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Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come  For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne […]

An Invitation

An Invitation  Come, my beloved… let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine has budded, whether the grape blossoms are open, and the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love.  —Song of Solomon 7: 11-12  Desiring intimacy with him, Solomon’s bride issues an invitation to […]

His Banner of Love

His Banner of Love  He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. —Song of Solomon 2: 4  During a courtship, we usually try hard to hide the truth about ourselves, for we are afraid if the other person knew the truth, they wouldn’t love us anymore. We want them […]

Sow

Sow  He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.  —Ecclesiastes 11:4  Everything we do in life involves risks and difficulties. For the most part, we don’t let potential risks stop us from achieving our goals. We see those risks as challenges— and we forge ahead. If […]

Who Knows?

Who Knows?  For who knows what is good for man in life,  all the days of his vain life which he passes like a shadow? —Ecclesiastes 6:12  Life is short, life is uncertain, and a life lived after the flesh is unfulfilling. This much we know. But after that, we don’t know much.   If […]

Life in the Son

Life in the Son  I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed,  all is vanity and grasping for the wind.  —Ecclesiastes 1:14  Solomon lived for knowledge, pleasure, wealth, power, and fame— but at the end of his life, all that remained was frustration, emptiness, and an unsatisfied heart.   […]

Tomorrow’s Uncertainty

Tomorrow’s Uncertainty  Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.  —Proverbs 27:1  We don’t know a lot about the future, but we do know one thing: it is uncertain.  The Christian, however, actually knows something else.  The Christian knows that no matter what tomorrow brings, God will […]

The Fear of the Lord

The Fear of the Lord  Do not let your heart envy sinners, but be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day…  —Proverbs 23:17  Satan always paints the life of sin as exciting and enjoyable. If you take that picture at face value, it is easy to envy those engaged in the pleasures […]

The Perfect Friend

The Perfect Friend  A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. —Proverbs 18: 24  We are not always lovable. That is because we are prone to mood cycles. I might be lovable one moment, and quite the opposite the next.   **A good […]

Our Strong Tower

Our Strong Tower  The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous run to it and are safe.   —Proverbs 18:10  In ancient times, people built high towers along the walls that surrounded their cities. From these towers, a person could see for a long distance and could easily spot approaching enemies. When warfare […]

The Wrong Way

The Wrong Way  There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.  —Proverbs 14: 12  Ultimately, there are only two destinations in life. You are either on the path that leads you to heaven or you are on the path that leads you to hell.   […]

The Way of the Righteous

The Way of the Righteous  In the way of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death. —Proverbs 12:28  In order that we might know what it is to be righteous, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. The first four commandments declared what it took to be right with God. The next […]