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 …

God Is Light

    “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1) Walking around the garage in complete darkness is a bad idea. If the room is pitch black, you’ll probably hurt yourself. …

God Is Sovereign

    “But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever He hath pleased.” (Psalm 115:3) Imagine being surrounded by a large invisible net. Imagine that everywhere you go – school, your house, your friend’s house – you are surrounded by this net. The net is there to stop …

God Made You

    “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.” (Psalm 139:14-15) God made …