Be On Guard • 2 Timothy 1:14

Be On Guard • 2 Timothy 1:14

If you would have asked me two weeks ago what 1 and 2 Timothy were about I would have said, they’re the pastoral epistles, they’re about being a pastor and church leadership. Now that’s still true, but there’s something else in them. They’re about being on guard and standing your ground. “Guard, through the Holy […]

Be Humble like Jesus! • Matthew 23:12

Be Humble like Jesus! • Matthew 23:12

Two types of people exist: those that are humble who shall be lifted up, and those that are proud who shall be humbled (Matthew 23:12). God opposes the proud and He gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). Humility is a most notable quality that a believer ought to have, while arrogance is the worst. […]

The Standards of Salvation • Revelation 1:6

The Standards of Salvation • Revelation 1:6

“…has made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father.…” Jesus is so amazing, while we were still sinners and enemies of God, Jesus came down to die for us giving us a way to be saved. Once we accept His gift of salvation, we’re now adopted and brought into the kingdom and family […]

Close to the LORD = Far from Sin • Exodus 32

Close to the LORD = Far from Sin • Exodus 32

ou’ve probably heard this adage before, “the closer you are to the Lord the further you are from sin.” It works the other way around too. The closer you are to sin the further you are from the Lord. We see this played out in Exodus 32. The majority of the Israelites asked Aaron to […]

Is There Grass On Your Path • 1 Peter 4:7

Is There Grass On Your Path • 1 Peter 4:7

There was a tribe of early African believers, who were earnest and regular in private devotions. Each one had a separate pathway leading to their private spot in the thicket where he would daily pour out his heart to God. Over time, these paths became well worn. As a result, if one of them began […]

Ask For Help! • Psalm 119:173, 175

Ask For Help! • Psalm 119:173, 175

Psalm 119 is truly a masterpiece of literature. In this, the longest Psalm of the Bible, the focus is God and His Word. Like a skilled technician, I would think that the writer would be so familiar with God and His Word, especially after such labor-some studying and writing to complete this Psalm, that he […]

True Repentance • Luke 3:8

True Repentance • Luke 3:8

“…Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance…” The definition for repentance is “to feel sorrow for one’s sin and make up one’s mind to do what is right.” So often I feel sadness because of the effects of my sin, I get caught or my life becomes more difficult because I am not living according […]

The Responsibility of True Riches • Luke 16:10-13

The Responsibility of True Riches • Luke 16:10-13

You may have heard the phrase, “money makes the world go round.” In some sense, this is true. It seems that to get ahead in life, and to get things done in this world, you need money. There are things that are more valuable than money though, like your time and your health. You can’t […]

Turn From Wickedness and Live • Ezekiel 18:21-32

Turn From Wickedness and Live • Ezekiel 18:21-32

Can God ever forgive me despite all the wicked and evil things which I have done? This is a trustworthy saying, worthy of full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners and to save even the worst of sinners (1 Timothy 1:15). The LORD God takes no pleasure in seeing wicked people die. God […]