THE RADIANCE OF GOD’S LOVE

When I awoke this morning, the sun was shining as brightly as ever, but its light was filtered. Its presence was there, but its intense warmth was being hindered by the atmosphere. That is how God’s love is. It is there. It radiates. But sometimes, its warmth barely penetrates through the cold atmosphere of my […]

WHAT IS GAIN?

Based on 1 Timothy 6. “The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all” (Prov. 22:2). The rich and poor of many cultures populate the countries of the world. The common people in some countries are quite satisfied when they have food and clothing. At the same time, people of […]

THE WATCHFUL CHRISTIAN

The second coming of Christ is one of the prevailing themes of the New Testament, and the encouragement to be faithful is a common thread throughout the letters of the apostle Paul. “Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, […]

THE NECESSITY OF GOD’S REFINING FIRE

Man fell from his first state of bliss and communion with God through transgression. His disobedience to God left him powerless and without means to correct himself. God’s promise of a Redeemer became man’s only hope for salvation. Unless God works the miracle of regeneration in our hearts through Christ, we are eternally judged as […]

THE CHRISTIAN FATHER’S VISION

Natural vision is a highly valuable gift that God has given to His creation. Good vision enables one to see and appreciate the natural blessings around us. It gives man the opportunity to understand the needs of those around him and to carry out plans in order to help with those needs. Vision helps us […]

THIRSTING FOR GOD’S WORD

The Word of God should bring joy to a Christian (1 John 1:4). If we study the Word only out of duty and are not moved and inspired by its contents, we will miss the blessings God wants to give His people. We must ask the Lord for help to identify and remove whatever hinders […]

THE GARMENTS WE WEAR

Garments are often mentioned in the Scriptures and, in many cases, seem to indicate a person’s spiritual nature as it is seen by God and man. Our physical clothing is observed by others and represents something of our self-perception or the image we wish to portray. Each individual reveals himself to God and the world […]

THE TENDER LOVE OF GOD

Based on Hosea 2:19-23; 6:1-3; 11:1-4; 14:4-7. The Bible tells us that God is love, but we do not completely comprehend this great truth. Our finite minds cannot fully grasp all that God has done for us in Christ Jesus. He expressed unfathomable love for us, “in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died […]

GOD’S PART, MAN’S PART

The functions of grace and obedience in the plan of salvation are not clearly defined in the minds of all Christians. Some believe that salvation is given freely, without conditions, to all who believe in Jesus. They say that obedience has nothing to do with salvation. Others believe there are conditions that man must meet […]

PRIDE GOES BEFORE A FALL

Based on Esther, chapters 5, 6, and 7. The most outstanding characteristic of the devil is pride. It was first revealed in heaven when Lucifer said, “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God . . . I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will […]