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Risen with Christ

Nov 29th, 2011 | By | Category: The Basics (click on Article name)

If ye be risen with Christ, seek and set your affections on the things above, not on things on the earth; for your interests are heavenly.


Every Idle Word

Jul 6th, 2009 | By | Category: The Basics (click on Article name)

The lesson is in harmony with the Scriptural declaration, “Blessed is the man who is not condemned by that which he alloweth.” That is to say, the ungenerous, the unkind, are very apt to blame others strongly for misdemeanors of which they themselves are guilty. The man whose words respecting others do not condemn himself is to be congratulated as a happy man indeed. The person whose criticism of others is so kindly, so generous, so merciful as to not involve a condemnation of his own course is certainly an exceptional man or woman. We call to remembrance our Lord’s words, “With whatsoever measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again,” and, interpreting our text in harmony with this, if our words are generous and kind, loving and benevolent we shall receive similarly kind treatment of the Lord. If our language respecting others be harsh, cynical, critical, unkind, we may expect reproofs from the Lord.

Why? Because all mankind are by nature fallen, imperfect, depraved; and the person who sees the faults of others and fails to see his own, needs the correcting chastisements of the Lord to show him his true condition reflected in his course of conduct and language toward and respecting others: he indicates that he himself needs to be taught some very important lessons without which he will not be prepared to make progress toward the Divine standards of character.