God chose many people that were not always enthusiastic to carry out His plans. Often these doubters failed to see His design for them because they believed more in their own shortcomings or decisions than in His great power. But God, in His time, showed all of them His way. That lead to their eventual willingness to place all trust in God, birthing their significant roles in the history of Christ.Continue reading →
There is no one else we can always count on. God is consistently with us. God knows our thoughts, words and deeds. He gives us knowledge to choose right, yet – God is the One who knows the future wrongness of our choices. Through all of this… He still loves us.
Israel’s prophets said and did what God told them to do.
LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, “Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did them no good. Do people make their own gods? Yes, but they are not gods!”
The Bible offers us many courageous and faithful men and women, with stories of their dedication and love for God. With respect to all the worldly awards going on around us today, I would like those who read this blog to consider awards for people of the Bible. Here are my nominations in the following seven categories from the Old Testament: Continue reading →
Job was a wealthy man of God. He was upright and blameless, often offering to the LORD, sacrifices for his children just in case they “cursed God in their hearts.” The Bible then tells us one day, as satan roamed back and forth on earth, the LORD mentioned to satan that Job “fears God and shuns evil.” Continue reading →
Using the name Jesus, to express contempt, ill feelings or false glory, is immoral and God said no one will go unpunished. But the Good News is, because we believe in the meaning of the name Jesus, we can ask God for forgiveness. The name Jesus comes from Greek for Joshua, which means God is salvation.
THE STORY chapter # 18 (My home church is participating in the study of THE STORY – The Bible As One Continuing Story Of God And His People. Foreword by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee. Each week, my Thursday post focuses on our current … Continue reading →