Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Waiting Room

RR-September 30, 2016     Many years ago—and this goes back to before sonograms and back when men were just NOT in delivery rooms while their children were being born, as is common today—several men sat in the special waiting room for expectant fathers in a large hospital. Eventually a nurse came into the room…

Peace of Mind in Troubled Times

CH-September 30, 2016     By David E. Pratte   No matter who you are, you have problems. Everyone has problems. It may be financial worries, poor health, or the death of a loved one. Troubles destroy our peace of mind. Many people worry, become nervous, lose sleep, or even have an emotional breakdown. All…

Bible Thoughts

RR-September 30, 2016     By Joseph Caryl   Genesis 32:10 states, “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which thou hast showed unto thy servant.” The Hebrew is, “I am less than all the mercies.” Then we receive great things from God, when we are…

Prayerlessness

RR-September 29, 2016     By J.C. Ryle   Let me speak a word to those who do not pray. I dare not suppose that all who are listening are praying people. If you are a prayerless person, suffer me to speak to you this day on God’s behalf. Prayerless [listener], I can only warn…

As He Walked

RR-September 29, 2016     We find these words in 1 John 2:6, “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” How did the Lord Jesus “walk” or live out His life on this earth, which He brought into existence by His Word? He was the…

The Shortness of Time

MTLB-Sep.29-Oct.3, 2016     By Robert Murray M’Cheyne (From: Time is Short)   I. The time a believer has to live in this world is very short. (1) The whole lifetime is very short. From the cradle to the grave is but a short journey: “The days of our years are threescore years and ten;…

The Day of His Coming

RR-September 28, 2016     Malachi 3:2 “But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:” The first time Christ came as the “babe in the manger.” The next time will be altogether different. “Every eye shall…

Spanking Must Be Used Wisely

RR-September 28, 2016     By David Pratte   Modern psychologists often advise parents not to spank their children. We are told that intelligent parents should reason with their children; but if we spank them, they may think we do not love them. What does the Bible say? Surely some parents are guilty of child…

Profit

RR-September 28, 2016     By M.J. Stanford   Romans 8:17 tells us, “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint–heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” The term “profit and loss” is reversed in the Christian life to “loss and profit.”…

This is Well-Pleasing to God

RR-September 27, 2016     In Matthew 11:26, we discover that God’s prerogative to hide or reveal truth to certain people is always according to His good pleasure: “Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.” One learns about this with regard to salvation in Ephesians 1:5 and 9, where we read:…