INTEGRITY

“Integrity” occurs sixteen times in the King James Version of the Bible, and all of them are in the Old Testament. It is used to describe an adherence to moral and ethical principles and embodies the concept of being whole or complete. It is not exclusively for the wise and noble; the writer of the […]

PANTING AFTER THE WATERBROOKS

“As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God” (Ps. 42:1-2). Let us take a look at this verse and compare it to ourselves, our lives. God has made the human family to be creatures of choice with the […]

PRECIOUS JESUS

Referring to Jesus, Peter told the early believers, “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory” (1 Pet. 1:8). A little later in the same book, he wrote, “Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I […]

COPING WITH UNCHANGEABLE ISSUES IN LIFE

In the normal course of life, everybody will face some undesirable things that cannot be changed. These unchangeable things show up in many different ways and in a wide variety of circumstances. Life is not dealt out equally among humanity, but everyone will eventually face some unpleasant things that cannot be changed. Struggles with this […]

A DREAM OF LIFE BEYOND EARTH LIFE

Sometimes cares and the busyness of life tend to overtake and dull our Christian lives. Then God needs to reach down to help us get the right perspective again. Such seemed to have been the case for me—there was so much I needed to get done, and so much I wanted to get done every […]

THAT GREAT SHEPHERD OF THE SHEEP

“The God of peace…brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant” (Heb. 13:20). The eternal Son of God is given many titles throughout the Bible, but the one that gives us great assurance is that He is the Great Shepherd of the […]

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught that when someone strikes your cheek, you should turn your other cheek to him as well. If you are sued for your coat, you should give your cloak too. Jesus told us to love our enemies, to do good to those who hate us, and to pray […]

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, […]