Why Do We Get Angry?

The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen?” Genesis 4:6 Why do we get angry? It’s a question worth considering.  After all, the Bible says that “a man of quick temper acts foolishly” (Proverbs 14:17), and, “Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges…

Can Two Walk Together Without Agreement? (Amos 3:3)

“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” Amos 3:3 The context of this passage shows the prophet Amos declaring God’s right to judge Israel (3:1).  God proved His right to judge them by reminding them of His love for them and how He had proved that love by delivering them from Egyptian bondage (3:2). …

The Providence of God

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more than they? Matthew 6:26 Jesus is talking about God’s providential care for us and the rest of His creation.  The providence of God joins His grace, Christ’s…

The Seventh Seal in Revelation (Revelation 8:1-5)

When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. Revelation 8:1 I cannot imagine how John must have felt during his vision of being transported into the throne room of God (Revelation 4), where he saw the Lamb of God as the only one who could open…

How Merciful Are You? (Matthew 6:14-15)

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:14-15 The purpose of Christianity is to reflect Jesus to those around you.  Christians are to be like Christ, conformed to His image (Romans…

Christians, Let’s Work To Be Holy! (1 Pet. 1:14-16)

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:14-16 Holy. It means to be sacred, set apart, held to…

How To Get More of God’s Grace (2 Peter 3:18)

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ… 2 Peter 3:18 Have you ever thought about how to grow in the Lord’s grace?  When you think about it, it’s something we all should want to happen.  I certainly want more of God’s grace to be given to me, and…

Start Off 2019 Right

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:13 2018 is in the books.  Another year of life has gone by. 2019 is upon us, a new year with new possibilities, surprises, ups and downs.  Before…