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Month: April 2020

  • Blessed Are the Peacemakers

    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9) The Lord Jesus Christ begins His Sermon on the Mount by outlining the anatomy of a truly blessed soul. He defines real spiritual health. He does not speak as the world speaks, because the blessedness He offers does not fit the world’s pattern. His kingdom is not of this world (John...

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  • Think before You Speak

    “He who restrains his words has knowledge.” (Proverbs 17:27 NASB) Today we can instantly inform the world about whatever we happen to be thinking. But the Puritan pastor Jeremiah Burroughs wisely offers three cautions to help us see how hastily sharing our opinions can cause unnecessary conflict and division between believers. Other people may misunderstand our thoughts and motives and therefore misjudge us and perhaps take...

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  • Unity with Christ Is Essential

    [That we] may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ (Ephesians 4:15). Unity with Christ is essential to the life of His church. People sometimes lose a foot or a leg or an arm or an eye or an ear. It is remarkable how a person can continue to exist after they have lost several of their limbs, but they cannot...

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  • Do Not Be a Cause for Stumbling

    Let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way. (Romans 14:13) Passing judgment on other Christians is easy. Supporting their freedom in Christ is hard. Yet this is what the Lord requires. Some Christians feel free to wear jeans or shorts to church services. Others feel free to...

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  • The Key to a Peaceful Life

    You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. (Isaiah 26:3) The key to a peaceful life is a peaceful heart. We cannot dwell in peace with others if we are loaded down with anxiety and stress. Our minds will be too occupied with personal comfort and preservation to love other people. Unrest on the inside...

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