God Allows Evil for His Reasons

    “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” (Genesis 50:20) Thrown into a pit. Bound with rope and sold into slavery in a far-off land. Sentenced to life …

God Knows Each of His Children

    “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27) Annie has two best friends, and she does everything with them. She has sleepovers at their houses, roller-skates with them during recess, swims with their families in the summertime, and does just about every …

God Wants You To Love Him with All Your Mind

    “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy…mind.” (Mark 12:30) Have you ever had someone ask, “What are you thinking about right now?” Sometimes when you’re asked, you may be thinking about something totally unimportant or something that would sound silly to share out loud. At …

Before There Was Anything Else, There Was God

    “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” (Psalm 90:2) One of Martin’s favorite school activities was Show and Tell Day. One time, he took his most valued treasure: a very old Indian …

God Will Not Forget You

    “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.” (Isaiah 49:15) Ellen rang the doorbell. She was shivering inside her raincoat, but she wasn’t sure whether she was cold or just …

God Desires a Clean Heart

    “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not the Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a free Spirit.” (Psalm 51:10-12) Sometimes, when …

God Is Just To Forgive Us

    “…that He [God] might be just and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.” (Romans 3:26b) Let’s pretend that your brother has done something to hurt you very badly. What if when your parents found out what happened, they said, “Oh, we’ll just let that go – it’s …

God’s Spirit Helps Us Speak His Truth

    “That we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” (1 Corinthians 2:12b-13) When Peter had to prepare oral book reports …

God’s Spirit Helps Us Know God

    “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:12) Gordon’s best friend sometimes keeps secrets that he doesn’t want him to know. Gordon can’t …