The Upright Love Thee


Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee. {Song of Solomon 1:4}

Believers love Jesus with a deeper affection than they dare to give to any other being. They would sooner lose father or mother than part with Christ. They hold all earthly comforts with a lose hand, but carry Him locked securely in their hearts. They voluntarily deny themselves for His sake, but the are not driven to deny Him. It is a meager love that the fire of Persecution can dry up; the true believer’s love is a deeper stream than this.

Men have labored to divide the faithful from their Master, but their attempts have been fruitless in every age. Neither crowns of honor nor frowns of anger have untied this Gordian knot. This is no everyday attachment that the world’s power may at length dissolve. Neither men nor devils have found a key that opens this lock. Never has the craft of Satan been more at fault than when he has exercised it in seeking to tear apart this union of two divinely welded hearts.

It is written, and nothing and nothing can blot out the sentence, “The upright love thee.” The intensity of the love of the upright, however, is not so much to be judged by what it appears as what the upright long for. It is our daily lament that we can not love enough. Would that our hearts were capable of holding more and reaching further. Like Samuel Rutherford, we sigh and cry, “Oh for as much love as would go around the earth, and over heaven– yea, the heaven of heavens, and ten thousand worlds– that I might let all out upon fair, fair, only fair Christ.”

Alas, our longest reach is but a span of love, and our affection is but a drop in the bucket compared with what he is due. Measure our love by our intentions, and it is high indeed; we trust that this is how our Lord judges it. Oh, that we could give all the love in all our hearts in one great mass, a gathering together of all that loves Him who “is already lovely” {Song 5:16}

From Charles Spurgeon’s book “Morning and Evening”


When A Nation Thumbs Its Nose At God

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5-20)

All decent law abiding citizens need to look at America and its present way of life to see how our country is completely thumbing its nose at our God and His warnings to us through His Word. The degree of apostasy in America is totally shocking and unbelievable. Most people in our country do not know what sin is or to make it plainer the difference between right and wrong.

When a person is too lazy to work in our country it is called good and the reward for this laziness is with welfare and government benefits while the hard working people who work and provide for their families and some work enough to become rich and that is called bad. Because the liberals in this country say this is bad, the rich people and the person who works hard every day must be taxed to give their money to people who don’t work because that is what is good and right. The lazy in America get free everything from free food to free cell phones, free rent, free everything and it is called good by our government. This is the opposite of scriptural teaching that if a man doesn’t work, he doesn’t eat. This does not mean we are not to help the ones who are truly poor.

In today’s America if you are a pure virgin, a chaste woman you are seen as bad and a women who dresses and acts the part of a whore is good. Her pictures are on TV, magazines, and you name it. An unwed mother gets all kinds of benefits from the government because she has had a child and is not married. The government calls this good, and a woman who is married and trying to make ends meet are not given the same breaks because she is married and this is bad, what is wrong with that picture? This is not putting down the single woman but the system by which the government penalizes the married women. It has nothing to do with the woman personalty. People thought the Marlboro man was good and the man taking his children to church was bad. Marriage that was once solely between man and woman is now called bad because homosexual or same-sex marriage must have the same right. It is called good. Even though the scriptures call it sin people and our government are calling it good. Churches are marrying same sex people and calling it good when the Bible calls it sin in other words bad. God’s judgment is coming and soon.

Killing some types of animals, birds, whales, etc is called bad and evil but the murdering of innocent, babies that are still in the mother’s womb by abortion is called good. Not long ago a lion was shot in Africa and there was a public cry against it. A gorilla was shot in a zoo to protect a child and the public once again cried out, calling it bad. At the same time we were told of unborn baby parts being sold by Planned Parent Hood and that was good. America will most certainly pay for this crime against our Lord. America is now embracing transgenders and calling it good.  What will be next? Will it be sex with animals or being married to an animal? Do not laugh at that statement because whoever thought that a man would be allowed to use a woman’s bathroom? We are fast becoming a nation without God!

America is on a downward spiral with sin and as we all can see it is picking up speed as it goes. America, as a nation considers its self to be  civilized, and educated, but the truth is she is spiritually dead.

And this is just scratching the surface. So with America embracing evil and shunning good, is it any wonder we have so many problems today? How could we have so quickly changed from a nation embracing God and morality to a country literally begging to be destroyed by sins that are being called good? The scripture at the top of this article needs to be repeated “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”


Kicking The Can Down The Road

We can talk all we want about drugs and other addictions on our kids and how to reduce them across this country but as I see it we are missing the mark on how this should be done and what the root cause is. Kids most often do what they see. This generation has set a terrible example which is most certainly being followed by the next generation because that is the behavior they see in so many homes, in the mostly corrupt media, and in our communities. That is a fact not one reader can dispute.
But let us not stop there. The impact of drugs is not the only issue in our Country. What about all the alcohol, gambling, smoking and other addictions. These are all taking the toll on Americans and will eventually take its toll not only on the individual but extended to their families as well. Much of the crime and health statistics represent the impact of addictions on our society. We hear from our leaders to stay away from addictions and your chances of a healthy and happy life increased dramatically. They also say it also would have a positive impact on those around us, especially the next generation. That is not 100% correct because it goes much deeper than that.
The impact of narcotic drug abuse has caught the attention of many people, including political leaders, the modern church leaders and has resulted in a commitment of resources to save lives. Funding is being dedicated toward a variety of programs and projects to call attention and mitigate the incidence of narcotics abuse. They say this will save lives. Yes it will save lives but it does not get rid of the root problem. The root of all these problems is sin and until this country deals with that issue we will always have these problems. We need to stop kicking the can down the road. It is not only drugs; it is also mass murders, homosexuals parading down the street showing off their sin with the government backing them. It is killing of unborn babies in the mother’s womb and the government paying for it. Our country was not founded on any of these things. Our country and its laws was founded from the scriptures found in the Holy Bible and years ago all these things were condemned. Now we have ordained homosexual preachers in some of our churches which by the way are no longer called churches and now are called campuses with the cross being removed.
Remember the saying a few years back- “A family that prays together stays together”? I agree with that statement but we need to take that step a little farther. Just one or two generations ago in this country we did not see any or these things. Why was this? To start with America recognized God as the Supreme Being that He is. Two generations ago parents went to Church with their kids. There was Bible study in the home and prayer time. The next generation just sent their kids to church and now this generation, for the most part do not know what church is, that is a fact. My dad went out not long ago for the bus ministry and after knocking on the door asked the children there if they knew who Jesus was and their answer was “no who is He?” Now that is a sad closing for this commentary.
In closing I must say this; This country will never get any better until the nation as a whole confess their sin and ask God for forgiveness. We must have preachers in the pulpit that will preach the truth under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. They do not have to preach “Hot Hell in a Freezing Snow” all the time but that needs to be a part of it. Even so come Lord Jesus!