Live to win souls

Not a big Spurgeon fan, but this is good. I have slightly updated the language. “I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some” 1 Corinthians 9:22. Paul’s great objective was not merely to instruct and to improve, but to save. Anything short of this would have disappointed … Read More

Enthusiasm under control

“Enthusiasm is contagious, and the person who has it, under control, is generally welcome in any group of people.” —Napoleon Hill The most interesting phrase in this sentence is “under control.” We’ve all seen examples of enthusiasm out of control. Not a pretty sight. Under control, a powerful influence.

Zeal, the backbone of faithfulness

Today’s devotional (Jan. 5) is about zeal, a favorite topic of mine: Zeal is devotion to and the pursuit of a cause, ideal, or goal. It is the backbone of faithfulness, I Kings 19:10. When God does what He promises to do, it is called “the zeal of the Lord,” II Kings 19:31; Isaiah 9:6,7; … Read More