God Disciplines Us Because He Loves Us

We love talking about God’s love and His blessings. But who wants to talk about His chastisement? The Bible says, “Whom the Lord loves He chastens” (Heb. 12:6). According to this verse, God’s discipline is an expression of love. A parent who never disciples his children does not love them. Leaving a child’s development to […]

The Words We Speak Reflect What’s in Our Heart

We can’t look on a person’s heart and see what’s in it. Only God can see the heart. However, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34). According to this verse, the words that characterize our speech are not empty words. They stem from the content of our heart. In order […]

God Created You to be Uniquely You

We are a product of God’s workmanship. He has uniquely created each of us. He has called each of us “according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (2 Tim. 1:9). Hence, the best plan for our life is to become the best version of […]

Let Us Go into the House of the Lord

“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord,” the psalmist wrote (Psalm 122:1). The holy city gave him great joy. He said, “Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem” (verse 2). Also, “Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces” (verse 7). […]

He Shall Give You “Another” Comforter

“I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever,” Jesus told His disciples (John 14:16).  This He said to console them after telling them He was leaving them to return to His Father. These words of Jesus reveal three noteworthy things about the Comforter, who […]

We Have All Been Given the Ministry of Exhortation

What is the ministry of exhortation? It denotes encouragement, or urging others to some course of action or conduct. Some Christians may be praying about and waiting to know God’s will for their life, in terms of ministry. But He has already called every believer to the ministry of exhortation. The Bible says, “Not forsaking the […]

The Power of the Words We Speak

Sometimes, it’s not what we say to people but how we say what we say to them. “A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger,” the Bible warns (Proverbs 15:1). This verse underscores the power of the words we speak. Generally, we know what it says is true. But heeding this truth […]

Our Help Comes from the Lord

We all need help at times in life. God has not made any of us to be totally self-sufficient. Acknowledging his need for help, the psalmist says, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence comes my help. My help comes from the Lord, which made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2). Our […]