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 →

Even a Great Holy Man Like the Apostle Paul Admitted He Was a Sinner

These days, there are a significant number of churches who wish to either ignore altogether or diminish the idea that all of us humans are sinners. They prefer the progressive, social justice, or prosperity gospels--falsely teaching that accepting Jesus is just about taking us to a higher level of knowledge and advancement (material or otherwise)... Continue Reading →

Remember Lot’s Wife… So As To Never Become Like Her

She most likely was a woman who was given to compromise. In the end, it was obvious she lacked godly wisdom and knowledge with a rebellious heart against God. I'm talking about Lot's wife, whose bad choices and ungodly mentality led to her shocking, catastrophic demise, being turned into a pillar of salt during the... 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 →

Hard Choices, Some Negative Consequences, But an Abundance of Long Term Benefits

"There are hard decisions to make as a follower of Christ. It's hard sometimes to know that family, friends, occupation, income can be negatively impacted because you choose to follow the Lord and not follow the world. But the good news of that decision is God can meet you there and God can take what... Continue Reading →

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