God’s Promises Never Fail

    “There hath not failed one word of all his good promise.” (1 Kings 8:56b) Kayla was sitting in the living room staring out the window when her grandfather came in. “Why such a long face?” he asked. “It’s a beautiful day outside!” Kayla frowned. “Yesterday, Dad promised to take …

Jesus Is the Light of the World

    “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) Who is the light of the world? In the Bible, Jesus says, “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12). But Jesus also tells …

The LORD Is Longsuffering and of Great Mercy

    “The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty.” (Numbers 14:18a) This verse (Numbers 14:18) shows in one place how God can be so forgiving and yet still so holy. He will not let sin go by without dealing …

God Understands More Than Any Human Being Could

    “Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I …

God Invites Sinners

    “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18) When you are tempted to sin, how does it happen? Does a sinful …

God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways

    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 55:8) Jeremy Fairmont sat in the fourth pew with his family during Mr. Graham’s funeral. Mr. Graham had been Jeremy’s neighbor, his Sunday school teacher, and his friend. Jeremy was feeling very …

Jesus Is the Only Valid Way to God

    “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) The little spotted brown dog leaped up through the open doors of the bus and made himself comfortable in the seat across from Sam. Sam …

God Is Kind and Desires Kindness

    “But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” (James 3:8) Sometimes, we say things we wish we hadn’t said. It may be to a friend, or mother, father, sister, brother – or maybe even to someone we don’t even know. There …

God Is Eternal

    “The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.” (Isaiah 40:28) “Hey, Tim – will you look at that moon?” James poked his friend’s sleeping bag. “Hm-m-m?…hey – I was just falling asleep!” Tim rolled over on his back. “Sorry – it takes me …

God Corrects Those He Loves

    “Whom the LORD loveth he correcteth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.” (Proverbs 3:12) Sometimes parents have to correct their children. Perhaps someone has had to correct you recently! Correction doesn’t feel too great, does it? It is humbling to be told you were in …