The Bible has many warnings not to harden your hearts because it is possible to harden your hearts through sin, unbelief, and disobedience.. The LORD says, “Don’t harden your hearts as Israel did at Meribah, as they did at Massah in the wilderness. For there your ancestors tested and tried my patience, even though they saw everything I did. For Continue reading Do not harden your hearts (Hebrews 3; Psalm 95)
I worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. What does that mean? Who were they and why did he care about them? Why are they important to him and to Christians today? Here is a chronological review of the scriptures to help you grow in grace and knowledge (2 Peter 3:18). God called Abram to leave his country and Continue reading Chronological study of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
Christlike people follow Jesus’s example. Here are 7 things Jesus did for us that we need to do for others: love, live, die, intercede, forgive, restore, and encourage. Submit yourself to Jesus Christ and let him transform you into a Christlike person. God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and for godliness. This power was given Continue reading 7 Christlike behaviors we need to follow Jesus’s example
Intercession is different than supplications, prayers, thanksgivings, advocating, and mediating. It is the opposite of sin missing the mark of God’s will (The controversy of sin). Intercession paints the word picture of guiding the believer to hit the bullseye of God’s will. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all Continue reading What is intercession, interceding, and intercessory prayer?
God told Habakkuk the just shall live by faith, which answered a lament to God about evil and injustice in the land. It seems the whole world is going through the same kind of lament today. It seems like there are more wars, genocides, persecutions, murders, robberies, hacking, and crime every day. Where is God? In his complaint Habakkuk wrestles Continue reading The just shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4)
Throughout history God has called people to love him more than themselves. On this one will I look: humble, repentant, and trembles at my word. Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest? For all those things My Continue reading But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word. (Isaiah 66:2)
The Bible gives many examples, exhortations, and instructions for godly fasting. It also gives examples and warnings against ungodly fasting. What is the difference? Should Christians fast? How? Why? When? What are the reasons, purposes, and benefits of Christian fasting? Biblical examples of godly fasting Here are some of the many examples of godly fasting in the Bible. These reasons, Continue reading What is Godly Christian Fasting?
This message from Hanani the seer to King Asa proves the Lord is strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. But, there is an often missed warning in the second half of the verse. I apologize that this post is too long, but you need to get the context to understand the promise and the Continue reading 2 Chronicles 16:9 the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him
We stand with Franklin Graham in a Special Day of Prayer for the President. The Bible explicitly tells us to pray for kings and all that are in authority, which includes presidents, governors, and even mayors. We believe our nation is at a crossroads, at a dangerous precipice. The only one who can fix our country’s problems is God Himself, Continue reading Pray for president and all that are in authority (1 Timothy 2:1-7)
Every once in a while I consider that this might be the last post I ever write. God knows the number of days in my life, which is probably somewhere between 1 and 29000 (do the math). I consider what would be the last thing I could ever tell anyone. What would I commend to them? For more than 40 Continue reading I commend you to God and to the word of his grace (Acts 20:32)