Tuesday - October 21, 2014

Energy (October 21)


“The real difference between men is energy. A strong will, a settled purpose, an invincible determination, can accomplish almost anything; and in this lies the distinction between great men and little men” (Alfred Carl Fuller). ENERGY IS CERTAINLY ONE OF THE PRIME DETERMINANTS OF ACHIEVEMENT. Those who are energetic achieve greater deeds than those who aren’t. Alfred Carl Fuller may ... Read More »

What Is the Biggest Problem You Have? (October 21)


“While he was still speaking, another also came and said, ‘Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, and suddenly a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they are dead; and I alone have escaped to tell ... Read More »

No Successful Defiance (October 21)


“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life” (Galatians 6:7-8). MOCKERY IS SERIOUS BUSINESS, AND TO MOCK GOD BY DEFYING THE MORAL LAW ... Read More »

To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain (October 20)


“For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). THIS WORLD IS NOT ALL THERE IS. In addition to the world that we can see, there is also an unseen realm of spiritual reality (2 Corinthians 4:16-18). This spiritual “world” is no less real than the one we live in; if anything, it is more ... Read More »

Relationships (October 20)


“I sincerely believe that the word ‘relationships’ is the key to the prospect of a decent world. It seems abundantly clear that every problem you will have — in your family, in your business, in your nation, or in this world — is essentially a matter of relationships” (Clarence Francis). OUR LIVES ARE EITHER BLESSED OR CURSED BY THE QUALITY ... Read More »

What Did You Expect? (October 19)


“Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you” (1 Peter 4:12). PETER ENCOURAGED HIS CHRISTIAN FRIENDS TO EXPECT HARDSHIP, AND EVEN PERSECUTION, IN THIS WORLD. “Do not think it strange,” he wrote, “concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange ... Read More »

Vitality (October 19)


“Human vitality is so exuberant that in the sorriest desert it still finds a pretext for glowing and trembling” (Jose Ortega y Gasset). IT’S EASY TO ADMIRE THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE GREAT “VITALITY.” It is an attractive quality. Coming from the Latin vita (“life”), vitality is the trait of those who, whether young or old, seem to have more life ... Read More »