This column will appear every other month or so. (Perhaps monthly)  It is reminiscent of a column the late J. L. Addams had in the Word and Work in years past and also of a column Larry Miles had called “Gleanings,” back in the 70’s and 80’s.  We will add more content later  in the  month.

Which Disturbs You More?

Which disturbs you more:

  • A scratch on your new car or a person who is lost in sin?
  • Missing work or missing a worship service?
  • Your garden not growing or the church not growing?
  • Housework that is neglected or the Lord’s work that is neglected?
  • Your children absent from public school or from Bible school?
  • Not paying your bills on time or not giving as you are prospered?
  • Not getting the newspaper read or not opening up your Bible daily?
  • Missing your favorite TV program or missing mid-week Bible study?
  • Not getting to spend much time in leisure or not spending much time in prayer?
  • Being unprepared for a vacation or being unprepared for eternity?

Via “The Fellowship Room”

            “How can I humble myself before God?” A good question. I said that as for me a study of God always humbles me. His wisdom and knowledge are unsearchable, His paths beyond tracing out (Romans 11:33). What say you? – Victor Knowles, Joplin, MO  . Below  you  will find some  responses:

  • Anytime I take time to be in His word, it always shows me something new, something I always thought I understood, but He shows me more about who He truly is.  His ways are not our ways, and once we accept that we can walk closer to Him and see more clearly the next step in our sanctification.  – Larry Bryant, Tell City, IN
  • We live in an age in which the media, teachers, others tells us how good we are and that we can attain whatever we choose.  Reading God’s word always brings us back to earth, like a kite crashing to the playground. – David Longest, IN
  • MY question is how can I not be humble before God.  None is worthy some like me less worthy than others.  But all are saved through Jesus.  This is a true Miracle. – Margie Nicomede, KY
  • I agree totally.  To think that we could in any way be totally understanding of God’s revelation to man–even on one topic–would be the height of arrogancy.  The more I learn, the more I realize how little I know.  Humbling indeed. – Ron Bartanen, IL
  • “How can I humble myself before God?”   We ourselves can never be humble enough in this present age. Why? We have within ourselves the (fly in the ointment) our human nature.   We all are humble at times but this mortal nature within us works against the new created being we became when we excepted Christ. Rom 7:18-21 The last verse, (7:21) is a very strong warning that evil is always present within us.   So now back to the question, where is our victory, how can we be humble? Rom 8:10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. NASU.   Any type of righteousness from within and flowing outwardly is not from ourselves but from what God through His Grace has given to us. But now in this present we are only extended so much of God’s Grace, (it is more than enough for our salvation.) But there is coming a future age where we will be all that we can be and all that God always wanted us to be. For God will extend unto us an even greater amount of grace to each and every one of us. Eph 2:7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. NASU.  Please note the humbleness of those in heaven which John reveals to us in Revelation. Rev 7:9-10; Rev. 7:13-15. This part of the revelation that John gives us is a fraction of what it will be like when we have the complete knowledge of God’s wonderful Grace. Only then will we be able to completely humble ourselves before God. —  Ed Coon- LA