Unlocking Humility

A Vital Christian Grace “Serving the LORD with all humility of mind” (Acts 20:19). By Stephen Jeuck Humility is regarded by God as an indispensable quality of character required of every footstep follower of Christ, if they are to prove faithful to their vow of consecration. The Apostle Peter wrote, “Be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time” []

The Tragedy of “Not Quite”

Struggle of the Mind “That righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day” (2 Peter 2:8). By Rick Suraci We live in an age of compromise and rationalization. It is one thing to make compromises that serve both sides of an issue, while not compromising Christian principles. It is entirely another thing to rationalize our stand on things. Compromising occurs between disagreeing sides. Rationalizing takes place in the mind. To rationalize is to []

Present Yourself Approved to God

Earnest Effort “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). By Dan Wesol This scripture can be divided into five primary parts to better understand and apply it. (1) Study — Study the Word of God, the Holy Scriptures, and our own conduct. Does our conduct match what we study in the Scriptures? If not, why not? Our conduct must change to match what the Scriptures []

Jesus Died on the Tree

Wood as a Symbol “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree” (1 Peter 2:24). When Jesus died at Calvary, he was mounted on a wooden cross. Wood was connected with other offerings offered daily by Israel’s priests. Every day of the year, a lamb was to be offered in the morning, and another later, “between the two evenings,” the time specified also for killing the Passover lamb (Numbers 28:4, Exodus 12:6, margin). The daily sacrifice []