By Dr. Harold J. Sala Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.  Ecclesiastes 9:10                                    Some of the world’s most successful […]

Louis Zamperini

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!  2 Corinthians 5:17 Not until he forgave the ones who tortured and abused him, did his nightmares go away!  His name: Louis Zamperini, and from his childhood, he was a tough cookie himself. Here’s the story.  […]

God’s Pockets

By Dr. Harold J. Sala If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!  Luke 11:13 When the family of Pastor Jack Loo immigrated to America, his mother announced that they would no longer speak Czech […]

I Have Finished The Course, 2

By Dr. Harold J. Sala I have finished the course.  2 Timothy 4:7 A man’s last words are always important. At the end of his journey, Paul wrote to Timothy and made three declarations. He said, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  But what does it mean to keep the […]

I Have Finished The Course

By Dr. Harold J. Sala None of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.  Acts 20:24, KJV Running the marathon is not for sissies! It’s a […]

I Have Fought A Good Fight

By Dr. Harold J. Sala These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.  John 16:33, NKJV Life is a battle, and for those who are believers in Jesus Christ, it is spiritual warfare. As John Piper wrote, […]

Peace Be Still

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  John 14:27 It happened long ago when Jesus was ministering to the large crowds which came to hear him teach.  Mark tells us […]

Guidelines for Communication

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Dear friends, even if I myself should come to you talking in some language you don’t understand, how would that help you? But if I speak plainly what God has revealed to me, and tell you the things I know, and what is going to happen, and the great truths of God’s Word–that is what […]

Listening and Understanding, Part 2

by Dr. Harold J. Sala They said, “All right, say ‘Shibboleth.’ If he said, Sibboleth,’ because he could not pronounce the word correctly, they seized him and killed him at the fords of the Jordan.” Judges 12:6 Effective communication is the mutual exchange of ideas, thoughts, attitudes, information, and feelings, and the important word is mutual.  It isn’t hurling words […]

Listening and Understanding, Part 1

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank.  Genesis 26:30 A certain high school teacher introduced a course entitled, “Home Ec for Boys!”  Nobody touched it.  So she changed the course title to, “Bachelor Living for Men,” and the enrollment quickly filled up.  Same stuff‑‑cooking, sewing, and washing.  It was what […]

Guidelines 51st Anniversary

by Dr. Harold J. Sala So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.  Matthew 19:6 Fifty-one years ago today, the first Guidelines commentary was released over radio KFSG in Los Angeles. I had just produced a week of programming using an Electrovoice 664 microphone plugged into a used—very used—Ampex 350 […]

The No-Faulters

by Dr. Harold J. Sala The soul who sins is the one who will die.  Ezekiel 18:20 Since the days of Adam, who explained, “She took of the fruit and I did eat,” we have avoided accepting responsibility for our actions.  It is always easier to blame the other guy‑‑or just to believe that we are victims of circumstances‑‑rather than […]

Prophecy and the Coming of Jesus Christ

by Dr. Harold J. Sala For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.  2 Peter 1:21 In 1983, one of my favorite authors, James Michener, wrote a book entitled, Poland.  Actually, I think it’s one of Michener’s best works.  But what most impressed […]

Jesus And Femininity

By Dr. Harold J. Sala O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.  Matthew 23:37 Dr. Bob Jones, Sr., the founder of the university I attended, used to carry a […]

Tough But Not Crazy

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Blessed are those whose strength is in you…. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.  Psalm 84:5, 7 When a Canadian psychiatrist went to see Amy Carmichael in India, the doctor expected to find an interesting case study of a neurotic old lady.  Says biographer Elisabeth Elliot, “Five minutes […]