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 ““RIGHT AND GOOD IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD””

Selling Out by Lance Cordle

There was a song several years ago that had this line in it: “When you come close to selling out, consider.”  The Christian life is not always one of happiness.  We face many difficulties in our effort to be faithful to God.     One can look at the life of Joseph to see that a godly life will at times put us in trying circumstances.  Continue reading “Selling Out by Lance Cordle”


An old story is told of a small dry good store located in a small rural town. The store was as old as the town and was managed by the grandson of the business’s first owner.

One day a government man from the state’s weights and measures department came to inspect the store. He found that the yardstick being used to sell fabric was one inch too short. Continue reading “GRANDPA’S MEASURING STICK”