The Step Beyond Commitment | God’s Word Today

The Step Beyond Commitment | God’s Word Today

“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” – Proverb 16:3 William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, was once asked. “What’s your secret?”  Booth thought pensively for a moment and said, “God has had all there was of me!”  Few can really say that.  But some can, with all honesty and candor.  One of […]

Commitment | God’s Word Today

Commitment | God’s Word Today

“Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for?  The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you.” – 1 Corinthians 6:19, The Message A certain farmer, deeply touched by the revival which had taken place in his community, decided to […]

Lordship – What does it mean? | God’s Word Today

Lordship – What does it mean? | God’s Word Today

“Lord…You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” – John 6:68-69 “He is Lord, He is Lord,” sings the church.  “He is risen from the grave and He is Lord.”  Yet while they are singing, a man edges forward on his seat thinking, “Wish […]

What is Right and Wrong | God’s Word Today

What is Right and Wrong | God’s Word Today

“In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” –  Judges 17:6 A young woman wrote to a newspaper columnistasking for advice, saying, “I am a nineteen‑year‑old girl who is getting more and more confused about the word ‘morality.’  Who decides what is morally right?  My parents?  Society?  […]

Developing Self-Discipline | God’s Word Today

Developing Self-Discipline | God’s Word Today

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13 Robert E. Lee was the greatest general to take command on either side of the terrible Civil War that divided Americans against each other and took the lives of more than a half-million men.  He was also a godly man who was equally respected and esteemed by […]

How Much is Enough? | God’s Word Today

How Much is Enough? | God’s Word Today

“My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.” –  Proverbs 3:21-22 How much is enough?  To be very candid with you, that is a question that I have struggled with personally for several years.  Oh, it isn’t that I have so […]

Blessed are they without Clutter | God’s Word Today

Blessed are they without Clutter | God’s Word Today

“Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” – Luke 12:15, KJV Have you ever heard it said that three moves are as good as a fire?  What that means is that every time you move, you throw out things, good things too, which you would like to […]

You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have

You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have

“And he directed the people to sit down on the grass.  Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves.  Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.” –  Matthew 14:19 A lad was walking down the street with his mother when […]

Giving and Receiving | God’s Word Today

Giving and Receiving | God’s Word Today

Jesus answered, “The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same.”  – Luke 3:11 Scientists have clearly defined laws that govern our physical world‑‑laws that have been in operation since creation. Those laws are subject neither to the ideas or philosophies of humankind.  For example, Sir Isaac […]

How About a Refund, God? | God’s Word Today

How About a Refund, God? | God’s Word Today

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” –  Luke 6:38 “Dear God, I’m having a tough time financially, and I’d like a refund on some of the money I’ve given to […]

Delighting in Trouble | God’s Word Today

Delighting in Trouble | God’s Word Today

“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:10 Recently my daughter asked me if I had heard of a certain theologian who was better known in the 70s than today. “Yes,” I told her, “he has one […]

Can You Outgive God? | God’s Word Today

Can You Outgive God? | God’s Word Today

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” – Psalm 1:1-2 Question:  Is it true that the more you give to God, the […]

Be Thankful | God’s Word Today

Be Thankful | God’s Word Today

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 This is the season that I reflect on guidelines for giving thanks, and reflecting on past commentaries.  I confess that in the past far too often I have dwelt on the sin of ingratitude, pointing out […]

Facing Failure, Finding Forgiveness | God’s Word Today

Facing Failure, Finding Forgiveness | God’s Word Today

“Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool.” – Isaiah 1:18 A medical doctor who says, “Look, this is what’s wrong with you, and this is what you need to do to get rid of […]

Handling Life’s Challenges | God’s Word Today

Handling Life’s Challenges | God’s Word Today

“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” – Hebrews 1:14 “After all that Hezekiah had so faithfully done,” wrote the writer of Chronicles, “Sennacherib king of Assyria came and invaded Judah” (2 Chronicles 32:1).  Whoa! For a moment look at life from the perspective of a man who had done everything right. He […]