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22Jan 2018

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:10 An ethical practice survey released in 2017 found that only 26% of professionals believe that doing the right thing is more important than financial gain. The survey also revealed that a quarter of those professionals feared reprisals at […]

19Jan 2018

“But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” Matthew 19:26 Every tree must grow from the root out of which it springs. The largest, oldest oak in the forest still grows from that first, foundational root that first gave it life. The same is true […]

18Jan 2018

“Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!” Luke 12:24 Did you know that birds have a substance located just above their beaks called magnetite? It is a mineral the birds use to help them […]

17Jan 2018

“And Jesus answered him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 16:17 Recognizing Jesus for who He truly is, and understanding the depths of God’s truth revealed in His Word, both happen supernaturally. What I mean by that is neither […]

16Jan 2018

“How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?” John 5:44 What happens to our spiritual ability to know Christ if we chase the praise of man? “How can you believe when you receive glory from one another…?” Jesus asks in John […]

15Jan 2018

“But Jesus answered them, ‘You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.’” Matthew 22:29 Did you know that Jesus did not think the Pharisees could read their Bible? They were the most learned religious leaders of the Jewish people in those days, yet Jesus did not think they knew how […]

12Jan 2018

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 Most of the decisions we make today are not explicitly addressed in the Bible. There are no biblical answers […]

11Jan 2018

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” Proverbs 14:12 There are few verses in the Bible that give me more reason to pause than Proverbs 14:12. I cringe when I hear people say, “I do what I feel like God wants me to do.” This […]

10Jan 2018

“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.” Psalm 25:9 Let’s just face it – nobody likes to be told what to do. This truth rears its ugly head at about age two…if not sooner. It is human nature to want to make our own decisions and have things our own […]

09Jan 2018

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9 As Christians, most of us have fully embraced the truth that Jesus has saved us from our sins. We understand that we are forgiven. We may not understand every theological detail, but we live our days knowing that God has saved […]