David wrote, “He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully” (Psalm 24:4).
Hands. Those who draw near to God must have “clean hands.” What monarch would have servants with filthy hands to wait at his table (cf, Mt. 15:2)? Clean hands refers to outward, practical holiness (Job 9:30; Psa. 18:20; Isa. 58:711). To wash in water with Pilate is nothing (Mt. 27:24), but to wash in innocency is all-important (Psa. 26:6). Continue reading “The Great Physician’s Final Check-Up”
Many people believe it is possible. There are even those who make a living by attempting to do it. However, the Bible gives no evidence of the living communicating with the dead. On the contrary, it indicates it is not possible. Continue reading “Is It Possible To communicate With The Dead? – By, Garland Robinson”
Again today, I walked through the “Silent City” as we laid yet another loved one to rest. Many thoughts come to me as I thread my way between the granite headstones. Most of them come from the book: “Life is but a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanished away ..It is appointed unto man once to die.”
And as I contemplate the reality of my own inevitable demise, Solomon’s words become very real and very personal: “It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting; for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart” (Ecclesiastes 7:2). Continue reading “What About Your Epitaph?”