Are you standing up for the Word of God? Do people know where you stand as a follower of Jesus Christ? Do you express your opinion openly?4 comments
Nowadays people will say things like, "I am not into organized religion; I am into spirituality." Translation: "I make it up as I go. I take of a little of this and a little of that. Whatever suits me and my lifestyle, that is my faith."
In this day of instant information, we can get our news so fast that we don't have to wait for the evening news anymore. We don't have to wait for the newspaper. We can go out on the Internet and get our news in real time.
It must have been eye-opening to see those precious creatures lying there, dead. Nothing had died up to that point—no animal or no person. Everything was living.
When Moses saw one of his fellow Hebrews being beaten by an Egyptian, the Bible tells us that "he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand" (Exodus 2:12). The problem with sand, especially in Egypt, is the wind blows around. Moses should have looked up instead of to the right and to the left.
After God told Adam that he could eat from every tree in the Garden of Eden except one—the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil—it seems that it wasn't too long until Satan appeared and brought his temptation with him.
I have been amazed at the testimonies of some people, when they tell me the way they used to be.
People who walk alongside me often will tell me that I walk really fast. And I do. This has always been a problem for my wife, but she doesn't actually walk that slowly. It is just that she doesn't walk as fast as I do. And then when you add heels to the equation, it makes it even worse.
I have a friend who has run a lot of triathlons and has even competed in some Ironman events. He has a lot of medals, and so I once dared him to go out in public wearing them. I said, "Put on all of your medals, and go walk around."
In Scripture, we find a number of examples of people who were suddenly caught up into heaven.
There are times when life just doesn't seem fair. Things happen that don't make sense, and we wonder why God didn't answer our prayer.
When Jesus was in Jerusalem during the Passover, John's Gospel tells us that many believed in His name after they saw the signs He did. But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, because "He knew all men, and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man" (John 2:24–25).1 comments
The Bible clearly teaches that God has a book, which goes by a number of names. It is called the Book of Remembrance, which contains the names of those who fear the Lord and think on His name. Sometimes it is just called the Book. Other times, it is called the Book of Life, or the Lamb's Book of Life. And according to Revelation 20, one day at the Great White Throne judgment, the books will be opened, and the dead will be judged by the things written in the books. A book also will be opened, which is the Book of Life. And whoever is not found written in the Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire.
I heard a story about some fish suppliers who were having problems shipping codfish from the East Coast. By the time the fish reached the West Coast, they were spoiled. They froze them, but by the time the fish arrived, they were mushy. So the seafood company decided to send them alive. . .but the fish arrived dead. On their third try, they once more shipped the fish alive, but with one difference. They included a catfish in each tank. The catfish, you see, is the natural enemy of the codfish. By the time the codfish arrived, they were alive and well, because they had spent their trip fleeing the catfish.