“Arise and Go”

When we were children, how often did our parents tell us to do something, and we didn’t obey—because we didn’t consider it necessary or important? A teacher might have asked us to accomplish a particular task, but we reluctantly dragged our feet instead, and, ultimately, never completed it. Later on in our life, an employer…

The Storm Before the Calm

The setting evening sun created a soft, orange glow along the silhouette of a cloud formation on the horizon. In the far distance, stormy darkened skies began to appear in the port anchorage area of the lengthy, shallow shoreline. A well-secured fleet of weather-beaten fishing vessels rested on their mooring lines. But one anchorage spot…

Our Past, Present, and Future With God

Satan is a fallen angel who led a revolt to take over the throne of God long ago in eternity past. Yet Satan failed in his attempt back then, and he’ll also fail when he tries again in the future. Every one of us must decide which plan and purpose we’ll follow—Satan’s or God’s, no…

Enjoying True Riches Forever

Money itself is not evil, nor is it good. It all depends on what our attitude is toward it. How people spend or use money is the problem with the world. Evil concerning money all comes back to the love of money, which is greed. And greed is the reason the world is such a mess…

The Steps to Take on Our Way to God

All roads lead to the same God, the world tells us. But the truth is that there’s only one road, only one right path leading to the one, true God. How can we know what path to take to get there? “Ask for the old paths,” the Bible says. The “old path” is the blood…

Who Designs Our Destiny?

Gethsemane is where we see the agony that Jesus, the Son of God, went through as He fulfilled His destiny to be the Savior of the world. God pulled the veil aside so that we could see what a great price had to be paid to make it possible for us become His sons and…

Satisfying the Human Heart

Today, it seems like it’s all about me, what’s mine, what will satisfy me. Whatever is ‘new’ always appeals to us, because our heart is never satisfied. We are so inclined to look for satisfaction in ourselves! Yet, the moment we do, we have chosen the path to ruin. The things of this world will…

A Power Greater Than the Devil

Whenever we purposely stop depending on God’s Holy Spirit to help us stand against being tempted to sin, and then turn around and deliberately make plans to sin, we leave ourselves exposed to possible attacks, or even control, by Satan. It is not just our actions that he attacks—our motivation is under attack as well….

Be Not Deceived

We live in a world today that is full of deceivers. The only way we can avoid being misled by them is by paying attention to the advice of Christ. He stated in advance what signs will arrive before His coming. The first would be an increase in false prophets and false Christs. “…He said,…

Godly Jealousy

The Apostle Paul was used of God to help the Corinthians believe in Christ, and also to unite with Him to become one as a husband and wife are one (see Ephesians 5:23-25). He was the messenger of God who had “espoused them to one husband” when he led them to Christ. This was when they were…