God’s forgiveness is wonderful. If we fail, He gives us another chance. Even the saddest ruin of a life may be built into a holy temple of God. We have it all in a chapter in Hosea. We have the Divine pleading: “O Israel, return unto Jehovah thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.” Then the way back is marked out: confession, repentance, and consecration. Then comes … [Read more...] about Miller’s Monday Musings #25: A Parable of Growth
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The ideal Christian life is a personal friendship with Jesus Christ. Yet some persons have difficulty in understanding how a personal friendship can be formed with One Whom they cannot see, Whose voice they cannot hear, and Whose touch they cannot feel. But friendship with Christ is not dependent on sight or touch or hearing. He can make Himself known to our hearts in spiritual … [Read more...] about Miller’s Monday Musings #24: Is Jesus Your Friend?
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