Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13 I have always loved our military. Had God not called me into the ministry, then very possibly, I would have joined one of our branches of service. I have read a lot of books describing what our soldiers go through, and it humbles me to see the sacrifices they are willing to make. Our military is comp
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 When my wife and I were dating, I used to look forward to getting love letters from her. In fact, I still do, but back then, we were
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. Luke 14:18 Though we don’t often admit it, we like to make excuses for our sin and for why we cannot serve God. It happened for the first time with the very first man and woman ever created. When God came to confront Adam about his sin in the Garden, he blamed Eve. She then immediately pointed her finger at the serpent. We are good at coming up with excuses, but most of them are fed to us by the devil himself
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Romans 10:15 Look at your feet. Would you say they are beautiful? I can understand calling a lady, a painting, or a majestic mountain scene beautiful, but feet…? They are just not usually associated with the word beautiful. In 490 BC, the Greeks defeated the Persians at the Battle of Marathon. It was an im
Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? Psalm 56:8 Sometimes the loneliest place in world is in the middle of a crowd. It feels like everyone there is having a good time and enjoying each other’s company, and you are an island. Some of God’s greatest saints suffered through some times of unimaginable loneliness. Elijah felt alone when he ran for his life from Jezebel; Job felt alone as he battled through his hardships; David fa
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Psalm 51:12 Growing up in a big family, my parents didn’t have a lot of money to buy good, name-brand shoes for us kids. To us, a new pair of shoes was a new pair of shoes whether we got them from Payless or the Nike Store. (Actually, I didn’t even know what the Nike store was until I was in high school.) We always got the shoes that had plastic bottoms – you know – the kind that sent you sliding an