Religion Never Gives Hope Like Jesus

If you’re trying to get through a time of trouble, don’t bother turning to manmade laws, routines or, especially, “religion” for help. “Religion” spares man the effort of thinking spiritual matters through and checking them out, which is a lazy spiritual condition or attitude. But there’s no basis in the Bible for an attitude like…

Seek Joy, Not Happiness

God created us so we could live a life that pleases Him. The life of man relates to God because “…in Him we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28). This responsibility is not a difficult one. If we’ll just live for God, who knows what marvelous things might happen in our life…

God’s Provision

Let’s take a look at the book of Numbers: “And the people spake against God and said unto Moses…there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread [manna]” (Numbers 21:5). What were they doing? “Murmuring and complaining.” Obviously, God didn’t like that, because He sent fiery serpents that bit the people and many…

By Faith the Righteous Will Triumph

The final end of the wicked and the righteous will be quite different. The Lord has made upright people righteous (right in His eyes) by blotting their sins out and pouring new life into their heart by His Holy Spirit. The Lord’s grace will assist them continually, until they’re finally brought into His kingdom, and…

God’s Grace, Love, and Joy

We all start out in life as strangers to God and His grace. “Grace” means God’s goodness granted to undeserving people. As we begin to experience God’s loving mercy, we’re able to learn to trust Him more each day to see us through all our trials. Then His grace will be able to shine forth…

Our Faith, Our Heart, His Love

Do you know what makes somebody stand out before God? Some think it’s money, some intellect, some power, etc. But none of these are what God primarily notices in us—it’s our heart He’s looking at. Every one of us starts out as a lost sinner, yet God still loves us. But we can’t make it…

“Give Us Help From Trouble”

If we are believers in God, then we’ll certainly meet difficulties in our life that we don’t know how to handle. What can we do about them? Looking to man to help us will serve no purpose, because our real source of help comes from God alone. “Give us help from trouble: for vain is…

Changing Your Destiny for Eternity

God has a destiny for our life that He wants us to carry out, but each of us will determine the details of how we’ll do it. What we’ve decided to believe, along with the way we behave now, will ultimately decide our destiny for all of eternity.  There isn’t any other human being who…

We Need to Hear the Voice of the Shepherd

Sheep know which flock they belong to, and which shepherd is their shepherd. Over time, they link the sound of the voice of the shepherd with the benefits he provides for them. Whenever they hear that voice, they’ll respond at once, knowing that he’s their own master. They aren’t content until they recognize their master’s…

The Greatest Gift of All

When a gift-giving occasion arises, we want to give the ones we really love a gift to express our feelings for them. The Bible tells that, “We love [God], because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19), but love like this is not the kind of love we would have on our own. We’re only…