Seek Godly Counsel

In 1 Kings 12, upon the death of King Solomon, Rehoboam his son reigned as king.  It was not long before Jereboam and Israel made a request of Rehoboam:  “Your father made our yoke heavy; now therefore, lighten the burdensome service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we … [Read more…]

The High Cost of Ignorance

Have you considered the high cost of ignorance?  Contrary to the opinion of some, ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance was a fundamental cause of the Jews crucifying Jesus:  “Which none of the rulers of this world hath known:  for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” (1 Corinthians 2:8).  … [Read more…]

What Kind of Faith Saves?

The epistle to the Hebrews is written with words of exhortation (13:22) to Christians of Jewish heritage.  One of those exhortations includes this warning:   “Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God” (Hebrews 3:12).  But what is meant by unbelief?  Does it mean … [Read more…]

I Could Not Go Beyond

In Numbers 22, Balak, king of the Moabites, sent men to hire Balaam to curse Israel.  Their first attempt failed, so Balak tried again, sending more numerous and honorable princes than the first.  Hear Balaam’s answer to the men:  “Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not … [Read more…]

The Work of the Church

Within the pages of the New Testament we learn of three areas of work in which the local church was involved.  First, local churches supported the preaching of the gospel (2 Corinthians 11:8; Philippians 4:15-16).  Secondly, the local church relieved its own needy saints (Acts 4:32-35) and in some cases sent relief to a church … [Read more…]

Man Shall Live By…

“So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.  Your garments did not … [Read more…]

Without a Word

“Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear” (1 Peter 3:1-2).  What great power there is in a godly example. Peter says the husband … [Read more…]

Jesus is All the World to Me

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple” (Luke 14:26).  The high and holy calling of Jesus through the gospel of Christ requires us to love Jesus above all others.  When we love … [Read more…]

Guard Your Faith

“Beware brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God” (Hebrews 3:12). My faith can fail. Your faith can fail.  But why?  Paul’s letters to Timothy give us some reasons why some Christians fail in their faith. Faith of some fails through acceptance of false … [Read more…]