“Make me Thy temple; silently upbuild Within my heart thy holy dwelling-place, And let its deep recesses all be filled With the rich overflowings of Thy grace; My being’s chords and discords all are stilled, Waiting the revelation of Thy face.” The ideal life is one that is beautiful both inside and out. In the description of the King’s daughter, the Bible says that she is … [Read more...] about Miller’s Monday Musings #27: “Make Me Beautiful Within!”
Love and Kindness
Around the beginning of the 1900s, an unbeliever was reported to have said that the great goal of the 20th century would be to discover God; and yet when God would be discovered, it would be found that He does not care about human beings. It would be a bitter sorrow indeed for the world if this prophecy had proven to be true! Into countless homes and hearts, it would have … [Read more...] about Miller’s Monday Musings #26: Does God Care?
Christian love has to be learned. There is natural affection which does not need to be learned – the love of parents for children, of children for parents, and of friend for friend. But it is not natural to love our enemies, to love unlovable people, to be unselfish, or to return kindness for unkindness. We have to learn this love, and it is the great business of life to learn … [Read more...] about Miller’s Monday Musings #23: Learning Love’s Great Lesson
Some people dislike creeds and doctrines. “We have no time for these,” they say. “Life is too short for the discussion of these abstruse matters. Give us practical duties! Tell us how to live, how to make home sweet, how to get along with people, and how to act in our social relationships.” But we cannot have flowers without roots; and what roots are to roses, doctrines are to … [Read more...] about Miller’s Monday Musings #22: Roots before Roses
One of the Old Testament prophets predicts a coming golden age, when the bells of the horses shall be as sacred as the garments of the high priest, and the common cooking utensils in the people’s homes shall be as holy as the vessels of the Temple. Paul teaches this lesson when he says, “Whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.” This covers … [Read more...] about Miller’s Monday Musings #21: Weekday Christianity