The Word of God is Our Spiritual Mirror

Have you ever thought about the Bible as a spiritual mirror? We know what a conventional mirror does. It allows us to evaluate our outer appearance before we go public. This we do because we want to look our best when others see us. Or we want to make sure we are appropriately groomed for […]

God Takes Care of His Own

  “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear,” Jesus says (Matt. 6:25). But that’s exactly what many of us worry about–having adequate food, clothing and shelter. We all have these basic needs. God has created us so that our body can’t be […]

“Exercise Yourself Rather Unto Godliness”

Bodily exercise benefits our physical body in many ways. We should all incorporate exercise into our life. But the Bible says,“Exercise yourself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable unto all things….” (1 Timothy 4:7-8).  Note that the word exercise is used in conjunction with godliness. Just as we must […]

We Should Pray for All Those in Authority

Do you pray for those in authority? I believe it’s imperative for those of us who are Christians to do so. In the United States, for example, we should pray for our President, our members of Congress, and our Supreme Court Justices. We should also pray for our church leaders, our governors of states, mayors […]

Jesus is the One and Only Name for Salvation

I am thinking about the name of Jesus. The Bible says, “There is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). That is an incredible statement. I am sure that many people outside the Christian faith take exception to this verse. To them, it comes across as being […]

We Are Blessed to be a Blessing

Giving to others is not a favorite subject for most of us. Perhaps we feel that if we keep giving to others, there will be little or nothing left for us. That may be true in the world but not in the Kingdom of God. “God is able to make all grace abound toward you; […]

Good Things Happen When the “Righteous” Pray

In James 5:16, we find these words: “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” This King James rendition is a bit awkward. But it’s telling us that the prayers of the righteous are effective. That is, their prayers accomplish things. And who doesn’t want their prayer life to be effective? After all, […]

Jesus is the Good Shepherd

Jesus referred to himself as the Good Shepherd. Such a reference to Himself suggests that not all shepherds are good. So what makes one a good shepherd? According to Jesus, “The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep” (John 10:11). We know Jesus gave His life for us on Calvary. His death on the […]