Category Archives: Faithfulness

A Brave Soldier, by Richard Massey

A fine lad entered the army. On the first night in the barracks when he went to bed, he faced a real test. At home he had the habit of reading the Bible and kneeling down to pray before retiring. In the barracks, he was entirely surrounded by rough fellows. Many of them were cursing and joking loudly. The lad thought it might be wise to go to bed and read his Bible where nobody would notice him. Continue reading

Laying Life On The Line

As a New York skyscraper went up, hundreds paused daily to glance up at it. One day they watched a ponderous metal beam go up to take its place in the steel skeleton. As the girder came near, a workman leaned out from the sixteenth floor to seize it. The spectators gasped as he lost his balance and fell. Desperately, he clutched the girder’s end with arms and legs. Continue reading


When the children of Israel were located east of the Jordan River and were preparing to enter the land of Canaan, Moses charged them, saying,

“And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the Lord: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers” (Deuteronomy 6:18).

What was the path of safety and victory for the Israelites? To “do that which is right and good in the sight of the Lord” (Compare similar statements in Deuteronomy 12:25,28; 13:18; 21:9).

We use the word “good” quite freely in our conversations about religious matters. Among other things we speak about “good people,” “good ideas,” “good works,” “good congregations,” “good books,” “good speakers,” and “good leaders.” Continue reading