Whom Shall I Fear?

“Whom shall I fear?” This is the question asked by David in Psalm 27:1.   It was asked following the pronouncement that, “The Lord is my light and my salvation.” He next reasons that, “the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” In this time...

Benaiah

Anyone who would go into a pit and kill a lion has my high regard, which is why—hunter that I am—Benaiah has long held a special place for me. There are several Old Testament men named Benaiah, and all are more or less obscure. Our focus is on the one who served as...

Politics and the Church

Several years ago I had the privilege of hearing an older gospel preacher preach on the subject of problems facing the church. I believe the lesson helped me more than any one lesson I’ve ever heard on the subject, because he spoke from his obvious years of...

Warning! Danger!

“And when he arose from his bed that evening, he went to his desk and turned on the computer. After he had logged onto the internet, he busied himself searching here and there. Then suddenly an unexpected image of a woman flashed across the screen; and the woman was...

Stress Makes Us Think

A few years ago a brother shared with me a condition he had with his eyes. Stress, especially anger, triggered a reaction in this rare ailment that caused him to lose some of his vision temporarily. The doctors told him that unless he learned to control his temper he...