Monthly Archives: August 2017

James 1:5

August 13 – August 19, 2017 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” James 1:5

Electing Love

Sat-August 12, 2017     By Robert Murray M’Cheyne (From: A Basket of Fragments)    John 15.16. “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you that ye should go and bring forth fruit and that your fruit should remain.”   This is a very humbling, and at the same time,…

Oh, live for eternity!

QH-August 12, 2017     By Mary Winslow   What poor creatures we are–if left to ourselves! What a mercy there is One that loves us better than we love ourselves, and will watch over us all our journey here, and who has engaged, by all the varying dispensations of His providence, to prepare us…

Seek Ye First

Sat-August 12, 2017     By John D. Morris, Ph.D. (Evidence for Creation)   “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). Our text for today has become a favorite memory verse for millions and has even been set to music by…

The Morning God Kissed My Wife

CH-August 11, 2017     From the blog of Jason Young   My wife, Stacy, and I had one of those days. You know those days you get easily agitated with the other person and argue about stuff that really is unimportant. Yep, we had a day of it. We went to bed at about…

The Scriptures And Sin

MTLB-Aug.11-Aug.18, 2016     By Arthur Pink   There is grave reason to believe that much Bible reading and Bible study of the last few years has been of no spiritual profit to those who engaged in it. Yes, we go further; we greatly fear that in many instances it has proved a curse rather…

Coming Out of “Parenting Retirement”

CH-August 9, 2017     By Erin Prater   Some titles are temporary. Others – such as “child of God,” or “parent,” are life-long, even eternal. Realizing the full meaning of this statement doesn’t come automatically. Hopefully you’ve taken time to mourn, not the loss of your child, but the completion of one stage in…

Kids and Their Grandparents

CH-Aug.8-Aug.9, 2017 By Cheri Fuller In many ways, it’s a difficult time to be raising kids. Parents struggle in an unpredictable economy to balance work with family and teach values in an “anything-goes” culture. Kids have new stresses and new levels of old stresses: violence at school and in the news, negative peer influences, pressure…

All the devils in Hell, and all tempters on earth!

CH-August 8, 2017     By Charles Spurgeon, 1883 (From “Flowers from a Puritan’s Garden”)   “A garrison is not free from danger, while it has an enemy lodged within!” You may bolt all your doors, and fasten all your windows — but if the thieves have placed even a little child within doors who…

The Problem of Delaying Marriage

CH-August 8, 2017     By Albert Mohler (from Ligonier Ministries)   Adulthood is not just a function of age—it is an achievement. Throughout human history, young people have aspired to achieve adulthood and have worked hard to get there. The three nearly universal marks of adulthood in human societies include marriage, financial independence, and…