and malignant in its effects!

The enemy is coming in like a flood! 
Infidelity and immorality are invading us!

The alarm bell must be rung!”


Clean From an Evil Conscience

Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” – Heb. 10:22

A cleansed conscience goes hand in hand with the assurance of our salvation.