There are times when God commands us to separate from people or activities. If you are not a fan of solitude, this can be an intimidating request. God’s purpose in separating us is not always revealed immediately but we can be certain that it is for our benefit. Spiritual growth is intricately linked to our obedience in heeding God’s instruction.
About 100 years after the reign of King David, the evil King Ahab rule… Read More
Why did God create man? He did not need us. It was not because He was lonely. Long before we were here, God already had “company” with His Son and the Holy Spirit (Let us make man in our own image. Genesis 1:26a). Despite this fact, God chose to create us out of His great love. According to 1 John 4:8, ”God is love.” Because of His boundless love, He made us so we can enjoy all that He is and all that He has done.… Read More
Is it wrong to question God? Should mankind, limited in knowledge and understanding, object to an all- knowing God? The key to this question lies within our attitude. We must always be mindful of our position. We are the children and creation of Father God.
“Do not be rash with your mouth, and let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven, and you on earth; Therefore let your words be few.” … Read More
Our every step in life is the subject of divine decree. And though a man will plan out his course, it is God who ultimately directs his steps.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.” Psalm 37:23 (NKJV)
“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)
As parents, we are pleased with each tottering footstep made by our children. We … Read More
If you speak words in haste, trouble will not be far behind. Consider the story of Jephthah in Judges 11:30-40. It is a solemn reminder not to uttered vows in haste.
“Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.” Proverbs 29:20 (NKJV)
The elders of Gilead asked Jephthah to lead them in a war against the Ammonites who had made war with Israel. This brave leader of robbers had but one chil… Read More
God did not hand Adam and Eve a parenting book explaining how they should raise their children. He did say, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth,” so God certainly wanted them to procreate. The very first man and woman had the perfect role model for parenting but they also had to learn how to raise their children through trial and error.
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and … Read More