'faith' Tagged Posts (Page 3)

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Miracles in the Least Expected Places

Miracles are everywhere and many times in the least expected places! 1 Chronicles 16:11-14 says, “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, you his servants, the descendants of Israel, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob. He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth” [NIV]. From this Scripture, we can see that God is a Miracle Worker and…
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Jesus Being The Metaphor For The Poor

“Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, and he will give a reward to the lender.” – Proverbs 19:17 [CSB] Jesus came into the world as an unfortunate. He lived a very humble life, not so people could feel sorry for Him but to test the hearts of man. It’s easy to ignore people who are down on their luck, but it’s much harder to do that when that person is Jesus. During the time Jesus lived,…
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The Sovereign Ruler

“But Jacob crossed his arms as he reached out to lay his hands on the boys’ heads. He put his right hand on the head of Ephraim, though he was the younger boy, and his left hand on the head of Manasseh, though he was the firstborn.” – Genesis 48:14 [NLT] God chooses our station or role in life. If we resist the sovereign ruler of the universe, we will always be proven to be wrong. The commentator Matthew Henry…
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Giving Is Godly

“Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!” – Proverbs 21:26 [NLT] When we are motivated by greed, we will never be happy, but we will always have an abundance when we are driven to give. God wants to provide us with plenty, but He can’t give it to us if we are selfish. Selfish people only care about themselves, but the Godly person wants to see others blessed. The Godly will give his resources…

The Altar of Prayer

It’s common in the history of Christendom that great truths are so often expressed that it loses their gravity, weight, and impact on the mind and hearts of the believer. It is a sad and unfortunate thing how truth reduces to a cliche, but regardless of its everyday modern use, the truth is still the truth, and we should be guilty of allowing its truthfulness to flood and affect our minds. Such is the word “altar.” Altar, to some, engenders…

We Have Self-Control

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” – 2 Timothy 1:7 [ESV] In some versions of this verse, you’ll see “sound mind,” but it’s pretty much the same thing. God gives us a mind to do good so that we can glorify Him. We aren’t going to be perfect, but we can live a life pleasing to God because of His Holy Spirit. We are no longer bound by our flesh,…

Walking In Purity

“I will wash my hands in innocency: So will I compass Thine altar, O LORD” – Psalm 26:6 [KJV] David, who wrote the above verse, is an example of a man who fiercely sought God’s will. David is sometimes regarded as the holiest man that ever lived outside of Jesus. Throughout this whole chapter of the Psalms, David was asking God to test his heart to see if his ways were pure. David’s legacy continues with us today. The Book…

Nobody’s Perfect

“Nobody’s perfect” is a common refrain usually voiced by an individual seeking to generalize imperfection and, perhaps, escape accountability. This phrase is also a defensive counter to the high moral ground typically understood by Christianity and its adherents. That is to say, regardless of the ethical expectations imposed by God upon humanity and by Christians to non-Christians especially, nobody can really live up to them. Therefore people should be treated with laxer and “understanding.” This counter-measure is so common that…

Don’t Ignore The Poor

“Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need.” – Proverbs 22:13 [NLT] It’s easy to ignore the poor when you have made it, but how would you feel if you lived on the streets? I know what it’s like not to have anything. I remember when nobody was able to help me when I got evicted last summer. It’s not fun to be in that situation. I remember…
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How Can We Judge Someone’s Salvation?

The word “Christian” has been so distorted that it’s hard to tell if someone’s really saved or just pretending. Christians are humans just like everyone else, but there are ways to distinguish a true born-again believer of Christ from someone who just says they are a believer. The Bible does say, “you will know a tree by its fruit.” (Matthew 7:20) 1. A born-again Christian must believe on the cross. What makes a Christian a Christian is that they believe…

The Poor Are Hated

“The poor is hated even of his own neighbor: But the rich have many friends.” – Proverbs 14:20 [NKJV] In Proverbs, Solomon uses the words “poor” and “rich” quite a bit. Many times, Solomon is talking about material wealth, but in this verse, he’s talking about the heart. Rich people are often lonely because they don’t know if people love them for them or for their wealth. Rich people can feel just as empty and isolated as poor people. Again,…

Who Will Stand in the Gap?

I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.” – Ezekiel 22:30 [NIV] This verse is a scathing indictment of God’s people in a troubled time. For those who don’t know the context of Ezekiel Chapter 22, it is this: shortly before the siege of Jerusalem and the takeover by the Babylonian…
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Faithful In The Small Gigs

One day Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go out into the harvest fields to pick up the stalks of grain left behind by anyone who is kind enough to let me do it.” Naomi replied, “All right, my daughter, go ahead.” So Ruth went out to gather grain behind the harvesters. And as it happened, she found herself working in a field that belonged to Boaz, the relative of her father-in-law, Elimelech. While she was there, Boaz…
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Faith in the Unfamiliar

“Pharaoh drew near, the people of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they feared greatly. And the people of Israel cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, ‘Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us in bringing us out of Egypt? Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: “Leave us…

God Is Everywhere

I just got a job offer as a travel agent. It’s a job that wasn’t really on my radar, but I have applied for a few travel agencies on Indeed to write for them. To make a long story short, I applied for several writing jobs but none accepted me. I had an email from a travel agent, and I got hired. I can work from home while I travel the world. No matter where I go, I know God…

Back to the Basics

“Don’t be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!” – Nehemiah 8:10c [NASB] When we start to stray from the basics of our faith, the tell-tale sign is that we lose our joy. During a troubling time with his team, the Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi, the famous American football coach, decided he needed to go back to the basics. He held up a football in a team meeting and said, “gentlemen, this is a football.” One…