Dead faith and real faith

In James 2.14-26, we find a distinction between genuine, saving faith and dead faith. Now the bottom line is this. It corresponds to what Jesus said. A good tree will bring forth good fruit, while a bad tree will bring forth bad fruit. Brother James tells us that a...

Who is like Me?

In Micah 7:18 we read Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy (loving-kindness; stedfast love). 7:19 He will turn again,...

Grace to help

Heb 4.16 “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” What is the difference between mercy and grace? Mercy is not getting what we deserve. Grace is getting what we do not...

Sweet Hour of Prayer

One of the most beloved hymns is entitled sweet hour of prayer. That is theme of my meditation today. I find it interesting how the words prayer and incense are found together in Scripture. The Psalmist David wrote, “Let my prayer be set forth before thee [as]...

Jachin and Boaz

In 1 Kings 7, we read that when Solomon built the temple, there were two pillars of bronze.  The one on the right was given the name ‘Jachin,’ meaning ‘He shall establish,’ and the one on the left the name ‘Boaz,’ meaning ‘in...