God’s plan is to bless all the families of the earth. But before that could be accomplished a ransom was needed to offset the inherited sin of Adam. Jesus was that perfect corresponding price that will provide for the resurrection of all mankind in his earthly kingdom.
The prophet Zechariah made a profound declaration in Zechariah 4:10: This is a rather strange statement. What were the circumstances that caused Zechariah to ask this question? The Setting At the time, the Israelites were released from Babylon and permitted to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the city and the temple. When they arrived, they […]
As dedicated Christians, we desire to be zealous, but sometimes we just don’t know how to go about it. Hebrews 10:24 gives us some instruction: “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.” (KJV) Followers of Christ Our modern usage of the word “provoke” usually means to […]
The effect of man’s lifestyle can be seen throughout history. The Apostle Paul wrote, “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7). The actions of our ancestors have made our day what it is and because of what we each do today, tomorrow will be the result. EXCEPT when God steps in! […]
The doctrine of the Trinity is considered fundamental by many churches, although the word “trinity” never once appears in the Bible. In fact, the word did not even appear in Christian literature until…
Do you ever feel that you’re not where you’re supposed to be? Or that the “grass is greener” elsewhere? That (despite working diligently to do what is right) you don’t earn the promotion, opportunity or support that you seem to need? You’re not alone.
Countless songs have been written about love. Poems have been inspired by this emotion we hold so dear. Yet, with all the words and melodies, we have never been able to adequately define love. We usually content ourselves with describing its actions and its effects. Love is a very important subject in the Bible. What […]
“The action of the mind should be kept under control. When the thoughts begin to wander, it is time to whip them into order. A resolute will will do it.” “EVERY true disciple has often found that the work he took up painfully from a sense of duty became to him a source of special […]
The Scriptures do not tell us that Mary and Joseph told anyone that Jesus was the Son of God. When Mary was pregnant, she visited her cousin, Elizabeth, and Elizabeth recognized the unborn child as God’s Son without being told. The holy spirit revealed this truth to her. Luke 1:39-45 (NKJV), “Now Mary arose in […]
God was his shield – to protect him, to guard him from the anger and power of all the kings of earth and their armies, and able and willing to make all things work together for his good. What a comfort was in this thought. How it reminds us that God is our shield also; our […]