Forgiving Yourself | God’s Word Today

Forgiving Yourself | God’s Word Today

“I…will not remember thy sins.” Isaiah 43:25, KJV “God has forgiven me, but I just cannot forgive myself.”  You may never have said it, but perhaps you have thought it.  You can do one of two things:  You can go through life constantly defeated, or else you can follow the following guidelines that will tell you how to forgive yourself–once […]

Questioning God’s Goodness | God’s Word Today

Questioning God’s Goodness | God’s Word Today

“Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.  Even so, I will defend my own ways before Him.” – Job 13:15, NKJV Afflictions come to us in all sizes and shapes. I am thinking of two individuals in particular‑‑one of whom sustained brain damage in a sports injury and then faced a life‑long physical impairment, and another who has […]

Challenging Culture | God’s Word Today

Challenging Culture | God’s Word Today

“But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. ‘Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.’ But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” – […]

The Last Days

The Last Days

Everyone wants to know the future! The last days have been ordained by God and they have been recorded in the Bible. Revelations 2:11 ESV says: “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.” Amen. Ask God to open the eyes […]

The Death of Good Intentions | God’s Word Today

The Death of Good Intentions | God’s Word Today

But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?” – Luke 12:20 One of the illusions that we live with is that there is always plenty of time later on, so we procrastinate, full of good intentions, thinking that we’ll do that later.  […]

The High Cost of Adultery | God’s Word Today

The High Cost of Adultery | God’s Word Today

“A man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.”  Proverbs 6:32 When I asked the Episcopal Bishop of Liberia what was the greatest problem facing families in his country, he immediately responded:  “Unfaithfulness in marriage, in at least 90% of our homes.”  The bishop gave me a straightforward answer untainted with excuses or justification.  He could well […]

When Conscience is Silenced | God’s Word Today

When Conscience is Silenced | God’s Word Today

“Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.” – 1Timothy 4:2 Pol Pot’s death was lamented when he died—not because he was loved by fellow Cambodians.  To the contrary, his death was a disappointment to many because like Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, he died without being held accountable for the millions […]

Left by those who Loved Them | God’s Word Today

Left by those who Loved Them | God’s Word Today

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” – James 1:27 It was late at night as my taxi made its way from the airport in San Jose, Costa Rica to the small hotel where I was staying.  […]

God’s Master Plan

God’s Master Plan

God is at work in the middle of your setback or hardship. James 1:2-4 says, “rejoice when problems come our way (that’s so unnatural) but we need to trust God and take His Word.” Problems develop our patience and character. We learn to trust in God because He will do what is best for us. Know that God will never […]

Does God Know we don’t Believe in Him? | God’s Word Today

Does God Know we don’t Believe in Him? | God’s Word Today

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 Suppose you are a young man whose best friend has a sister whom you have heard about but never met.  Your friend describes her jet black hair, and lovely eyes, her outgoing vivacious personality and her fun-loving disposition.  The more you hear about her, the […]

The Ingredients of a Life Worth Living | God’s Word Today

The Ingredients of a Life Worth Living | God’s Word Today

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” – Colossians 3:17 Question:  What drives your life?  “I owe, I owe, so off to work I go,” says the message on a car bumper sticker.  But is debt really the drive shaft […]

Successful and Significant | God’s Word Today

Successful and Significant | God’s Word Today

  “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter:  Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.  For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.” – Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Three of the most important questions that will ever confront you are […]

6 Things the Lord Hates | God’s Word Today

6 Things the Lord Hates | God’s Word Today

“There are six things the LORD hates,” he wrote, “seven that are detestable to him.” – Proverbs 6:16 When you have poor credit, banks usually refuse to loan you money; however, one loan company advertises that they will make loans when others turn you away because “you are human.”   Interesting–is it not–how often we overlook irresponsibility because “we are just […]

Are you Mature? | God’s Word Today

Are you Mature? | God’s Word Today

“The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out.” – Proverbs 18:15 “Maturity,” says the Merriam‑Webster dictionary, “is the condition, or state, of being fully developed.”  However, the word is often used so loosely that it flaps like a kid’s shirttail in the breeze.  Michael Drury says, “If you are mature, you are presumed […]

When Life Takes a Hit | God’s Word Today

When Life Takes a Hit | God’s Word Today

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their struggling.” – Psalm 46:1-3 A few years ago when Planet Jupiter took a hit by a comet which […]