Is there any Light?

Is there any Light?

“The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” – John 1:5 In 1953, Hank Williams was one of America’s foremost country singers.  Millions of people the world over voiced his praises and sang along with him as he strummed his guitar and sang songs such as, “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Lovesick Blues,” and “I Saw the […]

When You Doubt God’s Love | God’s Word Today

When You Doubt God’s Love | God’s Word Today

“The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.’ “ Jeremiah 31:3 Have you ever doubted God’s love?  Have you ever faced circumstances that caused you to say, “How could God love me when He has allowed circumstances as these?”  It may have been the death […]

The Voices which Distract | God’s Word Today

The Voices which Distract | God’s Word Today

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” – Psalm 46:10 Have you discovered that when someone says, “God told me to do something,” we think that either we are confronted with a deeply spiritual individual or someone who needs a psychiatrist? Yet some who think […]

The Voice of the Lord | God’s Word Today

The Voice of the Lord | God’s Word Today

“Give ear and hear my voice. Listen and hear my words” – Isaiah 28:23 NASB Have you ever had the experience of being somewhere away from the noise and din of the city, perhaps in the mountains somewhere, or in a desert; and as you sat and looked at the starry sky, you were amazed at the silence.  It was […]

The Battleground of Character | God’s Word Today

The Battleground of Character | God’s Word Today

“Bloodthirsty men hate a man of integrity and seek to kill the upright.” – Proverbs 29:10 You reputation is what others think of you, while character is what you really are.  Your character is revealed, of course, by what you do, either negative or positively, but Ralph Waldo Emerson used to believe that, more accurately, your character is defined by […]

Four Questions Abraham Never Asked | God’s Word Today

Four Questions Abraham Never Asked | God’s Word Today

“Abraham reasoned that God could even the dead, and so in a manner of speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.” – Hebrews 11:19 He is loved and venerated by Jews, Muslims, and by Christians. Though he lived over 4,000 years ago, his life is a refreshing study of what it means to live and walk by faith.  Here […]

Can You Tell Me My Future? | God’s Word Today

Can You Tell Me My Future? | God’s Word Today

“When Saul saw the Philistine army, he was afraid; terror filled his heart.  He inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him…Saul then said…, ‘Find me a woman who is a medium, so I may go and inquire of her.’ “  1 Samuel 28:5-7 When Janette Aragon first answered the phone and a caller asked, “Can you […]

Resolving Conflict | God’s Word Today

Resolving Conflict | God’s Word Today

“Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently.  But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.” – Galatians 6:1 When Jo Shetler went to work among the Balangao people, a tribal group in Northern Luzon in the Philippines, she quickly learned that the way she did things was much different from […]

Over the Hill when You haven’t been at the Top | God’s Word Today

Over the Hill when You haven’t been at the Top | God’s Word Today

For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.  Psalm 48:14 “The trouble with being over the hill,” quipped one pundit, “is that I can’t remember ever being at the top.”  A lot of folks can relate to that.  When that nebulous divider of life arrives‑‑about age 40‑‑they panic, thinking […]

The Acceptable Sin of the Saints | God’s Word Today

The Acceptable Sin of the Saints | God’s Word Today

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.” – Psalm 37:4-5, ESV Some have called it the “acceptable sin of the saints” since almost everyone does it, and few really label it what it is–sin.  And what is this wrong […]

The Power of His Resurrection | God’s Word Today

The Power of His Resurrection | God’s Word Today

But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and that he will stand upon the earth at last.  Job 19:25, Living Bible “You can make three wishes,” goes the old story of the genie and his jug.  If you could fulfill three desires, what would they be?  Fame, fortune, and power?  Or what?  When he wrote to friends […]

The Faithful God | God’s Word Today

The Faithful God | God’s Word Today

“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.” – Deuteronomy 7:9 The dad took his son, then about five years old, and lifted him to the top of the wall about 42 inches off the ground. […]

The Fellowship of His Sufferings | God’s Word Today

The Fellowship of His Sufferings | God’s Word Today

“Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:4-5 David Jacobs was six years old […]

Complete Forgiveness | God’s Word Today

Complete Forgiveness | God’s Word Today

“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” – Matthew 6:14-15 Amidst the heather of beautiful Scotland lived a country doctor many years ago.  This Scottish physician was greatly loved by the villagers and patients […]

Living Counter-Culturally | God’s Word Today

Living Counter-Culturally | God’s Word Today

“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods of your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living.  But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”  Joshua 24:15 “Are Christians Called to be […]