Out of all the scenarios of life, loneliness is one of the worst for some to endure. Without interaction with others, the mental state of man can deteriorate over time. It should not surprise us then that God knows the need for man not to be alone. Moses wrote, “And the LORD God said, It
The issue of faith is of supreme importance. The writer of Hebrews stated, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Heb. 11:6). To support this truth, the Hebrews writer used
One of the joys of studying the Bible is that we get to see prophecies fulfilled. By studying the Old Testament, we are able to learn of people and things that were foretold before their actual establishments. Take for instance the following prophecies: “And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying,
Let me ask some serious questions! How do you envision the congregation where you worship in ten years? Do you think that the number of members will be more or less than now? What about young people? Do you think that there will be any youth that are interested in learning and obeying God’s Word?
Have you ever been so exasperated that you felt like you could not take anymore? Perhaps you even thought that no one had ever gone through what you were enduring. From a spiritual perspective, maybe you felt as if you were dealing with more temptations than anyone else. Without minimizing the issues of your life,
I imagine that many readers of this article are disappointed and disgusted with the embracing of sin in our society. We might even be tempted to believe that things are worse now than in times before. However, we might be wrong in our thinking. Take for instance the first century A.D. There were numerous sinful
Many years ago, when the Israelite people were still under the Law of Moses, God, through the prophet Micah, asked some interesting questions. “O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? testify against me” (Micah 6:3). As it is put in the preceding verse, “…the LORD hath a
From the outset, let me establish that being rich is not in and of itself sinful. On the contrary, having wealth can be a great asset in working for the Lord. Take Abram of old as an example. The man that most of us probably call Abraham was wealthy, but that did not mean that
How wonderful and encouraging it is when a person makes the choice to become a Christian. That person has come to a decision that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Also, that person has decided to change his thinking and his life. He is so confident in his faith that he will verbally
It is not unusual that each year will have it’s number of storms. Whether it be tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, etc. we can be sure that with time, they will come. However, not all “storms” are the same. True, there are natural storms that rage and bring destruction, but what about the “storms” of everyday life?