What’s the key to “success” in life? According to the book of Joshua, from God’s perspective, true success comes from meditating on and adhering to the word of God.
The Holy City of Jerusalem had been conquered. God’s chosen people were dragged away to Babylon as slaves. Was it not reasonable for the psalmist to express his doubts and question God? Yet, these questions lead the psalmist to remember the past mighty acts of the holy, sovereign, and compassionate God — who is worthy of his and our trust.
Now if we get irritated when people fail to thank us for door-holding, or when children fail to show gratitude to their parents, how much more may it irritate our Heavenly Father when…
Can God be surprised? Several “openness” theologians will point to particular passages in Scripture and assert that God can be caught off guard. But is this the most plausible interpretation of such texts? Is it possible for God to know the future — even the future, free decisions of humans?
What is politically correct now is largely determined by who is in power now. What is biblically correct is solely determined by the One who is in power now, yesterday, and forevermore.
Paul is not commanding Christians to always have happy feelings. He is exhorting those who continually serve the Lord to joyfully worship the Lord
We read that the “prayers of faith” of the righteous accomplish much — even physical healing. But what is a “prayer of faith”? And, who are the “righteous”? Is James promising that every time we confess our sins and pray we will be healed?
Exodus 39:32-43 tells of how the Israelites completed the work on all of the items that were to be placed in the tabernacle. In the NT, we read how Jesus made His dwelling (literally: “tabernacled”) among us (Jn 1:14), allowing His followers to become temples of the Spirit of God (1 Cor 6:19, etc.).