Wednesday, November 25, 2015


A bright boy heard & was deeply impressed by the text, "My son, give Me thine heart." But Satan whispered, "Time enough yet," & he put it off.

10 yrs later a brilliant college student heard the same text under the circumstances which seemed to make that the time of his salvation. Again the tempter whispered, "Time enough yet."

20 yrs later a statesman listened to the same text from the lips of an aged bishop & felt it was a message to him. This time the tempter said, "Visit foreign countries before you decide."

A traveler in Paris was stricken with cholera. But his greatest suffering was agony of soul because he was not prepared to die. His last words were, "Too late."

The boy, the college student, the statesman, the traveler were all one.

—tcDawn. (

This is what the Scripture says: "If you hear God's voice today, do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were when they rebelled against God." (Heb 3:15).

"It's time to righting the story of your life." - David Jeremiah.


A college girl who was a fine scholar & had a noble spirit volunteered to be a counselor at a girl's camp. Despite her abilities, she was required to peel potatoes in the kitchen.

The head mistress of the camp, realizing that this was quite a menial task for such a talented & highly intellectual girl, exclaimed, "It's too bad that a young woman of your education should have to peel potatoes."

The girl who was a splendid Christian looked up brightly & replied, "But, Miss Baldwin, remember, I don't have to think about potatoes while I'm peeling them."

The application is obvious. You can keep your soul out of the dust no matter what your task. Let the Holy Spirit discipline your mind by dismissing suspicion & replacing it with hope & trust.

Bible says: "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things." (Phi 4:8 NET).

—H. Bonar (


A young boy was at the barbershop for a haircut. The room was filled with cigar smoke. The boy pinched his nose and exclaimed, "Who's been smoking in here!"

The barber sheepishly confessed, "I have." The boy responded, "Don't you know it's not good for you?"
"I know," the barber replied. "I've tried to quit a thousand times but I just can't."

The boy commented, "I understand. I've tried to stop sucking my thumb, but I can't quit either!"

Those two remind me of the way believers sometimes feel about their struggle with sins of the flesh.

Paul summed it up well by crying out, "O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?" (Romans 7:24).

His spiritual battle might have left him in despair if he had not found the solution.

Following his agonizing question, he declared with triumph, "I thank God - through Jesus Christ our Lord!" (Rom 7:25).

Are you struggling to break some stubborn habit?

Like Paul, you can be an over comer. If you know the Lord Jesus as your Savior, victory is possible through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit.

Confidently affirm with Paul, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Phi 4:13)
You can do it!

- Richard De Haan (

Saturday, November 21, 2015


"I was in an awkward predicament yesterday morning," said a husband to another.

"How was that?"

"Why, I came home late, and my wife heard me and said, 'John, what time is it?' and I said, 'Only twelve, my dear,' and just then that cuckoo clock of ours sang out three times."

"What did you do?"

"Why, I just had to stand there and cuckoo nine times more."

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"The crafty person is always in danger; and when they think they walk in the dark, all their pretenses are transparent." - John Tillotson.

1Co 3:19 (KJV): 'For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness."

Never "All By Myself"

A Methodist minister tells a pretty story of his little girl, who, wishing to speak to him one day when he was in his study, came up the stairs, & finding the door closed, put her small hand on the doorknob.

The child's hand was too tiny to grasp the handle firmly enough to turn it. To her delight, however, the handle turned, the door opened & she ran into the study, exclaiming:

"Oh, Daddy, I have opened the door all by myself!"

She was all unaware that her father, hearing her trying to open the door, had quietly got up from his chair & turned the handle from the inside.

Thus God helps us when we do our best & he makes the impossible possible.

"I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." - Paul (Phi 4:13)

- Christian Herald (

Jesus said: “I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me – and I in him – bears much fruit, because apart from me you can accomplish nothing." (Jn 15:5)


Dr. W. Graham Scroggie told a story of a boy who received on his birthday three gifts, a box of chocolates, a silver watch & a beautiful Bible.

Asked some weeks later what had become of his birthday gifts, he replied: "The box of chocolates-well! it's gone. The silver watch is going. But the Bible is the Word of the Lord & it endures forever."

1Pe 1:24-25 (NET): "... the grass withers and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the word that was proclaimed to you."

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"The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian." -  A.W. Tozer.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), the famous Italian painter, took a friend to criticize his masterpiece of the 'Last Supper,' and the remark of the friend was, "The most striking thing in the picture is the cup!"

The artist took his brush & wiped out the cup, as he said, "Nothing in my painting shall attract more attention than the face of my Master!"

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“When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities.” - Ezra Taft Benson.

Bible says: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength." (Mar 12:30 NET).