Today's Puritan Audio Devotional:
I shall sin no more!
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The application may be
made to all departments of life
"Evening Thoughts" 1907)
"What are you doing more than others?" Matthew 5:47
It is not enough for us to be as good as others. We are not to
take any other person as our model, or anyone's life as
our standard. The only model life is Jesus
Christ's! He came to show us how to live.
It is not enough either for Christian people to live just as well
as unbelievers live. Anybody may be kind to those they like--the
Christian must be kind to people he does not like! What are you doing more than others--when you are only kind to those who are kind to
The application may be made to all
departments of life.
The Christian carpenter should do better carpentering
than the man who is not a Christian.
The Christian plumber should do more careful and
conscientious plumbing than the plumber who does not love Christ.
The Christian businessman should do business more honestly
than the businessman who does not know Christ.
The Christian home should be sweeter, kindlier, happier
in every way--than the home where Christ is not a guest.
Always the question comes to us, "What are you doing more than
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We have published William Nicholson's insightful
short article, "Deliverance
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