One of the points of the Old Testament is to draw a very stark contrast between the sinfulness of man and the saving power of God in regard to rescuing men out of oppressing situations that were the result of their disobedience to Him. The book of Judges has a number of such accounts, and there are many spiritual lessons to learn from them.
The epistle of James is definitely a hard-hitting book of the Holy Bible. However, as we near the end of this letter written by James by the direction of the Holy Spirit, we come across a number of encouragements, one of which is having patience.
No matter who we are, whether we consider ourselves the best of people or the lowest of all, we all stand in need of the forgiveness of God based upon the eradication of our error. While this can never be achieved in ourselves, God has made a living Way for us to do so.
Every aspect of the suffering and death of Christ has a lesson to tell us. Let us consider the woven crown of thorns that was fashioned for our Savior, the King of Kings.
Our mind is an important gift that God has given to us. It is often attacked from without and from within. It is up to us, by the grace of God, to keep it under control.
Most people that call themselves Christians know about the Passover story in the Book of Exodus. How does that passage apply to us today?
Most times when we read about David he is doing something correct in the eyes of God. Even so, from time to time trouble would come into his life that he did not ask for.
You might have noticed that some true Christians really appear to “have it all together." They are at peace and are active in the kingdom of God. Others might not be. Basically it is a growing process for all disciples of Christ. But a blessed state of being is possible for any disciple.
He became king at eight years old, and the realm that became his was infested with sin.
(BPT) – The holiday season is upon us, and as you prepare to enjoy all the wonderful things associated with this time of year, don’t forget to keep child safety top of mind so the entire family has a jolly holiday.