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Discovering the Will of God

Discovering the Will of God  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. —Proverbs 3:5-6  We exist to glorify God and to do His will. But how do we know what He wants us to do? […]

Pleasing God

Pleasing God  For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation. —Psalm 149: 4  When we see the pleasure that someone gets from taking a ruined object and making it like new, we are probably getting close to the heart of God. He loves to take lives that have […]

The Bondage of Iniquity

The Bondage of Iniquity  Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.  —Psalm 119:133  A fly— unable to see the trap just ahead— gets itself caught in the spider’s web. At first, it puts up a pretty good struggle. With all the energy it possesses, it thrashes about, looking […]

Wanted: Dead or Alive

Wanted: Dead and Alive  Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way. —Psalm 119:37  It is interesting how charming the vain things of the world can become to us.   God placed Adam and Eve in the garden and said, “Of all of the trees that are in […]

How Close Is the Second Coming of Jesus?

The past year has been a wake-up call for many people. A global pandemic… Riots and social unrest in countless nations… Fractures in the global economy… And now Israel and Hamas at war. Everywhere you look, it seems as though the end is near. Is it? What does the Bible say? Are these signs of […]

What Can I Give to God?

What Can I Give to God?  What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me? —Psalm 116:12  Because they know Mommy loves flowers, our daughters will sometimes go out into our garden and pick flowers for her. They don’t pick carefully. Usually, they haven’t left long enough stems. And more often […]

Satisfaction for the Hungry Soul

Satisfaction for the Hungry Soul  Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,  and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness. Psalm 107:8-9  Have you ever pushed yourself away from the table at Thanksgiving and said, […]

God’s Wonderful World

God’s Wonderful World  O Lord, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all.  The earth is full of Your possessions.  —Psalm 104:24  Overwhelmed by the beauty God has created, the psalmist uses his most picturesque language to try to describe God’s handiwork.   He describes the rain cycle, how God lifts […]

Hearken

Hearken  Today, if you will hear His voice: “Do not harden your hearts…” —Psalm 95:7-8  I have stumbled many times, but each time— I must confess— God spoke to me and warned me before I fell. The problem was, I didn’t heed that warning. I didn’t hearken unto God’s voice.  Sometimes, when God’s voice breaks […]

The Patient God

The Patient God  He who formed the eye, shall He not see? …shall He not correct,  He who teaches man knowledge? —Psalm 94:9-10  Sometimes people take the attitude that God doesn’t see or know when they sin. However, it isn’t ineptness that keeps Him from judging. Nor is it a lack of concern. And it […]

Unite My Heart

Unite My Heart  Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name. —Psalm 86:11  When Jesus was asked, “What is the greatest commandment of all?” He said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all […]

God Is Good

God Is Good  Truly God is good… —Psalm 73:1  Sooner or later, we will each face something we cannot understand. When that happens— when the world around us seems to be falling apart and we feel confused and overwhelmed— it is important to remember this foundational truth: God is good.   Too often, in the […]