It Will All Work Out

Romans 8:28 – “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” What a marvelous passage!  There was a day when I believed this was Bible proof that if I acted like a good Christian I would soon be driving my dream car, a …

What’s Your Worth?

The feeling that someone wants you, somebody loves you, is the richest feeling of all. Knowing that we are wanted and needed brings a sense of value and purpose. The unhappiest people are those who do not know their true worth, because nobody values them. The world is sick because people have rejected the Creator who values His creation. Instead …

What Legacy Will You Leave?

Most people want to do something that will leave a legacy.  We want our lives to be remembered for something greater than ourselves.  Some seek to leave a legacy, or become memorialized, by donating enough funds to have their name on a building.  Others seek to publish great works that will last through the ages.  Many want to accomplish some …

Follow The Instructions!

Proverbs 12:1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. When I read verses in Proverbs about instruction, I think back to a time I had to assemble a bicycle. As any man will attest, following instructions is not in our DNA. Solomon gives us a picture of one who loves instruction and another who hates …

God’s Way or the world’s way?

Moses in his final warnings to the nation of Israel explained to them in Deuteronomy 11:10-17 the need for obedience in order to ensure God’s blessing.  Specifically in this passage God through Moses is speaking to the Israelites about the necessity of rain for their crops in the Promised Land.  The rain they needed would only come as they were …

More Pie In The Sky

In my previous blog I likened advertising to “pie in the sky” because it offers fulfillment always in an ideal imaginary future.  Not surprisingly, temptation works in the same way. Its power lies more in fantasy than in fulfillment. Its force is less in reality than in daydreams where the pursuit of emotional or material pleasures and possessions becomes an …