Stay Away Altogether!

by Dr. George Bell

“Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house.” Proverbs 5:8 Solomon is here warning his son to shun strange women and to flee from lust and the temptations of sexual impurity. He reminds him that the only safe course is to stay away altogether. He who plays with […]

Strange Places

by Dr. George Bell
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“Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish’s belly.” Jonah 2:1 What a strange place for a prayer meeting. Jonah had gotten himself from into real trouble by his disobedience and running away from God. He was cast into the sea, swallowed by a fish and penned up in the stomach […]

Effectual Prayer

by Dr. George Bell

“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16b Oh, that Christians might know how to use more effectively the mighty instrument of “effectual” prayer. For a desperate earnestness, a fiery zeal in our petitions and a spiritual understanding of this vital privilege and power. Too often our intercession is but an […]

Don’t Be Afraid, Run To God

by Dr. George Bell

“…I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” Genesis 3:10   “…Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” Revelation 22:20   In these two scriptures we have the first and the last words in the Bible addressed to God. The contrast between the two is so marked that they appear as different as darkness […]

Nothing With Which To Pay

by Dr. George Bell

“And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both.” Luke 7:42a In this parable found in Luke 7:40-43, we have two men indebted to the same creditor, but were absolutely penniless and could not pay. One man owed 500 pence, while the other owed only 50 pence. One was in debt for […]

He Will Get Us There

by Dr. George Bell

“Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.” Psalm 107:30 All of us are afloat upon the sea of life. If we seek to be the captain of our own fate, we shall experience shipwreck and go over the Niagara of death to our eternal doom. However, […]

Two, Twelve, or Thirty-five?

by Dr. George Bell

“And Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with them. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with odour of the ointment.” John 12:2, 3 In Martha, […]

What Did You Show Them?

by Dr. George Bell

“Then said he, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All that is in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them.” Isaiah 39:4 Hezekiah was a God-fearing king of Judah. He was taken sick with a deadly boil and was told by […]

Alone With God

by Dr. George Bell

“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret.” Matthew 6:6 I’d like to think all Christians pray, but I wonder how many have a “quiet time” when they can be alone with God and not only speak to Him, […]

“Left To Himself”

by Dr. George Bell
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“The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.” Proverbs 29:15 Why is this? “A child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame”. Why does it not say also that some children, when left to themselves, do not always bring their mother to shame? Because of […]