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 […]

GOD’S GIFT TO MAN

Is it not God’s love that has provided us the many things that sometimes we take for granted? “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10). “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that […]

Ever the Same

“And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art […]

Joy

            “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” (John 15:10-11).             Joy is the inner sense of well-being. It […]

The Good Shepherd

          “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep” (John 10:11-12).             The good Shepherd would […]