A Degraded Nation

Scripture Righteousness raises a people to greatness; to pursue wrong degrades a nation. ~Proverbs 14:34, REB Quote America is great because America is good: if America ceases to be good, she will cease to be great. ~Alexis de Tocqueville The libs insist that Tocqueville never made this statement but someone did and whoever it was, …

Hopeless Causes

Scripture Then the woman, trembling with fear…came and fell at His {Jesus} feet and told Him the whole truth. ~Mark 5:33, REB Quote With Jesus, there is no such thing as a hopeless situation. ~Ya’akov We have three miracles in Mark 5 and all three involve hopeless cases. No one could help the crazed lunatic …

Only God Is Great

Scripture “Yahweh our Lord, how majestic your name throughout the world!”  ~Psalm 8:9, NJB Quote The world appears very small to the soul that contemplates the greatness of God. ~Brother Lawrence I’ve told this story before but it is worth repeating. Ascending to the throne of France at the age of four to rule for …

Quiet Desperation

Scripture They reeled and staggered like drunkards and were at their wits’ end. ~Psalm 107:27, NLT Quote Desperation is better than despair. ~Samuel Chadwick I have blogged on this verse more than once: I recall one title, “Spending the night at Wit’s End.” Most of us have spent several days and nights at wit’s end. …

Humble Gratitude

Scripture I have been sick and close to death since my youth. ~Psalm 88:15, NLT Quote Sin has released a deadly, pervasive and destructive force into the world that infects and affects every human being and sin is accompanied by suffering and sorrow. ~John MacArthur My Psalm for yesterday was the “Sad Psalm” {Psalm 88}. …

Down But Not Out

Scripture Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything. ~2 Corinthians 6:10, NLT Quote The loftiest Psalms were the outcome of the deepest agony of the soul. ~William J. Bennett The hardest ingredient in suffering is often …

Temple Tax

Scripture Each person who is counted must give a small piece of silver [half shekel] as a sacred offering to the Lord. ~Exodus 30:13, NLT Quote God gave us to hands: one to receive and one to give. ~Billy Graham When you begin talking about giving, you strike a sensitive nerve is a lot of folks. …