Misery and Christian Commitment

by Dr. Harold J. Sala For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.  Psalm 27:5 The eminent psychologist, Joseph Kreisler, said, “If you wish to be miserable, think about yourself and what you want, what you like, […]

The Bible and Guidelines

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”  John 6:68 The story is told of a hiker who constantly became lost when he went into the woods. After several narrow escapes when he had wandered about for several days, his friends tried to dissuade him from […]

Keep On Keeping On

by Dr. Harold J. Sala And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.  2 Thessalonians 3:13 Today’s commentary is dedicated to all of you who have ever fought for a cause that was right, but seemed to fail.  You did your best!  You prayed and stood for what you felt was right, but have been met […]

Who Moved The Cheese?

by Dr. Harold J. Sala He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.” Matthew 16:2-3 “Who […]

Mao and Jesus Christ

by Dr. Harold J. Sala But I tell you: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:44 Mao Tsetung, the revolutionary who founded the Chinese Communist Party, said that “power comes at the end of a gun barrel.”  Whether you revere him or hold him in disgust, you have to admit, Mao was a revolutionary who […]

Cramming For Your Finals

By Dr. Harold J. Sala I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  2 Timothy 4:7 Julia Lake Lellersberger served with her husband in Africa among the lepers for more than 40 years.  Well after the proverbial four-score years, she wrote the following: “At 81 years of age I am taking a […]

What To Look For In A Mate

By Dr. Harold J. Sala For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.  Genesis 2:24 “Keep your eyes open before marriage; half-shut afterwards,” advised Ben Franklin many years ago.  Keeping your eyes open before you are married is pretty good business. The fact is that […]

What’s Your Marriage Worth

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table.  Psalm 128:3 Richard Steel, a first‑year music student at a London college, was standing on the corner waiting for a bus when tragedy struck.  A barrier blocked the path of the bus, so being […]

Sheep And The Shepherd

By Dr. Harold J. Sala May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep.  Hebrews 13:20 Have you ever spent much time around sheep?  The little lambs are cuddly and cute, but the mammas and papas are something else—smelly, obstinate, bull-headed pieces […]

The Dash Of Your Life

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  James 4:14 A little child, accompanying his father to a cemetery, noticed that on most gravestones were two dates separated by a hyphen.  “Daddy,” he asked, “what’s the […]

Eating Together As A Family

By Dr. Harold J. Sala These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Deuteronomy 6:6-7 A 1993 study conducted by Catherine Snow, professor of education at […]

The Living Word

By Dr. Harold J. Sala The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.  Isaiah 40:8 There are some truths that are so profound and meaningful that it becomes intensely painful to really confront them.  The implications are too great, too all-inclusive, too encompassing; so, refusing to confront them, we do one of two […]

Getting The Most Out Of Your Bible Reading

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.  Romans 10:17 When he was imprisoned, realizing that his death was eminent, William Tyndale, convicted of treason and crimes against the Church of England, wrote a letter to the governor-in-chief.  He asked for “a warmer cap, a candle, […]

Read

By Dr. Harold J. Sala When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.  2 Timothy. 4:13 In his book Spiritual Leadership J. Oswald Sanders wrote, “If a man is known by the company he keeps, so also his character is reflected in the books he reads.”  He tells of […]

Louis Braille

By Dr. Harold J. Sala The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.  Luke 4:18, KJV For centuries individuals […]