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
A study of 1 Kings will lead one to examine the wickedness of Ahab, and also to see the real power behind him, that wicked and idolatrous Jezebel. These two had a real, powerful and spiritual adversary in God’s servant, Elijah. There were other men of the prophets whom God used in bringing Ahab to the end his behavior demanded. Continue reading