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Be Perfect

by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

In a recent Little League ballgame, parents expressed adulation over their offspring's every action, no matter how trivial, and in which only participation trophies are awarded rather than MVP awards. "Dumbing down" or making everybody …

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Abstinence - Asceticism or Christian Living?

by Martin G. Collins

Abstinence has long been associated with religious asceticism. This practice of strict self-denial as a measure of spiritual discipline conjures up the picture of plainly clad monks or nuns refraining from all pleasures of life as they …

CGG Weekly

Compassion (Part One)

by John Reiss

The apostle Paul instructs us in Colossians 3:12 (New International Version), "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion." We all like to think that we are tender-hearted, but …

The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment
The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment

Today's Verse and Comment

Ecclesiastes 8:9-13

(9) All this I have seen, and applied my heart to every work that is done under the sun: There is a time in which one man rules over another to his own hurt. (10) Then I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of holiness, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done. This also is vanity. (11) Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. (12) Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet I surely know that it will be well with those who fear God, who fear before Him. (13) But it will not be well with the wicked; nor will he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he does not fear before God.

This passage carries forward Solomon's thoughts on the use of power by a stern ruler who exercises his governing powers tyrannically (verses 5-8). How might it affect those of us living by faith? Verse 9 poses a circumstance that …

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Remember the Sabbath Day

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The fourth commandment is not only the longest of the Ten Commandments, but it also begins differently from the other nine. The other nine start with "You shall" or "You shall not." (The first commandment may be an exception, but many consider its opening sentence—Exodus 20:2—to be a preamble to the whole Decalogue. Thus, the first would also begin with "You shall.") The fourth commandment, though, stands out by beginning, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy" (Exodus 20:8). God could have made it conform to all the others, but He did not, making His departure from the norm s

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New Fractures in the 'Special Relationship'

For many decades, the United States and Britain have enjoyed what has been called the Special Relationship. While the two countries have …

Three Missing Kings (Part One)

All Scripture is profitable, but we tend to overlook or maybe even altogether neglect parts of it. Usually, these neglected parts appear …

After Pentecost, Then What?

Moses writes the story of the Israelites making the Old Covenant with God in Exodus 19-24. Most of the text of those six chapters is …

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Pentecost Revisited (Part Two): Joshua 5

In the last issue, we again broached the subject of the count to Pentecost, emphasizing the fact that God's instructions regarding the …

Was Jesus a Vegetarian?
Was Jesus a Vegetarian?

by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

As Alice in Wonderland begins, Alice is lying in the grass on a hot summer day, idly doing nothing, when a white rabbit runs past, …