A New Radiance Among Men

On the border of Bethlehem, there was an area where shepherds could be found out in their fields “keeping watch over their flocks by night” (Luke 2:8). One particular night, the glory of the Lord suddenly came and shone round about them as heavenly angelic hosts came upon them with an announcement originating from the…

The Paradox of Dying With Christ

To be crucified with Christ is more than just dying with Him. It concerns the manner in which we follow the example of His death in a spiritual way. He bore our sins in His body on the Cross, so that we would not have to die for our sins ourselves. Now Christians are able, through…

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…

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…

Living in Fellowship with God

It has always been God’s desire to have a relationship in fellowship with His people. The work we do for Him has its own value, but our companionship and relationship we enjoy with Him is more important. There is no way to make our standing with God better because it is already at its best…

Glory in the Savior

We need to understand this truth about the beloved Son of the heavenly Father, Jesus Christ. He couldn’t go back to Heaven and its glory until He had given Himself over to die on the Cross. Once this truth unfolds in our mind, it will help us understand how impossible it is for us to…

He Went Out of His Way

The man was sitting beside a small, recently fallen, tree near the woods at the edge of town. His hand gripped his chest constantly and a grimace showed on his face. He was obviously in great pain. His other hand rose occasionally, feebly waving in an attempt to motion for help. A woman sat nearby,…

How Are You Able to Face Tomorrow?

A line in a song says, “Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.” But how can we face tomorrow with all of the burdens that are continually landing on our doorstep? For some, these burdens are the thought of their employer threatening to fire them, or of an eviction notice served recently. Others may be…

Look Up to Me

The young woman ran wildly among the trees near the shore of the island in a frenzied attempt to escape a pack of wild dogs chasing her. After making a sharp turn to the left, she suddenly slipped into a patch of quicksand. The dogs picked up a new scent along the way, thankfully, and…

“God Is For Me”

How often do we go through our walk with the Lord, thinking that there is no place where we feel like our enemies would not gladly engulf us? It seems as if every time we turn around, a new hurdle, hindrance, or attack comes against us. In some instances, even what we say is twisted…