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Don’t Be a Mosquito

Don’t Be a Mosquito

[420 words] I have loved living in Alabama for the past two years, but there’s one major problem I’ve run into since moving: the mosquitos. These bugs are a nightmare. The one good thing about the winter is there aren’t any of these blood sucking demons. It honestly...

Ants

Ants

[307 words] In the fable of the ant and the grasshopper, the ant is portrayed as wise because he prepares for winter while the grasshopper lacks the common sense to acknowledge its approach and thus suffers and dies. God seemingly did infuse the ant with an instinct...

What Does Humility Look Like?

What Does Humility Look Like?

[220 words] If you were to encounter a truly humble person (at work, school, on the street, etc.), what would they look like?  C.S. Le wis wrote, “Probably all you will think about him is that he seemed a cheerful, intelligent chap who took a real interest in...

You Are Not Fooling Anyone

You Are Not Fooling Anyone

[198 words] Little Johnny’s teacher asked him to stay after class. She confronted him, “Johnny, I know that you cheated off Suzie on yesterday test.” Johnny snapped back, “What makes you think I cheated!” She remarked, “Well, one the first question who was the first...

Turning the Other Cheek

Turning the Other Cheek

[336 words] The Sermon on the Mount is the greatest sermon ever preached. We admire it, and quote it. But do we really follow it? I would say most of the time, yes. But there are some difficult things contained in it that challenge us today. In his sermon, Jesus tells...

The Cracked Pot

The Cracked Pot

[262 words] An elderly woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole that she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walks from the...

What Does God Say About Humility?

What Does God Say About Humility?

[172 words] Here's just a little of His Word on being humble: "In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble" (1 Peter...

Child-Like Humility

Child-Like Humility

[321 words] "Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 18:4). As wonderful as children are, we as a society would think it foolish to hold children up as the ideal for adults to emulate in every way. Youngsters...

Leftovers

Leftovers

[396 words] I once knew a family that got a lot of free pies. The reason was that there was an elderly gentleman who had an unusual “tradition." This man wanted his wife to fix a fresh pie for their noon meal. As I remember it, if this was not a daily occurrence, it...

This Man Receives Sinners

This Man Receives Sinners

[177 words] "Now the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, 'This man receives sinners and eats with them'" (Lk 15:1-2). A.T. Robertson comments that there was a yawning chasm...

The Life of Moses

The Life of Moses

[307 words] Moses was God’s man! He delivered the Law of God, the first five books of the Bible (John 1:17), wrote a number of Psalms, and led God's people out of bondage and through their wanderings in the desert (Ex. 3:10). Many over the years have brought to our...

Are You Perfect In Every Way?

Are You Perfect In Every Way?

[533 words] Back in the 80's Mac Davis sang, "Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble when you're perfect in every way.” God deliver the family, the friends, the brethren and the congregation from those who think they are "perfect in every way.” Romans 12 is an awesome...

No Thank You

No Thank You

  [327 words] Media advice columnists offer counsel to readers with all kinds of relationship problems. One woman described a situation in which she had offered an acquaintance a ride to church. He usually walked, but the weather was miserable and she said she...

Fussy Little Christians

Fussy Little Christians

  [121 words] Dr. Vance Havner has aptly described the present generation of Christians thus: “We are a generation of proud, fussy little Christians, experts but not examples. We know too much, or we think we do. We have heard all the preachers and read all the...

The Hardest Words to Say

The Hardest Words to Say

  [179 words] I must have been sick on the day they taught phonics in school. If I don’t recognize a word by sight, I can find some amazing ways to mispronounce it. I cringe when I have to use certain words because no matter how much I practice, I’m not sure how...

Praising God for Humbling Opportunities

Praising God for Humbling Opportunities

  [251 words] “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble”’ (James 4:6) Life is filled with humbling circumstances. Some of these are instances that we bring upon ourselves, while others are out of our...

Humility

Humility

[197 words] Many years ago it was not uncommon for individuals to close letters and correspondence with “very humbly yours,” or “Your humble servant,” or some other such phrasing which emphasized the humility of the writer. In today’s world, however, such wording is...

Christian Service

Christian Service

[414 words] One of the essential characteristics of a servant is "humility." Without this trait the Christian cannot be successful in his attempt to serve. Peter says, "Yea, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another; for God resists the proud, but...

Real Reality

Real Reality

[373 words] Shortly after a Cub’s game, Yusef Dale, a blind man carrying a cane, was standing near the curb outside Wrigley Field in Chicago. He tried repeatedly and unsuccessfully to ‘flag down” a taxi in order to travel home. Casey Spelman, from Indiana, was a...

Glory For God Alone

Glory For God Alone

[276 words] In everything the child of God does, God’s glory is always first and last on his mind. Paul said, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31). According to Vines, “glory” (Gr. doxa) “primarily...

I’ll Keep On Till They Quit

I’ll Keep On Till They Quit

There once was an older man who went out jogging. He was running around a track that circled the high school football field while the team was conducting their practice. When the football players began running their sprints up and down the field, the man said to...