War and Trouble Will Come But the End is Not Yet

“Wars and rumors of wars” have always been. Since the time of Christ, this planet has had thirteen years of war for every year of peace. As time goes on, we’re going to hear more about “wars and rumors of wars,” but we who belong to God should not allow ourselves to be excessively distressed about such news….

Are You Sleeping on the Outside of Your Heart?

Earthquakes are an interesting phenomenon. They come and go as the earth’s crust shifts around on its molten core. Their intensity varies from tiny tremors that barely register on measuring equipment to a full blown rupture that destroys whole cities or reshapes the countryside. Most earthquakes are not a single event, like a hurricane or…

Just One Offense Ends a Victory Streak

How often do we encounter a period in our life where we are moving along very much victorious over the problems that come our way, when the bottom suddenly seems to fall out and we fail miserably? No matter what we do, the latest situation that has arisen leaves us defeated and baffled. We call…

Fear, Uncertainty, and the Future of the Human Race

The world we live in today seems radically different from the world of thousands of years ago. We regularly hear of uprisings, terror, instability, violence, natural disasters, famine, plagues and disease, death, conspiracies, and more. When we look back over time, it seems that so much back then appeared better than the present time, and…

A Little Sediment Can Block A Whole River

The accumulation of a little bit of silt is all it takes to hinder or even halt traffic moving along a river. It can build up like a dam and restrict the flow of the water to the point where it starts to fill up and form a lake. While the effect is most noticeable…

What Cloud Are You Under?

When God brought the children of Israel out of the bondage of Egypt into the wilderness, He led them in a rather unconventional way. “…the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to…

“Physicians of No Value”

Imagine going to a medical facility, and after multiple doctors and nurses stare at you and ask a lot of general, unrelated questions, they immediately come to a conclusion about what your ailment must be. They have taken no tests, and never made any specific diagnosis of your body, externally or internally. No inquiry was…

Some Examples on How to Fail God

The only place we should look when we want to know how to succeed is the Bible. But do you know that it also gives many instances concerning how to fail? It’s true! God actually wants us to understand how to fail. Look at the following examples. Right at the beginning of the human race,…

A Plan Where Preconditions Are Accepted

Today, health insurance coverage is the rage among individuals and governments alike. Many believe that they need it so that they can receive treatment of whatever condition or malady that may occur in their life without having the enormous financial burden that would follow. Since healthcare costs continue to rise, the demand for insurance continues…

Is Your Sorrow over Sin Leading to Death or Life?

At any given moment, there is someone who has done something wrong throughout the world. Whether the offense was a minor or major one, if that person was caught, or the error was exposed, he or she experienced some kind of sorrow. For most people, feelings of anguish only arise when the byproducts of their…