Enjoying the Journey

One of the most exciting ways to study Scripture is to get acquainted with the great characters of the Bible. When you begin to identify with the men and women that the Holy Spirit emphasizes you find that there really is “no new thing under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9) and that “his truth endureth to all generations” (Psalm 100:5). The basic nature and needs of man do not change and neither does the character and care of God! There are a number of people who I have enjoyed reading after when it comes to the study of Bible characters. Alexander Whyte and George Matheson are authors from previous generations who bring out rich nuggets of truth. Of course, Herbert Lockyer…

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I love books.  Not long ago I was rummaging through my study, searching for a book that I knew was there… Instead, I found one that I didn’t know I had.  It was a volume published in 1958 of one hundred and one famous poems.  Poetry has always intrigued me.  Frost’s The Road Not Taken and Kipling’s If are two of my favorites.  I do not claim to be a poet, or even to know much about rhyme and meter.  I do know when a poem speaks to something in my own heart. Such was the case as I flipped through the new found treasure in my library.  The words on the bottom of page 37 were for me.  Ours are challenging days.  The…

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This afternoon I had the privilege to spend a few minutes with some of our staff and faculty at Crown Southwest in Fort Worth, Texas.  I thank God for Christian workers who are diligently seeking to pass God’s Word and work on to another generation.  I shared a simple thought with them that has been a great encouragement to me.  The best workers get tired.  Jesus did.  In His perfect humanity, He still grew weary. John 4:5 tells us that “Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.”  In the middle of the day, in the middle of the work, Jesus grew weary. Weariness is a part of life…

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