Learning The Hard Way (1)

‘For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson.’ Hebrews 11:32 ESV Samson had incredible potential, but he threw it all away. Why? For several reasons. He failed to control his impulses. He was physically strong, but morally weak. He deliberately ignored...

Get Serious About Helping Needy People

‘Then He will answer them, saying, “Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.”’ Matthew 25:45 NKJV The Bible teaches that one day God will evaluate and reward each of us according to how we treat those around us...

Impartiality Should Be A ‘House Rule’

‘Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.’ Genesis 25:28 NIV Sibling rivalry in a family is normal, and handling it calls for sensitivity and wisdom. Unfortunately Isaac and Rebekah lacked those two qualities. ‘Isaac loved Esau...

Start Exercising

‘Bodily exercise profits.’ 1 Timothy 4:8 NKJV As you move into your forties, fifties, and sixties, you’ll tend to become more sedentary. One woman made a lifelong commitment not to sweat. Another one joked that the only reason for jogging was to look better at her...

Everything You Need For Living

‘Everything we need.’ 2 Peter 1:3 NIV Peter writes, ‘His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life.’ (2 Peter 1:3 NIV) Living life to the fullest requires three things: (1) A little extra. This is the extra-mile principle Jesus taught (see Matthew...