The SILVERSMITH -Author Unknown. There was a group of women in a Bible study on the book of Malachi.  As they were studying chapter three they came across verse three which says, "He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver." This verse puzzled the women and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God. One of the women offered to find out about the process of refining silver and get back to the Continue Reading

We have everyone of us a charge to keep

 Leviticus 8:35 At the door of the tent of meeting you shall remain day and night for seven days, doing what the Lord has charged you to do, that you die not; for so I am commanded. We have every one of us a charge to keep, an eternal God to glorify, an immortal soul to provide for, needful duty to be done, our generation to serve; and it must be our daily care to keep this charge, for it is the charge of the Lord our Master [Matthew Henry�s Continue Reading

Top 10 Acts of Christian Courage in 2015

Top 10 Acts of Christian Courage in 2015   (Photo: Christian Post) Linda Harvey is president of Mission America and hosts a talk show on Salem affiliate WRFD in Columbus, Ohio. This article was originally published on December 29, 2015 at (Used with permission.) Do not be afraid of sudden disaster, or the devastation that comes to the wicked. Indeed, the LORD will be your confidence, and he will keep your foot from being Continue Reading

It is healthful to be cheerful

Proverbs 17:22 22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Note, 1. It is healthful to be cheerful. The Lord is for the body, and has provided for it, not only meat, but medicine, and has here told us that the best medicine is a merry heart, not a heart addicted to vain, carnal, sensual mirth; Solomon himself said of that mirth, It is not medicine, but madness; it is not food, but poison; what doth it? Continue Reading

How unavoidable the destruction of sinners is

Proverbs 13:21 21 Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed. Here see, 1. How unavoidable the destruction of sinners is; the wrath of God pursues them, and all the terrors of that wrath: Evil pursues them closely wherever they go, as the avenger of blood pursued the manslayer, and they have no city of refuge to flee to; they attempt an escape, but in vain. Whom God pursues he is sure to overtake. They may prosper Continue Reading

Advanced By Sinful Arts vs. Honesty Wears Well

Advanced By Sinful Arts v Honesty Wears Well Proverbs 12:3 3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. Note, 1. Though men may advance themselves by sinful arts, they cannot by such arts settle and secure themselves; though they may get large estates they cannot get such as will abide: A man shall not be established by wickedness; it may set him in high places, but they are slippery Continue Reading

Thoughts of the Wicked and Righteous Compared

Proverbs 12:6 6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. In the foregoing verse the thoughts of the wicked and righteous were compared; here their words, and those are as the abundance of the heart is. 1. Wicked people speak mischief to their neighbours; and wicked indeed those are whose words are to lie in wait for blood; their tongues are swords to those that stand in their Continue Reading

Never utter all your mind, pause

Proverbs 29:11 11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. Note, 1. It is a piece of weakness to be very open: He is a fool who utters all his mind,--who tells every thing he knows, and has in his mouth instantly whatever he has in his thoughts, and can keep no counsel,--who, whatever is started in discourse, quickly shoots his bolt,--who, when he is provoked, will say any thing that comes uppermost, Continue Reading

Ill consequence of betraying a trust – Happy effects of fidelity

  Proverbs 13:17 17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health. Here we have, 1. The ill consequences of betraying a trust. A wicked messenger, who, being sent to negotiate any business, is false to him that employed him, divulges his counsels, and so defeats his designs, cannot expect to prosper, but will certainly fall into some mischief or other, will be discovered and punished, since nothing Continue Reading

Violence will recoil in the face of him that does it

  Proverbs 13:2 2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. Note, 1. If that which comes from within, out of the heart, be good, and from a good treasure, it will return with advantage. Inward comfort and satisfaction will be daily bread; nay, it will be a continual feast to those who delight in that communication which is to the use of edifying. 2. Violence done will Continue Reading