This is the foundation for understanding the Christian family. God created us and he created the family. Our Creator has certain expectations for the family, and it’s in our best interests to fulfill those expectations. Because each family is composed of sinners, family problems are common. But we can overcome family problems when are committed to following Christ and to following the biblical guidelines for family living. Read More ...
Many people today dismiss the idea of God’s vengeance. They like to think about God as loving, kind, tolerant, and benevolent, not judgmental. God to them is like a heavenly grandfather who ignores the bad behavior of his grandkids. But because God is holy, he must also judge righteously. The judge of all the earth will do right, and that requires him to mete out righteous judgment. Read More ...
It’s unfortunate that Ben Hadad didn’t ask Elisha how he could be right with God. He died as a pagan idolater. The Bible assures us that it is appointed to everyone to die. People don’t want to think about it, but death is inescapable. All of us will die, either through natural or unnatural means. The time to prepare for that reality is now, while we still have the opportunity. Ben Hadad’s opportunity is gone; his destiny is unchangeable. As long as you are alive, you still have the opportunity to choose your eternal destiny. Repent and trust in Christ before it’s too late. Read More ...
We live in a perilous time. Many threats against our God-given, unalienable rights exist today. If some people have their way, our property rights will continue to erode. If things keep going the way that they are, we may eventually lose our property rights, or at least see them greatly reduced. If that happens, it’s just another sign of God withdrawing his hand of blessing on our nation. For those of us who care about these things, we should do all we can to prevent our system of government from being radically altered. We need to vote people into office who will uphold and defend our constitution and our rights. Read More ...
When we turn away from God and disobey his word, we can count on God’s judgment or chastisement. That’s true personally and nationally. When we believe God’s word and obey it, we can expect God’s deliverance and blessing. God will fulfill his promises and make good on his threats. Let’s pray that God will withhold his judgment and show mercy to our nation. Read More ...
God is at work behind the scenes, often in invisible ways, to provide for his people. As God’s people, we should be aware that God is with us and will provide for us and defend us. He’ll provide solutions to our problems. We may not experience miraculous solutions like we see in this text, but God can still help us solve our problems in other ways. Therefore, we can follow Elisha’s command—“fear not.” With the resources God provides, we can deal with the problems we encounter in life. Read More ...