“Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.” “For every man shall bear his own burden.” (Gal.6:2,5) I once read a fable entitled “The Encumbered Ant.” It seems a certain little ant felt life had dealt him a bad deal. It had fallen his lot to carry a piece of straw that wasContinue reading “Burden Bearing”
Monthly Archives: July 2021
The Theology of Pain
In his treatise on spiritual matters in the classic eighth chapter of Romans Paul plainly posits in verse 22 that “the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.” It was so because of the universal consequences ultimately of sin and it is only bearable because of the hope that believers possess that inContinue reading “The Theology of Pain”
What’s That in Your Hand?
It was only a rod, a common, simple shepherd’s stick that Moses had picked up somewhere on the desert; a rod like any other rod. There was nothing uncommon about it; there was nothing especially noteworthy concerning it: it looked like a thousand other rods that any of many shepherds might have carried. “What is that inContinue reading “What’s That in Your Hand?”
You’ve been to college—maybe even seminary. You’ve been graduated, certified, ordained and commissioned with every credential in order, and, in time you have been or you will be culled and called to serve. On your resume there is nothing lacking, nothing sparing. You literally “fit the bill” and by every conceivable canon you are fully equipped and readyContinue reading “Broken”
Are You a Mature Believer?
Three questions every person would do well to ask one’s self are: (1) Am I a Christian? (2) Am I a spiritual Christian? (3) Am I a mature Christian? Where are you in your pilgrimage from here to eternity? How did you answer those basic questions? Consider then: a Christian is a person who isContinue reading “Are You a Mature Believer?”
The Preacher and His Preaching
Like most, I suppose, of those who will read these lines, I can say that I love preaching. I loved preaching before I was called of God to preach. As a child not yet ten years of age, I wanted to sit as close to the front of the church as possible so that I could hearContinue reading “The Preacher and His Preaching”
What To Do About Slow Bellies
You may be wondering if you’ve read the title whether this post will be about a diet or a matter related to physical health. Right up front, let me relieve you of that concern. This post, though, will address a very important subject, one that the Apostle Paul wrote of when penning an epistle to his sonContinue reading “What To Do About Slow Bellies”
Mighty Man of Valour
What man would not like to be addressed by a personal envoy of God (or by God Himself) as a “mighty man of valour?” (Or woman as a “mighty woman of valor”?) We only find that designation once in Holy writ, ascribed to a young Israelite of the tribe of Manasseh who, when the visitor from heavenContinue reading “Mighty Man of Valour”