“Take us the foxes–the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards!” Song of Songs 2:15 Though there may be nothing in my outward conduct for which the Lord is chastising me–yet it is likely there is something within against which He is intimating His displeasure, and for which He requires me to humble myself. A spirit […]
rust·y: weakened or impaired by neglect, disuse, or lack of practice.
rel·ic: something that has survived the passage of time, especially an object or custom whose original culture has disappeared
In the age of technology, we elevate the newest apps and gadgets over their predecessors. My desire is to bring back some wisdom from a bunch of dead guys – men who desired to live holy lives and wrote about practical issues facing the believer and the church. I think you’ll be amazed at how they speak to the Christian life in any era.
So, through these “Rusty Relics” we bring back quotes from those who have passed on, but whose words survive the passage of time.
“Having a form of Godliness but denying the power thereof…” II Tim. 3:5 A mere form of godliness joined to an unholy heart is of no value to God. The swan, although its feathers are as white as snow, yet its skin is black. God will not accept that ‘external morality’ which conceals ‘internal impurity’. There must be a pure heart […]
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him!” Luke 15:20 This parable is chiefly designed to set forth the grace and mercy of God to poor sinners who repent and […]
Prayer is everywhere in the Bible recognized as proper, and inculcated as a duty. But it is also a most precious privilege, one of the richest blessings conferred on man. It opens a method of fellowship and communion with our Father in heaven; it furnishes a refuge for the soul oppressed with sin and sorrow; […]
“Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.”-Rom. 12:2 Be separate from a world that lies in wickedness. Of course in some measure you must mix in the world, while you live on earth–but let it be evident that you rise above it. Don’t be the slave […]
Sin, sin! What have you done! This is your work. Never, but for sin, would we have seen the holy, spotless Savior thus enduring unspeakable sorrows. Never, but for sin, would Christ have drunk the cup of suffering, wrath, and death! Can it be a light thing which cost the Son of God such groans, […]
“Jesus said unto him: Follow Me!“ John 21:19 We have come now to the last day of the year! For a whole year in these daily readings, we have been walking with Christ. Is there any better word with which to close this book and close the year, than this last invitation of Jesus, “Follow […]
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart will be also.” Luke 12:34 Would we know what we ourselves are? Let us see whether we have our treasure in Heaven–or whether all our good things are here upon earth. Would we know what our treasure is? Let us ask ourselves what we love most? […]
“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight, but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do.” Hebrews 4:13 “The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good!” Proverbs 15:3 To walk with God, is to […]
“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect!” 1 Peter 1:18-19 How great is the price which has […]