God Is Our Source for Life

    “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters.” (Jeremiah 17:7-8a) Maria turned on the faucet for her mom. Then she slowly followed the hose to where her mom was watering the …

God Wants Your Heart

    “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.” (Ezra 7:10) God’s people were not doing well. They had fallen into sin and were facing many enemies. They were discouraged and needed help. …

God Is Light

    “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5) When John says, “God is light,” what does he mean? Is he saying that God is like a giant …

Making Room for God

    “The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: He is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” (Exodus 15:2) Allie was exhausted! She had spent all morning scrubbing the moldy walls and pipes in …

God Loved First

    “We love him, because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) Have your mom and dad ever told you that they “love you more” than you could ever love them, or that they have loved you longer? If so, they are probably right. You cannot even remember knowing your …

Jesus Justifies

    “Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of …

What Is Right in the Eyes of the LORD

    “Thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all his commandments which I command thee this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.” (Deuteronomy 13:18b) Can you see any trees from where you are right now? …

God Sees Our Needs

    “Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, …

The LORD Is Excellent in Working

    “This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.” (Isaiah 28:29) Have you ever heard someone called a “workaholic”? What is a workaholic, anyway? It is a nickname given to people who work all the time. In the morning, all …

The LORD Is Wonderful in Counsel

    “This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.” (Isaiah 28:29) Isaiah 28 shows how even the jobs that seem most simple and natural are guided by God. The knowledge and strength and timing for a farmer’s sowing and reaping …