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Exercising Holy Discernment

“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” I Thessalonians 5:21 He was on the brink of forsaking his faith. For the first twenty years of his life, he had been a member of a conservative Christian family, community, school, and church, and thereby formally educated in the Reformed faith. As early as he […]

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The Slothful Man

Proverbs 22:13 “The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.”   There is an interesting little story which tells of a man who incessantly snapped his fingers. No matter where he went, no matter what he did, he constantly snapped his fingers. One observer, watching this strange […]

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Sloth and Presumption

“Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep.” – Solomon “Presumptuous are they; self-willed.” – Peter Simple, Sloth and Presumption, a trio of sleeping fools! You find them in a bottom, in the arms of Morpheus, and taken by the heels in the iron clutch of man’s worst enemy, Sin. Even aroused out of sleep, they remain […]

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The Lion in the Streets

There is an interesting little story which tells of a man who incessantly snapped his fingers. No matter where he went, no matter what he did, he constantly snapped his fingers. One observer, watching this strange habit, was bold enough to question the man concerning it. “My dear sir,” he replied, “I snap my fingers […]

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