The Bible teaches election. It also teaches free grace.
There’s only one verse in the book of Job that tells us about his wife, and sadly it does not put her in a good light: “Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Curse God, and die.” Job 2:9 But think of it from her perspective. Every loss that Job … Continue reading When Trials Cause Doubt
You know those indecisive squirrels you see in the middle of the road? They get halfway across the street and then when they see a car coming, they panic and don't know which way to go? Their inaction often turns them from indecisive squirrels and into flat ones. Exodus 14:13-16 tells us of a potential … Continue reading Don’t be a flat squirrel!
I mentioned before that I used to serve as a worker in a faith-based addiction recovery program. One of the verses we all had to memorize was Luke 9:23… “And he said to them all, ‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.’” … Continue reading As basic as reading and writing
I know that goes without saying. It’s “Captain Obvious” obvious. The sun is out every day, even when there’s clouds. Any elementary school child knows this. As believers, however, we often put more faith in the reliability of the sun than we do in the reliability of God. We have a head knowledge of His … Continue reading The sun will come out tomorrow
David said, “Help, Lord,” (Psalm 12:1); King Jehoshaphat said, “Neither know we what to do” (2 Chronicles 20:12); Peter said, “Lord, save me” (Matthew 14:30); and I say, “God, we’re lost, and we don’t know what to do. Please help us.” Yesterday, Sunday – Father’s Day, I spent the day under good preaching, surrounded by … Continue reading Help, Lord. Just help.
On D-Day, after the Allied forces were finally able to overcome the German defenses on the beaches, there was a general pause on the part of the Allied troops. Units had been broken up so badly, and the fighting had been so intense, the troops needed time to gather themselves. There were other objectives that … Continue reading Hey, would you take a selfie of me?
Jehoshaphat was a king of Judah. His name means “Jehovah judges,” and he did his best to live up to that name. During his reign he brought about many reforms. He set judges over the people, men appointed to judge civil cases, and set them on notice: 2 Chronicles 19:6-7(6) And said to the judges, … Continue reading Tie a knot in your rope and hang on!
Photo by: unsplash-logoQuino Al If you have ever looked at an Old Testament map depicting the lands at the time of men like Joshua or David what is striking is where God chose to put Israel. It was (and still is) not a safe place. Economically, it was a great place. There were major powers … Continue reading Vulnerable Yet Enviable
If you’ve ever grown anything from seeds, you know that a good seed packet always comes with growing instructions so that you can successfully grow those seeds. On the seed packet pictured here, we are given some very important truths. First, it tells us what these seeds are: carrots. It's important to know. Because if … Continue reading Seed Packet Truths