Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross

As a sinner a person makes decisions to do wrong and he lives with the consequences of those decisions. When he becomes a Christian, he makes decisions to do right and he has to live with what others think about his decision. Jesus warned that every Christian will be...
Trials Dark on Every Hand

Trials Dark on Every Hand

I don’t know why troubles come two or three at once but they do. We would rather have one problem at a time so we can catch our breath before the next crisis arrives. But life is not that simple. We sometimes have several health issues and think there is one cause of...
Longsuffering

Longsuffering

Longsuffering is defined as: “having or showing patience in spite of troubles, esp. those caused by other people” (New Oxford American Dictionary). In his explanation of the words that are translated “longsuffering” in the Scriptures, W. E. Vine lists as synonyms...

What a Mess!

“What a mess!” How many times have you said this about person who has made a wreck of his life? How often have you said it about a family in constant turmoil? How recently have you said these words about what is happening in Washington, D.C.? The messes little...

Be Transformed Not Conformed

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Rom. 12:2). The children of Israel wanted to be like the nations around them (I Sam. 8:20-22). Far...

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