Thank God for Saints Who Advance Spiritual Maturity

Being thankful to God is something we will always owe him. Thanking him can never reach its full capacity in our lives. It's just suitable, right, and our duty to thank him at all times, in all places for the innumerable blessings he grants us through his unmerited favor to us that we have witnessed,... Continue Reading →

Skills Forged in Hardships, But Used By God’s Holiness

In Exodus 31, the Bible introduces us to two impressive, skillful, and talented men--Bezaleel and Aholiab. Trained to be craftsmen while in the oppressive bondage of Egypt, when God freed them with the rest of Israel, he revealed where all their skill really came from and laid out the higher purpose for why their talents... Continue Reading →

God’s Word, Obedience, and Godly Fear Should Unleash a Spark in Our Spirits

When the Israelite captives returned to Judah to rebuild Jerusalem, for a brief period they worked excitedly and feverishly to get a lot of the construction work done. Then they took their eyes off the Lord and what he told them to do, allowing their enemies, the heathen government, and apathy discourage them from moving... Continue Reading →

Doing Godly Things to Help the Ungrateful Can Still Grant Us God’s Blessings

You can bend over backwards and go to great lengths in making personal sacrifices to help certain people and in the end they can still be so ungrateful. That's what I've seen unfold in the news in the past several weeks as first responders and medical professionals who were hailed as heroes for their good... Continue Reading →

Ministering to the Saints is Godly Work and a Labor of Love

Today when we think of the term "minister" or "to minister" in religious circles, what often comes to mind is the clergy of any church, whether dressed in suits, robes, or casual wear carrying out preaching or teaching or running a program for the congregation. However, in the Bible the word has broader application given... Continue Reading →

Called to Persuade People, Being Mindful of the Ultimate Divine Appointment

Confidence with pure, godly motivations. That's what Paul, his companions in the ministry, and other apostles sought to display as they traveled the world preaching the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is what he explained in 2 Corinthians 5:8-11. These are qualities all believers should shoot for. In the midst of their Holy... Continue Reading →

Humbly Receiving God’s Word Leaves Us In a Pleasant State of Certainty

Among the many lessons that God repeatedly makes clear throughout the Bible is that he wants his people to have confidence and boldness in him and in his word. Having confidence and boldness in him makes us less susceptible to caving in to the many deceptions that fill our world today. People more often than... Continue Reading →

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