Illness Need Not Offend Me

A pastor, during missions convention, spoke of our afflictions (which oftentimes plague us), and he asked this question: Are you going to compare your affliction with the glory of God? When I ignore that question, I end up speaking more of my affliction than I do of my deliverer. I...

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When Testings Come

The subject of biblical testing at the initiation of God is one of fleeting understanding. In fact, this author wrote a short commentary on “Job” a few years ago, only to wonder, today, if there was any accuracy in the insight. I am thinking of writing a revision. I had...

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Job, Pain and the Way of Wisdom

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight” (Proverbs 9:10). What is wisdom for? This is a big question for us and a good one to start off a new year. What are we to do with what we know? Wisdom is...

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Depression

Elijah “came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die.” Also, Job spoke, “Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.” And “Jacob awaked out of his sleep,...

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Seeing What Others Cannot See

The book of Hebrews was written to encourage believers who were facing trouble. It seems the people of God often find themselves in difficulties. Why is this? It is because we are different and always will be. We are pilgrims here and now.  The world and its varied systems are...

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Living Life on the Edge

“O Lord, how long shall I cry, and You will not hear! I even cry out unto You of violence, and You will not save!” (Habakkuk 1:1). “Why are not times of judgment kept by the Almighty, and why do those who know Him never see His days?” (Job 24:1). “It is enough; now,...

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The Way of the Blessed

What does it mean to be blessed? This is a significant Bible word. In fact, the word “blessed” starts off the book of Psalms, the collection of songs and hymn and laments God gave us. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands...

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A Biblical Basis for Addictions

Psychology Today defines addiction as “a condition in which a person engages in the use of a substance or in a behavior for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeatedly pursue the behavior despite detrimental consequences.” Spiritually speaking, the unbeliever is vulnerable to all kinds of maladies...

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