Followers of Christ must not only let their light shine before others but that light must be both bright and crystal clear.
When a Christian welds 'Will' to 'Conscience' then another step has been taken on the narrow road which leads to the Kingdom of God.
A creature revolting against its creator is doing so against the fountainhead of its own power and this is no different to the scent of a flower trying to destroy the flower.
Jesus really knew how to spend time 'alone' with God when He told us that when we Pray we must find the secret place, enter, and then close the door.
Because of our less than perfect righteousness no Word of His will be misunderstood by those who are followers of Christ, nor will our being less than perfect hide us from the face of our Father in Heaven.
With theology the scientist is free to continue with his experiments and the Christian with his prayers.
The opposite of love is not only hate for it can also be indifference.
In one hour of silent prayer the soul will progress more than when in company with others. (Luke: 9:10.)
Some have substituted religion for God as if navigation were a substitute for arrival or battle for victory.
The danger of the word religion is that it carries the idea that it is just one more department of life and thereby added to the political, social and all the rest.
The Lord gives His Spirit to those who obey Him.
Whilst it might undertake other activities the real purpose of the church is the salvation of souls. If it is not doing that then it might as well close its doors.
We have to be reconciled to God and not Him to us.
There is all the Love of the Father and Son on God's side whilst on the side of His creation there lives pride and selfishness.
Whilst Jesus told us to live the absolute ethic right now we like to keep a foot in both camps and this is what Jesus told us we couldn't do.
Those who go on obeying also go on discovering. 'To them that have shall be given.'
Abraham was at the beginning of the long, slow preparation of the Jewish people.
Mankind is given freewill to do wrong that man might choose good and become like God.
A desire to look better than one really is, is the hiding of things because we are ashamed that we have known them and have done them.
Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness will indeed be filled.
Christ's Himalayan heights are not easily visible from the world's lowlands and to be good climbers in those airless heights requires the oxygen of duties that are borne of love.
Always speak the truth that is in you.
Let the light of your love of God shine before others.
Any time is the right time for good deeds to be done.
Jesus' parable of the unjust manager is one of the most striking in all the Gospels and it goes without saying it is not an endorsement of dishonest business practices. Jesus' point is to show us what money is really for and that even 'filthy lucre' can be pressed into the service of God and our neighbour and when it is the benefits will last far beyond this life which things we buy for ourselves will not. E.g. money can be used to spread the Gospel through which the Holy Spirit will gather believers into Christ's Church and we will enjoy blessed fellowship with those believers forever, long after the money itself has gone.
Mammon and the self are the most contemptible of Gods and yet they are the most worshipped.
Those making haste to be rich are slow to discover the poverty of their souls.
Many expand their lives with knowledge and many with continual change only to find that happiness and contentment does not dwell long in the houses they have built.
Wrongs are always first generated in and then perpetrated by an individual and it is therefore self-evident that evil cannot be eradicated in nations except that it is cured first in its individuals.
The Lord did not come to deliver mankind from the consequences of sins nor from the things we have done: instead He came to deliver us from the possibility of continuing to do them.
The Lord knows what we need whilst we only know of that which we want.
Christ is our bleaching sun of cleansing righteousness.
When someone breaks free from sinning then the healing breath of the Lord will blow those sins away.
Repentance comes from a change of mind or thought.
Let each hold another to be better than themselves.
Jesus' place of prayer is not the temple but the mountain top.
The inherent danger of possessions is that we make them our tyrants.
The world is a blessed place to Jesus because all it contained was the Father's and so Christ's temple is the world.
Usually we accept Jesus on our terms and not on His.
Those who cannot believe without signs or wonders can never truly believe.
Look to Jesus for freedom from our human limitations and from the bondage of our finite existence.
John was the Apostle who knew the deep things of God and he brings to us sublime doctrines.
There is not even the slightest fellowship of righteousness with unrighteousness and so that which we might call the lesser of two evils is still an evil and should be rejected.
All our statements about God are extrapolations from our understanding of other things that God has revealed to us. How else can we know anything about the unknowable?
God is outside time and so that which we call the present is infinite to God as He has neither past nor future which in Him is merged to form a single Substance: His Holy Present where He dwells eternally.
Einstein maintained that time is a great illusion and so it is.
The elevation of self over God is mankind's most persistent temptation
The life-giving activity of Love has been occurring eternally in God and has created everything else.
An individual might suddenly change and become burnished gold instead of lustreless clay.
Reading the New Testament one must conclude that the effect Jesus had on those who met Him caused one of three reactions: Terror, Hatred or Adoration. There was not even a trace of either mild approval or disapproval. Either love Him or hate Him was the order of the day.
Those who walked in the light loved Him whilst those who walked in darkness both feared and hated Him.
Man's consciousness of himself is but a shadow of his eternal being.
To the worldly who are pondering how to make much into more, the glory of the Lord is but a mere detail.
To confront creation with eyes that are pure is to possess it.
Jesus loved the world and the things of the world, not as men of the world love them but finding His Father in everything.
He that feeds the ravens and the sparrows says to His children - “Love one another.”
We are not yet at journeys end but are still travelling the road that leads expectantly to our becoming a part of our Father.
All mankind is destined to live for an eternity which they will spend either in Heaven or hell; that is, with God or apart from Him.
We must never doubt for one moment that one or the other is our destination for it is our Lord that tells of the narrow road and the narrow gate that both lead to Heaven and are easily missed and the wide road and the wide gate that many take to eternal oblivion.
In the New Testament all warnings about hell are dominical inasmuch as they come from the mouth of the Christ Himself.
The glad Creator never made His children for sorrows, for life's distresses are just brief storms through which we must pass on our journey to God's Kingdom and because they are not a permanent feature of life we must look upon them as winds that blow within us to to winnow and cleanse our spirit.
Always we must remember that no one will carry their grief into Heaven.
Possessions only become a burden when we waste too much of our precious time and concern preserving them.
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