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Living Life on the Edge

“O Lord, how long shall I cry, and You will not hear! I even cry out unto You of violence, and You will not save!” (Habakkuk 1:1). “Why are not times of judgment kept by the Almighty, and why do those who know Him never see His days?” (Job 24:1). “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, […]

Dr. Brengle

On one occasion when Samuel Brengle was introduced as “the great Dr. Brengle,” he noted in his diary: “If I appear great in there eyes, the Lord is most graciously helping me to see how absolutely nothing I am without Him, and helping me to keep little in my own eyes. He does use me. […]

Faith That Saves

Two tables. Two hosts. Two salvations. The episodes I want to examine are both found in the gospel of Luke. The first one is toward the end of Luke 7 and involves a Pharisee named Simon who asked Jesus to come to dinner at his home. The word on the street was that Jesus was […]

Resurrection Life

The pivotal point of the account of the raising of Lazarus in John 11 is Jesus’s words found in verses 25-26, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” What […]

Cynicism — The Battle

“The world always has had a cross between two thieves for the one who comes to save it.” And yet: ” If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 “The graceful gait of virtue is always followed by and scoffed with grimace and travesty.” And yet, “He that spared not his […]

Fixed Heart, Single Eye, Sound Mind

Because of His superabounding Grace toward us, we can firmly fasten our minds, fix our hearts, focus our eye on whatsoever things are honest, lovely, pure, true, of good report and that have virtue (Phil.4:8). This will spare us the pain of living with a heart divided from the Father's and a mind divided from the Mind of Christ, experientially, and will give us the joy of experiencing His promised Peace.