The word “seek” means according to Vine’s Dictionary of New Testament Words: “what to obtain.” There are several ideas and persons for which we are to seek. Let us notice these. SEEK THE LORD In Isaiah 55:6 we find, “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.” There is a time for seeking the Lord. There will be a time when people will no longer be able to seek the Lord. The song says, “Soon will the season of rescue be o’er, Soon will they drift...Continue reading
Month: April 2021
Clean vs. Unclean
In the Old Testament we find what God calls clean and unclean. Sometimes this refers to animals. The earliest we find this is in Genesis 7. Noah is told by God “Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the make and his female: and of beast that are not clean by two, the male and his female.” At this time we are not told what constitutes clean and unclean but just that there are two different kinds of animals; clean and unclean. Later, we are told in Leviticus 11 what animals...
There is Nothing New Under the Sun
The writer of Ecclesiastes said, “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). This was true then and the same is still true today. Consider when Eve was tempted. She “saw that the tree was good for good, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise” (Genesis 3:6). When Jesus had fasted for forty days He was then tempted. “The...
What’s Become of Reverence?
Thinking back to my teenage years, I’m sure that more often than I’d like to admit I shook my head at any older person who said anything against any of the trends of that day. It wouldn’t have mattered whether or not I agreed with the trends. Just the fact that someone from the older generation was knocking something would have been enough to get my hackles up and prepare me for an argument. Fully prepared that some will consider me among that number of “old fogies” with whom I contended years ago, I’d like...Continue reading
No Man Is an Island
“For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself” (Romans 14:7). Jesus taught, “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto...Continue reading