Can Silver and Gold Satisfy the Human Heart?

Those who love having an abundance will never be satisfied by obtaining it. “He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance, with increase: this also is vanity…” (Ecclesiastes 5:10). Silver and gold can’t satisfy all the desires of our physical body. If we love silver and gold, we’ll…

Seeking My Sheep

Sheep are gentle creatures, but every shepherd knows how they love to wander at any opportunity. God’s people are compared to sheep throughout His Word. God made us for Himself, intending for us to be His children. He came to gather us into His family to enfold us in His flock through His concern and…

Living the Christian Life

A Christian is “crucified” with Christ—yet by Him we’re able to live! Being crucified with Christ means more than simply dying with Him. It means that, in a spiritual way, we now imitate His death ourself. A special reference to His cross is involved here. Christ bore our sins in His body on the cross, where He destroyed…

Hope for the Weak

For many in this world, their superiority and greatness is mostly based on outward appearances. The way they’re raised and educated, their physical build, and the way they conduct themselves are all judged and weighed by others around them. Multitudes around the globe are passed by as a result, due to their weak stature and…

“Deceiving and Being Deceived”

Truth, evil, deception, the Church, and the Bible  The principal sign that the coming of Christ is near will be religious deception by those claiming to be Christian leaders. Jesus warned that in the days right before His return, we should expect an epidemic of deception [lit. “sweet urgings”], when “…evil men and seducers shall wax…

“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…