Is it evil to have money? To answer this question, I will pose still another question. Can good come from having money? If you answered yes, we are in agreement. Wealth and riches can be used to bless others and glorify God. However, our motive and attitude toward money is something we should all take a moment to examine.
“The Lord makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up. He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set them among princes and make them inherit the throne of glory.” 1 Samuel 2:7-8a (… READ MORE
Peace is freedom from all disturbances. Peace is a calm assurance despite the circumstances we face. Tranquility permeates our inner man when we are at peace. Serenity fills the gaps gouged out by adversity. A state of peace forces anxiety to flee and commands worry to retreat. God is our peace.
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from … READ MORE
The Lost and Prodigals Are Never Beyond Hope
Nothing is impossible for God. So why, when adversity strikes, do we struggle with worry and fear? Our creator, the Creator of the Universe, has promised to be our refuge, our strength, and our help.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 (NKJV)
With faith, we remember who is in control. Faith acknowledges that God holds the reins in our spiritual race and that all things work together for the good of those who love Him.
“The mind of man plans his way, bu… READ MORE
A person’s perspective is an attitude and viewpoint. It can be positive or negative. A positive perspective sees the good in even the most painful and darkest of circumstances. A negative perspective will eventually lead to a hard heart, a root of bitterness, and a stagnant spiritual walk.
Perspective is an understanding that events, people, and circumstances are interrelated, and a positive perspective means we have the ability to see things from a larger frame of reference. A positive perspective means we are looking through … READ MORE
How marvelous are the ways of God! What a merciful and gracious King we serve! Although we face challenges and tests every day, we still have a new beginning to look forward to at the end of each day. A new start begins with the sunrise. God is limitless in His love and mercy. He knows our frame and understands how important it is for us to have hope. New beginnings provide that hope.
“Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations … READ MORE
For 281 years, the Israelite’s vacillated in their faithful worship of God. Upon entering the Promised Land, and Joshua’s passing, the Israelites forsook God and served the Baals of the Canaanites and Asherites. The book of Judges tells all about this dark time. A sad cycle of turning from God, doing evil, suffering, then repenting and returning to the Lord, validates how merciful and loving our God really is. God’s chosen people had a very short memory.
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When the Virgin Mary gave birth to the Son of Man she named her child Jesus, as instructed by the angel Gabriel. Jesus is Yahushua, which means “Yah is Salvation.”
Jesus came to save the lost. He is our salvation since we have forgiveness of sin and a restored relationship with God through His death and resurrection.
“’And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.’ So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: … READ MORE
What does the Bible teach us about grumbling and complaining? The Greek meaning of the word complainer means, “one who is discontented with his lot in life.” The first complainer was the very first man, Adam. After he sinned in the Garden of Eden, he complained to God that Eve was the reason for his disobedience.
“Then the man said, ‘The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.’”
Complaining is a part of human nature, that is, our sin nature. There is a long list of complaints throughout the Wo… READ MORE
When life is chaotic, painful, or full of uncertainty, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Exhaustion wears a person down, both physically and spiritually. And without time in the Word, depression is certain to knock on our door. It takes both physical and spiritual strength to weather a storm, and we require nourishment to persevere a lengthy or intense battle.
Without spiritual manna, the devil can easily establish footholds in our walk with Christ. Footholds are often secured when we doubt the goodness and faithfulness of God. Is G… READ MORE
The Bible never explicitly says that worry is sinful, however, we can conclude this based on Scripture. Most worry, or anxiety, is a failure to trust God. The fact that God sent His only son to die for our sins, in order to restore fellowship between Creator and His creation, is proof of His powerful love for mankind.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 (NKJV)
The Bible is God’s living Word. When we doubt the many prom… READ MORE