Devotional Set: Soul Food

Be Thankful

Sergeant Vernon W. Entrekin relates how he recited the 145th Psalm while dangling by his left foot from a parachute after bailing out of a C-47 transport plane during a swirling snowstorm. Entrekin was one […]

Great Gain

The Pulpit Commentary says of this text: “the godly man is content with what he possesses; submits meekly to God’s will, and bears patiently the adverse dispensations of his providence. The godly heart is freed […]

What Do You Have?

How easy it is to overlook blessings already ours! The late T. DeWitt Talmage demanded an inventory of present possessions, writing: “It is high time you began to thank God for present blessing. Thank Him […]

The Cloak Doesn’t Fit

To covet is “to desire eagerly; to long for; especially to desire something belonging to another.” Covetousness is as old as sin and first affected man in the Garden of Eden. Eve coveted the fruit […]

The Perfect State

Millions seek contentment. Paul had found it. Matthew Henry says: “The apostle was often in bonds, imprisonments, and necessities; but in all, he learned to be content, to bring his mind to his condition, and […]

Money Fails

Money may make three different sorts of speeches. It may say: “Hold me and I will dry out the foundations of sympathy and benevolence in your soul and leave you barren and destitute. Grasp me […]


An evangelist is preaching in a large crusade. Next to the aisle in the fourth row from the front sits a man who appears to be the classic picture of boredom. His wife coaxed him […]

All Things?

A long time ago I received a letter with a tract enclosed. I have forgotten the message of that leaflet, but its title “What Made You Cross?” has stayed with me. It is a good […]

Don’t Be Bitter

Bitterness keeps bad company. Note some of its associates: “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice” (Ephesians 4:31). Bitterness is destructive anywhere, […]

He Receives Sinners

The enemies of Jesus thought they had found a weakness on which to build their case: He welcomed sinners and ate with them. But what if Jesus had not cared for sinners? There would be […]


A group of ministers were discussing whether or not they ought to invite Dwight L. Moody to their city. The success of the famed evangelist was brought to the attention of the men as a […]

The Critics

John Wesley tells of a man whom he thought of contemptuously as being covetous. One day when he contributed a gift to one of Wesley’s charities that seemed to the fiery preacher to be too […]