1 Samuel 15:22

To Love Is to Obey


Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 1 John 2:3 Every parent experiences the disconnect between a child’s words when being put to bed at night—“I love you, Mommy”—and a willful act of disobedience the next morning. That disconnect between profession and practice illustrates the intimate connection between […]

Happily Wise


Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding. Proverbs 3:13 In the Old Testament, what did weavers, artists, tentmakers, carpenters, and ship captains—among others—have in common? They all possessed wisdom. More accurately, they possessed skill. The Hebrew word for wisdom is the word for skill. So, as a craftsman built […]

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True Reality


As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:6-7 When a person is “rooted and built up” in Christ, they are secure even when persecution and challenges come […]

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State of War


Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 The world is fragmented and many nations are at war. The United States and its allies are never far from being drawn into escalating conflicts. One influential leader told reporters, “The world is in a state of […]