My neighbor recently passed away. Almost an entire century passed from the moment he took his first breath until the moment he took his last. God gave him a long life. I had just visited him and his wife the week before. When I stopped by, he was all dressed up preparing to head to … Continue reading We Will All Die, But We Will Not All Perish
“Happy New Year!” It’s the refrain repeated across social media, among friends and family, and even offered to total strangers as one year rolls into the next. We long to be happy and live in a happy world. We wish it for ourselves and for those we love. A new year feels like a new … Continue reading Will It Be A Happy New Year?
God Came to Man Marcella Franseen O blessed wretch am I! For me, God came to die. Holy baby born of Mary, My sin to one day carry. No palatial room for He Who spoke the world to be. Only a manger for His bed Where lowly animals have fed. O the thorny crown … Continue reading God Came To Man
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has … Continue reading Quick To Listen And Quick To Obey: James 1:19-27
So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out … Continue reading Every Good And Perfect Gift: God’s Unchangeable Goodness In A Storm-Tossed World, James 1:16-18
And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives … Continue reading God Never Tempts Us To Do Wrong…That’s On Us: James 1:13-15
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 When life is hard, God gives us His peace. God does not promise the Christian an easy life. On the contrary, Jesus tells us in John 16:33 that … Continue reading When Troubles Come, God Blesses Our Patient Endurance: James 1:12