Are You Armed?

“On mine arm shall they trust.” Isaiah 51:5 The hope of salvation rests on these words, “On mine arm shall they trust.” The words of the Prophet makes this truth relevant to all who will hear what the truth about the nature of God is. God is not far away waiting for the judgment of His…

The Mind of a Child

“Trust in him at all times.” Psalm 62:8 A childlike faith. What a way to live your life. A child that is blessed to be born into a loving home lives a life of faith. Faith and trust in the family that cares for their welfare, provide for every need and loves unconditionally. Living in…

High Horses

The old idiom “going against the grain" is older than the writings of Shakespeare and, according to some folks, is derived from the world of carpentry referring to the best practice of working wood in the direction of the lines of grain. The practical application of this idiom is that if an idea or action goes against the grain; it…

Death Wish

“And he requested for himself that he might die.” (1 Kings 19:4) Strange, is it not, that the man who would never die requested his death from God? What a difference one event can make in the lives of the faithful followers of God. Elijah had just turned the hearts of God’s people from the evil…

The Cords and Bands of Love

“I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love.” Hosea 11:4 The power of redemption is in the hands of God. No one is capable of seeking a relationship with God unless He first reveals Himself to them. Jesus makes this evident when He explains His place in the redemption of humanity: “No man…

A Different Kind of Love

God indeed loves everyone in His creation, including you. Jesus, Himself, makes this abundantly clear with this declaration: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) The fact that God loves you is an agreeable consideration…

Do You Need Corn?

“There is corn in Egypt.” Genesis 42:2 God is a God of provision and providence. Corn seems like such a simple thing, but the words, “there is corn in Egypt,” were words of hope for the family of Jacob. Corn grain that could not only feed the family as it sustained them, it would also…

Chewing on God

  “If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” 1 Peter 2:3 Taste along with sight, sound, smell, and touch are how we experience the creation God has created for us. To taste is to partake. We can hear sounds and never engage the source of the sound, we can see people and…