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Thought for the Day

Is something out of tune?

Sometimes it’s easy to point the finger at others and not make application to ourselves first. Sometimes we might use a verse to talk about other people and think it only applies to them (and not us). Before we ever censure others, we must first make the application to ourselves.  Take Matthew 15:8 for example. We readily direct this at others, but what about you? What…

How many loaves do you have?

Counting up all of the men, women and children, there were likely well over 10,000 people who had “continued with” Jesus “three days” and had “nothing to eat” (Matt. 15:32). Jesus wanted to feed them, but the disciples said, “Where could we get enough bread?” WHERE? What a question! Jesus asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” (15:33-34). Think about being asked that question. “How many…

You don’t have to understand it for it to be true

Sometimes people approach the Bible with great skepticism. That’s ok. They should question things. But after researching the Bible and coming to know its true Divine origin (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; 1 Cor. 2:10-13), one must conclude that since the Bible proves itself to be from God, then everything in the Bible is from God, and therefore, absolutely true. Now, whether I fully…

“But God, we used a new cart!”

During the reign of King David, he wanted to bring the ark of God back from Kirjath Jearim, where it had been “since the days” of Saul (1 Chron. 13:1-3). They planned a celebratory time of great joy, including making sure that they secured “a new cart” upon which to transport the ark (13:7). Why does the Bible give us the detail that it…

He is NOT your friend!

In Scripture, the devil is called “the wicked one” (Matt. 13:19, 38; Eph. 6:16), “the evil one” (Matt. 6:13; John 17:15; 2 Thess. 3:3), “a murderer” (John 8:44), “a liar and the father of” lies (John 8:44), “the tempter” (Matt. 4:3; 1 Thess. 3:5), “your adversary” (1 Pet. 5:8), “a roaring lion” (1 Pet. 5:8), “the accuser” (Rev. 12:10), “the enemy” (Matt.…

They turned to God for what?

For what reason do people turn to God? Perhaps some turn to God because they are scared of going to hell. Others probably turn to God so that they can go to heaven. Some turn because they hear about God’s love for them and what He did, and they in turn love the Lord and want to be His child. Some turn perhaps out of sense…

And we survive

Could you survive without chocolate? Some of you say, “No!” Could you survive without coffee or caffeine? “Are you kidding?!” Could you survive without the internet? “Have you gone mad?!” More serious, could you survive without water? Without oxygen? Obviously not! Get even more serious. Could you survive without God? Some might say, “Well, it depends on what you mean by survive. Obviously, I could survive. It’s not like I’m going to die or…

He hurts when you hurt

Have you ever watched someone go through a really trying time in their life and your heart just grieved heavily for them? You wanted to reach out and just hug them and console them. You wanted to send them something (flowers, food, a gift) just to show how much you hurt for them and were thinking about them. You were truly hurting because they were…