September 22, 2021
Many people still cling to the notion that man is naturally good. We did not get this from the Greeks. Aristotle said, “There is no good in mankind.” We did not get it from Judaism. Jeremiah said, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9). We did not get it from Christian teachings. The Apostle Paul said, “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). We got this illusion, I believe, from the philosophers and psychologists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who taught the false doctrine that man is a helpless victim of his environment. The Bible says that man is not naturally good. All human experience confirms it. Man is rebellious by nature. This first rebellion in history happened in the Garden of Eden, where the environment was perfect and there was no heredity on which to blame it!
September 21, 2021
A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.
September 20, 2021
A Christianity that no longer requires courage has ceased to be the genuine article.
Kerry S. Walters
September 19, 2021
You can talk about love until you have calluses on your vocal cords and wind erosion on your teeth, but until you go back to the fountain and the source of love, God Himself, you’ll never lay hold of the real thing.
September 18, 2021
In other religions, worshipers must pursue their god. In Christianity, our God pursues us.
September 17, 2021
If we are to possess the desire to serve, it first must possess us. This matter of being saved, of leading others to Jesus Christ, is a full‐time occupation. We must pray over it. Weep over it. Study over it. Work over it!
September 16, 2021
Our society often uses the scales of political correctness to weigh the value of a person. Can we rely on their fairness, balance, and accuracy?
Political correctness is marked by words like “sensitivity” and “tolerance,” but when we place questions such as “Who am I?” and “Does my life have value?” on the scales, balance is impossible to achieve.
In spite of the fact that God created man and woman and declared them to be “very good,” political correctness refuses to identify or define gender.
The politically-correct term is “pro-choice,” but it equates to millions of babies annihilated each year in the name of a woman’s prerogative. Their blood is on the hands of those that abort the innocent.
Political correctness has tipped the scales precariously out of balance. The effort to create order for every cause has resulted in chaos. Under the guise of equality, everything is unequal. In search of tolerance, Truth has been ousted and will not be recognized.
Though it promises inclusion, those who refuse to conform to its agenda are slandered and vilified.
The scales of political correctness are not fair or faultless enough to measure the value of a human life. They rob us of our highest potential and bankrupt our future. This way that seems right to a man will surely lead to death.
September 15, 2021
When I let go of Jesus because of my sin, He never lets go of me because of His grace.
September 14, 2021
Happiness doesn’t come from what you have, but from what you are. That’s why the social gospel will never work. Some well-meaning Christians think that if they could just change people’s conditions, they could somehow change their character and thus change society. That’s never going to work. Listen, I want to ask you a question: Where did mankind get into trouble in the first place? In the Garden of Eden. Where are you going to find a better environment than that? Yet Eden was where people decided to rebel against God.
Don’t buy into the idea that a better or even perfect environment is going to save the world. Better living conditions improve people’s lives in the sense of meeting their physical needs, and we should want to help people have clean water, sufficient food, clothing, and shelter. But that’s not what we’re talking about here. We’re talking about character.
This is the difference between the social gospel and the saving gospel. The saving gospel realizes you’re not going to build the knowledge of God, His character, and His principles into people by providing a nicer environment, any more than you could purify water by painting the pump handle. The Bible puts the emphasis not on what man has, not even primarily on what man does, but on what man is.
September 13, 2021
The best forms of worship are those which are written on broken hearts.
Charles H. Spurgeon
September 12, 2021
Ours is the greatest mission on the face of this earth: the salvation of lost souls. Our message is the greatest message: the glorious Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our Master is the greatest Master, Jesus Christ Himself. The church that’s not interested in evangelism and soul-winning is not worthy of theground it occupies. We are to evangelize or we will fossilize. Our mandate is to preach the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ to every creature.
September 11, 2021
Silence in the face of evil is itself evil; God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.
September 10, 2021
There is a story of a woman in England who came to her vicar with a troubled conscience. The vicar knew her to be a habitual gossip—she had maligned nearly everyone in the village. “How can I make amends?” she pleaded. The vicar said, “If you want to make peace with your conscience, take a bag of goose feathers and drop one on the porch of each one you have slandered.” When she had done so, she came back to the vicar and said, “Is that all?” “No,” said the wise old minister, “you must go now and gather up every feather and bring them all back to me.” After a long time the woman returned without a single feather. “The wind has blown them all away,” she said. “My good woman,” said the vicar, “so it is with gossip. Unkind words are easily dropped, but we can never take them back again.”
September 9, 2021
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
September 8, 2021
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
September 7, 2021
Realize that the walk of faith is one step at a time, one day at a time, one problem at a time. God’s will is like a flashlight in a dungeon: It doesn’t shine around corners but gives you just enough light for the next step. That’s as far as you need to go for today.
September 6, 2021
He drank a cup of wrath without mercy, that we might drink a cup of mercy without wrath.
J. Oswald Sanders
September 5, 2021
Are the things you are living for worth Jesus dying for?
September 4, 2021
When your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
The Apostle Peter
September 3, 2021
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
September 2, 2021
God can mend a broken life if you will give Him all the pieces.
September 1, 2021
The basic problem facing our world is not just social inequity, or lack of education, or even physical hunger. We are finding that highly educated and well-fed people have greeds, hates, passions, and lusts that are not eliminated by education. The root of sin in each of our hearts is extremely deep, and this is the basic cause of the world’s problems; only the fire of the Lord can burn it out. This is precisely what Christ came to do. He didn’t come to treat symptoms. He came to get at the very heart of man’s disease.
August 31, 2021
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
Corrie ten Boom
August 30, 2021
All that is necessary for evil to triumph in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.
August 29, 2021
True peace comes not from the absence of trouble, but from the presence of God.
August 28, 2021
One trouble with being an atheist is that you have nobody to talk to when you are alone and in need.
August 27, 2021
Never interpret God’s love by your circumstances; but always interpret your circumstances by His love.
August 26, 2021
If someone rejects the truth that salvation comes only through the atoning death of Jesus Christ, that person has nowhere else to turn. His good works aren’t enough to get him into heaven, because his transgressions remain unforgiven.
August 25, 2021
The roots grow deep when the winds are strong.
August 24, 2021
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.
August 23, 2021
A line of human thought that seems right to many people is the idea of self-redemption. Man thinks he must work at righteousness to save himself. After all, it was man who sinned and as we say, “God helps those who help themselves.” But a greater truth than this emerges from the Bible – the truth that God helps those who cannot help themselves. We cannot save ourselves. It is noble to be upright if we can. It is admirable to be honest, kind, and compassionate. It would seem that these characteristics would be sufficient to save our souls. But the Bible says that though this way seems right, it is wrong.
August 22, 2021
The Scriptures were not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives.
D. L. Moody
August 21, 2021
The church is the only society in the world that never loses any of its members, even by death.
August 20, 2021
God may often seem silent to us, but He never sends us away empty-handed.
August 19, 2021
Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?
Corrie ten Boom
August 18, 2021
A Christian should always remember that God’s mercies are greater than our miseries.
August 17, 2021
The best way to revive a church is to build a fire in the pulpit.
D. L. Moody
August 16, 2021
Remove insight and you suddenly reduce life to existence with frequent flashes of boredom and indifference.
August 15, 2021
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
August 14, 2021
At times, loving another means limiting our own freedoms. We don’t have to always do everything we’re free to do. Sometimes love reins us in.
August 13, 2021
That which is over your head is under His feet.
August 12, 2021
Remember that failure is an event, not a person.
August 11, 2021
Behind Calvary’s cross is the throne of heaven.
August 10, 2021
Prayer is not getting God to do your will; prayer is getting you ready to do His will.
August 9, 2021
A line of praise is better than a page of prayer. Praise is the highest, noblest, best, most satisfying, and most healthful occupation in which a Christian can be found.
August 8, 2021
A person wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
August 7, 2021
In his letter to the Galatians, Paul says that freedom is an opportunity to serve one another through love (Gal. 5:13). Jesus is our example of how to minister in this way: He emptied Himself and took the form of a human and a bondservant (Phil. 2:7). And “He loved to the end” (John 13:1), telling His disciples, “I am among you as the one who serves” (Luke 22:27). Jesus—who served throughout His earthly life and suffered on the cross—was the freest man who ever lived.
August 6, 2021
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
August 5, 2021
When you open your Bible, God opens His mouth.
August 4, 2021
Courage is fear that has prayed.
August 3, 2021
God will not present you with a problem for which He does not present a provision.
August 2, 2021
There are so many unknowns in our world today but in the midst of the confusion.. one thing is known: “A MESS has always been a prerequisite to a MIRACLE!”. So while others may Panic, in the midst of a mess.. let us be known for our Praise!
August 1, 2021
I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible. Take all of this Book upon reason that you can, and the balance upon faith. You will live and die a better man.
July 31, 2021
I am not looking for death. I am looking for Him. That is the way a Christian should live his life—in the constant anticipation of the return of Jesus Christ! If we could live every day as though it may be the very last one before the final judgment, what a difference it would make here on earth!
July 30, 2021
Faith pleases God more than anything else. The Christian life is dependent upon faith. We stand on faith; we live on faith. Faith is loved and honored by God more than any other single thing. The Bible teaches that faith is the only approach that we have to God. No man has sins forgiven, no man goes to heaven, no man has assurance of peace and happiness, until he has faith in Jesus Christ. You may be saying, “God, I believe you are a great person, but I do not believe your Word; I do not believe what you say.” In order to please God, you must believe Him. Perhaps your faith is small and weak. It does not matter how big your faith is, but rather, where your faith is. Is it in Christ, the Son of God, who died on the cross for your sins?
July 29, 2021
In today’s world, God needs you to be willing to speak up for Him. He might send you to the boardroom to speak to people who are only concerned about the bottom line and tell them,“What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?” He might send you to your living room to declare that your family needs to be a household of faith. He might send you to the hallways of your high school to unashamedly tell your friends that you are a child of the living God. Whatever God wants you to do, have the courage to leave a mark.
July 28, 2021
If there is anything worse than losing your sight it is to have sight but no vision.
July 27, 2021
If you despair of a do-over, just look at the parade of people that Jesus granted new beginnings.
A blustering, impulsive fisherman named Peter became a rock of the early church. From Christ-denying coward into a conqueror who was crucified upside down because of his radical faith!
John had such a hot temper that he was nicknamed “son of thunder,” but Jesus transformed him into an apostle of love. From the cross, he commissioned John to care for His own mother for the rest of her life.
Jesus transformed a Christian-killing, intellectual monster named Paul into a great evangelist and father of the New Testament Church.
Just think of what God can do for you!
July 26, 2021
If Jesus could do it for them, He will do it for you! When we plant ourselves in Christ Jesus – and He comes to abide in us – we have no need to fear the future. The old gives way to the new, and we are transformed to be like Him.
July 25, 2021
To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who has failed his or her exam. To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby. To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask an editor of a weekly. To realize the value of ONE DAY, ask a daily wage laborer. To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask two lovers who are waiting to meet. To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who has missed the train. To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who has survived an accident. To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.
July 24, 2021
Christmas is not the end of the story! It’s not yet finished, for the Jesus who came the first time is coming again, and Christmas is not complete without the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. The incarnation without the coronation would be like east without west, like an engagement without a marriage.
July 23, 2021
God’s delay is not His denial.
July 22, 2021
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words, than words without a heart.
July 21, 2021
Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
July 20, 2021
This year as we observe our season of thanksgiving, let us be grateful not only in word but also in deed. Let our gratitude find expression in a resolve to live a life more unselfish and more consecrated to Jesus Christ. When we sit around our tables laden with sumptuous delicacies, let us not forget that half the world will go to bed hungry. As we enjoy the comforts of our cozy homes, let us not forget that great numbers in other parts of the world have no homes to go to. When we step into our sleek automobiles, let us not forget that most of the people in the world cannot afford even a bicycle. In the Lord’s Prayer as recorded in the sixth chapter of Matthew, we read, “Give us this day our daily bread.” Scripture teaches that the good things of this life are the gifts of God, and that He is the donor of all our blessings. Thanksgiving? Yes. Let us get on our knees humbly and thank God for the blessings He has given us, both material and spiritual. They have come from His hands.
July 19, 2021
If you believe in Jesus, you have to believe in the Bible. If you believe in the Bible, you have to believe in Jesus. You cannot separate the two.
July 18, 2021
If God were not my friend, Satan would not be so much my enemy.
July 17, 2021
Satan and his demons never, never act against God’s people without the permission of God.
July 16, 2021
The same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow, and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Saint Francis de Sales
July 15, 2021
All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
July 14, 2021
You’re not saved by the plan of salvation; you’re saved by the man of salvation and His name is Jesus.
July 13, 2021
It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.
A. W. Tozer
July 12, 2021
Holiness is not the way to Christ; Christ is the way to holiness.
July 11, 2021
We can’t avoid trials. But knowing that God is with us and His purpose is good gives us the hope needed for enduring hardship with peace.
Dr. Charles Stanley
July 10, 2021
Faith is the gaze of a soul upon a saving God.
A. W. Tozer
July 9, 2021
When he came, there was no light. When he died, there was no darkness.
July 8, 2021
There is never a day in any man’s life but that he is dependent upon the grace of God for power and the blood of Jesus for cleansing.
July 7, 2021
Information without application leads to frustration.
July 6, 2021
Heaven awaits us, and that will be far, far more glorious than anything we can ever imagine…. I know that soon my life will be over. I thank God for it, and for all He has given me in this life. But I look forward to Heaven. I look forward to the reunion with friends and loved ones who have gone on before.… I also look forward to serving God in ways we can’t begin to imagine.
July 5, 2021
Opportunities don’t present themselves in ideal circumstances. If you wait for all the lights to turn green, you will never leave your driveway.
July 4, 2021
There are no accidents in the life of a Christian.
July 3, 2021
You have not failed until you quit.
July 2, 2021
God is seldom early but He is never late.
July 1, 2021
Sometimes God will put a Goliath in your life to bring out the David within you.
June 30, 2021
The world may be partially correct when it says God helps those who help themselves but the truth is that our merciful God helps those who cannot help themselves!!!
June 29, 2021
There is nothing small in the service of God.
Francis de Sales
June 28, 2021
Don’t say that God has been silent when your bible has been closed.
June 27, 2021
God’s delays are not God’s denials.
June 26, 2021
Nobody knows the exact date of Jesus’ birth, and yet His birth has divided all of history into B.C. and A.D. He never, so far as we know, wrote a book, and yet more books have been written about Him than any other person. He never painted a picture or composed any poetry or music that we know of, and yet He has been the inspiration of the greatest music, art, and poetry the world has ever known. He never had any formal education, yet more schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries have been founded in His name than any other person who ever lived.
That’s who Jesus is, and never has there been another like the Lord Jesus Christ!
June 25, 2021
The man who can kneel before God can stand before any man.
June 24, 2021
When we stand on the shoulders of those saints who have gone before, we gain a strategic vantage point.
June 23, 2021
God’s plan is good, His purpose is clear, His program is mysterious.
June 22, 2021
God casts his vote for you, Satan casts his vote against you, but you have the deciding vote.
June 21, 2021
God never asked me to be successful. God asked me to be obedient.
June 20, 2021
A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
June 19, 2021
The successful person is not the one who can do the work of ten men, but the one who can get ten men to do the work!
Dwight L. Moody
June 18, 2021
Persecution allows us to change opposition into opportunity.
June 17, 2021
If you think you’ve arrived, then you probably haven’t even started.
June 16, 2021
Jesus Christ died to take away our sin but He rose from the dead to prove He was the one qualified to do that.
June 15, 2021
He is not poor who has had a godly mother.
June 14, 2021
We could never be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
June 13, 2021
Freedom is not the liberty to do exactly what we want; it is the freedom to do exactly as we should.
June 12, 2021
Heaven is full of answers to prayers for which no one ever bothered to ask.
June 11, 2021
The one who cannot forgive burns the bridge over which he himself must someday pass.
June 10, 2021
The pain brought on by loss and failure is the long, arduous road to maturity. There is no other road.
June 9, 2021
To God there are no silent cries. He hears. He sees. He stays near.
June 8, 2021
A great problem in America is that we have an anemic and watered-down Christianity that has produced an anemic, watered-down, and spineless Christian who is not willing to stand up and be counted on every issue. We must have a virile, dynamic, aggressive Christian who lives Christ seven days a week, who is ready to die, if necessary, for his faith. We need Christians who are ethical, honest, gracious, bold, strong, and devoted followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.
June 7, 2021
The secret of happiness is not to do what you like to do, but to learn to like what you have to do.
King George V
June 6, 2021
Whenever God sends a trial with one hand, He gives grace with the other.
J. Sidlow Baxter
June 5, 2021
Tomorrow’s memories come from today’s decisions.
June 4, 2021
He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.
June 3, 2021
Joy is not the absence of trouble but the presence of God.
Janet Erskine Stuart
June 2, 2021
God never asked me to be successful. God asked me to be obedient.
June 1, 2021
Death is not the end of life, it is the gateway to eternity!
May 31, 2021
The hotter the time of trouble, the greater the dews of refreshing from God.
May 30, 2021
Every miracle begins with a problem, and every problem presents an opportunity for Christ to help us in our difficulty.
Dr. David Jeremiah
May 29, 2021
Life is fraught with opportunities to keep your mouth shut.
May 28, 2021
Real true faith is man’s weakness leaning on God’s strength.
D. L. Moody.
May 27, 2021
Don’t judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.
May 26, 2021
Being a man is a matter of age but being a gentleman is a matter of choice.
May 25, 2021
If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you’re right.
May 24, 2021
Seeing is never believing. We interpret what we see in the light of what we believe.
May 23, 2021
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
May 22, 2021
The cross we carry is never so heavy as the chains from which we were freed.
J. A. Lacy
May 21, 2021
God’s servant is not quarrelsome, but kind. Not irritated, but patient—even when wronged. Not angry, but gentle.
Charles R. Swindoll
May 20, 2021
Things may not be logical or fair, but when God is directing the events of our lives, they are right.
Charles R. Swindoll
May 19, 2021
As people forgiven of every sin we’ve ever committed, we have no right to hang on to others’ offenses.
May 18, 2021
Worry occurs when we assume responsibility for things that are outside our control.
Charles R. Swindoll
May 17, 2021
The Gospel of Christ has no meaning unless it is applied to our fellow man who hurts and is in need.
May 16, 2021
We don’t need more strength than the strength God gives us. We don’t need more knowledge than we already have. All we need is the will to do what needs to be done.
May 15, 2021
As believers, we know God uses our troubles to accomplish His good purposes. Although they are sometimes the Lord’s means of correcting us when we stray, trials also teach us to depend on Him rather than ourselves and to trust He will supply our needs. A diet of nothing but manna must have seemed like a great trial to the Israelites wandering in the wilderness. Yet that was God’s means of humbling them and teaching that He alone was their Provider (Deut. 8:3).
Understanding these things about God, you can begin to recognize adversity as a reminder of His great love. And not only that, but difficulties are also a way to know Him more intimately—that is, you won’t ever experience God as Comforter if you’re never in need of comfort.
May 14, 2021
Suffering and success go together. If you are succeeding without suffering, it is because others before you have suffered; if you are suffering without succeeding, it is that others after you may succeed.
May 13, 2021
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Paul The Apostle
Turn your stress over to God. Tell Him everything. He can keep a secret, and He can handle it when you yell.
May 11, 2021
My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the Heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, and My Thoughts than your thoughts.
You don’t have to be happy to have peace in your life. One of the three unalienable rights endowed on Americans by our Creator, according to the Declaration of Independence, is the pursuit of happiness. It sounds so simple. However, the Declaration did not grant us the “guarantee” of happiness…only the right to pursue happiness. If God has granted us life and liberty, each one of us has the responsibility to pursue happiness. We are responsible for how we reach our individual happiness. Each one of us chooses a path and pursues it until we possess it. The work and effort required for the end goal is where we sometimes get derailed. It turns out that the pursuit of happiness may be one of the greatest struggles of the human condition. This pursuit of happiness is not a guarantee; it is an opportunity. Each one of us is responsible for what we do with that choice.
May 9, 2021
Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.
May 8, 2021
Pain is a strict but faithful teacher, and the crucible produces more character than waving the winner’s flag.
May 7, 2021
Psalm 100:4 says “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” Try to remember this is a privilege and not a right….you’re not coming for you; you’re coming for Him. Remember, you have been cordially invited to enter His courts. Don’t ever take worship for granted.
May 6, 2021
Prayer is not getting God to do your will; prayer is getting you ready to do His will.
May 5, 2021
God will not only hold us accountable for what we hear but also for what we would have heard if we had listened.