I was today years old when I realized this beloved old children’s song says “troubles of tomorrow” – not troubles of yesterday, or troubles of today, but unknown, uncertain, unfamiliar troubles, fears, and worries of tomorrow. That’s why we love the promises in Romans 8:28 and Romans 8:38 that prove we don’t need to worry about the troubles of tomorrow. Continue reading The troubles of tomorrow
From the earliest pages of the Bible, the footprints and fingerprints of temptation from Satan as the tempter have always been the same. In this study, we aim to examine the temptations instigated by Satan in the light of three categories defined in 1 John 2:16: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of Continue reading The Footprints and Fingerprints of Satan’s Temptations
The Word of God, ever alive and active, is an unending fountain of encouragement and instruction. Today, let us turn our hearts to understanding two profound pathways that lead us to hope: the school of hard knocks and learning from the footsteps of those who have gone before us. Both are illuminated for us in the book of Romans. 1. Continue reading Two pathways to hope (one is a cheat code for life)
Frustration is confusion leaving the mind just as pain is weakness leaving the body. And confusion becomes peace, clarity, and wisdom through emotional, mental, and spiritual exercise; just as weakness becomes strength, endurance, and health through physical exercise. For God is not a God of confusion [akatastasia -: unsettled, unstable, by things being out of control] but of peace [eiréné Continue reading Moving from confusion to peace, clarity, and wisdom through faith
It seems like any minute we will hear the trumpet sound of the upward calling from heaven and ascend to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:17) because we have never before been closer to the end times than we are now. But this is a Christian rapture. Are you ready? [Jesus] said to them, “You are from Continue reading Are you ready for the upward calling?