Job stayed faithful through these trials and continued to worship God. It should never come to a surprise to God's people if we experience persecution in our lives purely for following God's will.
For all of his flaws and failings, Jacob did have one virtue that merited God's blessing: his tenacity.
From spying out the Promised Land, to crossing the Jordon River, to the battles during the conquest of Canaan, Joshua lived to see God's saving power on multiple occasions.
In Jesus' time, few men were held in as high esteem as Abraham, father of the Jews. In fact, Jesus often used Abraham's righteousness against the Pharisees, who fell short of his example, such as in John 8:34-40. To Abraham God granted visions (Gen. 15:1), a son (Gen. 15:14), and a land (Ex. 6:8). It [...]
While we aren’t given much information on his personality, or really his experiences in life after the garden, Adam is one of the most relatable characters in the scriptures.
It really comes down to making the Sunday experience—our day of worship when we all come together for study and worship—as profitable for each member of the congregation as possible.
A risk-taking faith is one that not only trusts God enough to step out but also trusts Him to give us another chance if we fail.
Welcome the challenge of scripture with open arms and let God’s Word offend you.
It’s a shame, but many religious people have this view of Christianity. They’ll live for Christ for a little while, then drift off and take a break, then maybe come back eventually. Living like this, it’s tough to be faithful to God.
What are some concrete, practical ways I can love God with all my strength?