In preparation of the construction of the Tower of Babel, the people declared, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth” (). This people had departed from God’s original command for humanity. God commanded Adam to be “fruitful and multiply and fill the earth” () Continue reading Passing Greatness or Permanent Glory?
4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.”
28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Timetables and schedules are something we are all familiar with. They are designed to help regulate our time and routine. Following a timetable or schedule is a very important part of life as it keeps us focused and intentional in our actions. As important and helpful they are; timetables and schedules can also be a real headache. Perhaps you have an intense workload and the sight of a schedule stresses you out! There is also the stress of trying to keep your schedule and then something hinders you. Missing the train or failing to read the train timetable correctly can be costly. However, when it is all said and done (regardless of the positive and negative experiences) timetables and schedules are important. Continue reading Living your Life According to God’s Timetable
The fact that you are reading this is a sign that you are in existence. Why do you exist instead of not existing? That is a really important question, and your answer to that question will influence the way you view and live your life. You are here, but why are you here? The answer to that question is found in the fact that there is meaning and significance to your existence. Continue reading The Atrocity of Abortion
One time when Jesus was on a boat with His disciples a storm broke loose and the waves crashed into the boat and it started to flood with water. The disciples found Jesus peacefully sleeping in the stern of the boat, and fearing for the their lives they woke Him up. Jesus arose and said with boldness, “Peace, be still!” (). Then there was a calm. Continue reading True Peace
39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
SOME THOUGHTS ON LIFE – WHAT WE ARE AND WHAT WE WERE By Kevin DeYoung
Kevin DeYoung asks his readers a number of thought provoking and confronting questions. This post is written in a way that really should get us thinking on issues of human life. He starts off by asking, “What shall we call the unborn in the womb? If the entity is a living thing, is it not a life? If your person began as a single cell, how can that fertilized egg be something other than a human being? Isn’t it more accurate to say you were an embryo than that you simply came from one?” Read More Continue reading Recommended Reading (3 August 2015)
The fact that you are reading this is a sign that you are in existence. Why do you exist instead of not existing? That is a really important question, and your answer to that question will influence the way you view and live your life. You are here, but why are you here? The answer to that question is found in the fact that there is meaning and significance to your existence. Continue reading The Significance of Human Life
Coming before the Lord consistently in prayer is crucial if we are going to know and walk in His will. In fact, Paul said it very clearly,
“pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” ().
It is God’s will for you to pray! Prayer is an important element when it comes to walking in and seeking to know the will of God. When we pray, we ought to ask the Lord to help us to walk in His will. The psalmist prayed, “Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it” (). Furthermore, we ought to ask the Lord to give us deeper understanding of His will, “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law” ().
Now when it comes to making decisions concerning those things that are not recorded in Scripture, we are to commit it to the Lord in prayer and seek guidance, leading and wisdom from Him. If we are going to walk in His will, prayer should become a habit in our lives.
17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
35 Lead me in the path of your commandments,
for I delight in it.
18 Open my eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things out of your law.
After introducing the topic of God’s will here and here, I would like to now do a series of posts that provide practical guiding principles in seeking and discerning the will of God. Continue reading What is the Will of God? Principle 1: Salvation
When it comes to the topic of God’s will, we would do well to know the important truth of the following text,
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law” (Duet. 29:29).
This verse places the will of God into two categories – “the secret things” and “the things that are revealed“. To put it another way, we will consider God’s secret will and God’s stipulated will. Continue reading What is God’s Will?