Borrowing | God’s Word Today

Borrowing | God’s Word Today

“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” – Proverbs 22:7 Everyone admired his vast library. He had nearly 10,000 volumes. The man lived on a tiny pension. Then an enterprising librarian tried to trace down a book that had not been returned. In the house there were “books everywhere,” she said. She found […]

Who Says Life is Fair? | God’s Word Today

Who Says Life is Fair? | God’s Word Today

“And the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. And after this Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, four generations. And Job died, an old man, and full of days.” – Job 42:12a,16-17 Whoever said that life is fair? Certainly not God. Airplanes crash and burn just as do marriages […]

Time | God’s Word Today

Time | God’s Word Today

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.” – Job 1:21 Victor Borge, the renowned pianist, once told a friend that he could tell time by his piano. The friend wasn’t convinced so Borge proceeded to prove his point. […]

Happiness is a State of Mind | God’s Word Today

Happiness is a State of Mind | God’s Word Today

“But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” – Job 23:10 “Happiness is a state of mind” believed Beatrice Eckelberry, who learned first-hand what sorrow and loss are all about. The following is the advice she gave to a friend following the death of her four-year-old, written many years […]

I Feel Like a Failure | God’s Word Today

I Feel Like a Failure | God’s Word Today

“Now a man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months.” – Exodus 2:1-2 “I feel like a failure,” said the mother of two young children, “because I never accomplish what I set out […]

Your Words can be Deadly | God’s Word Today

Your Words can be Deadly | God’s Word Today

“With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.” – James 3:9-10 Opposites attract, but when there are too many differences, opposites repel. He likes to sleep with the windows open; she […]

God has Planned Something Better | God’s Word Today

God has Planned Something Better | God’s Word Today

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 Hindsight vision is always 20-20, but seeing what lies in the future is totally something else. The future is unknown, risky, and indefinite. It’s no wonder we hesitate to […]

Labels | God’s Word Today

Labels | God’s Word Today

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” – Psalm 127:3 Philip Yancey tells how he once visited a prison, and observed that the men who were incarcerated there were caged like animals behind doors of steel, but what left the lasting impression on him was that over each door was a sign stamped in large […]

Wrongdoing and Punishment | God’s Word Today

Wrongdoing and Punishment | God’s Word Today

“Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.” – Psalm 91:8 KJV David, known as a man after God’s own heart, was troubled by the issue of the bad guy seeming to win. In Psalm 37 he talks at length about the wicked. Fourteen times he alludes to them in one way or another—how they take advantage of […]

God in Your Pain | God’s Word Today

God in Your Pain | God’s Word Today

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.” – Luke 4:18 KJV If God should give you the complete answer to your question “Why?,” […]

Robertson McQuilkin and Love | God’s Word Today

Robertson McQuilkin and Love | God’s Word Today

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” – Ephesians 5:25 When it became apparent that his wife had Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Robertson McQuilkin made a decision to resign as President of Columbia International University to devote all of his time taking care of her. In the early years of her illness, Dr. McQuilkin tried to […]

The Cost of Real Love | God’s Word Today

The Cost of Real Love | God’s Word Today

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” – Mark 12:30 Robertson McQuilkin’s world began to change when his wife repeated a story she had told just five minutes before. It then happened with frequency that made him realize something was wrong. Muriel was slowly embarking on the […]

The Importance of Today | God’s Word Today

The Importance of Today | God’s Word Today

“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.’” – James 4:13,15 Have you ever stopped to think that today is the smallest division […]

Adultery | God’s Word Today

Adultery | God’s Word Today

“Can a man take fire to his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?  Can one walk on hot coals, And his feet not be seared?  So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; Whoever touches her shall not be innocent.” – Proverbs 6:27‑29, NKJV An extremely wealthy man became enamored with a very lovely woman who was […]

Overconfidence | God’s Word Today

Overconfidence | God’s Word Today

“Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.” –  Psalm 146:3 Though the event took place almost a century ago, the fascination just won’t go away.  The drama began to unfold on April 10, 1912, when the White Star Liner, Titanic, sailed from Southampton on her maiden voyage to the United States. The paint on […]