“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” — Exodus 20:16 (NIV84) For most of us there is not much wiggle room with this commandment. Ever since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, we (humanity) have used words to deceive and hurt others. We shy away from concepts of absolute truth unless […]
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.” — Exodus 20:8 (NIV84) God created people in his own image. So besides the innate characteristics of love, grace, mercy, holiness and communication, we were endowed with the ability to create and work. God creates and works, and so do people. Adam and Eve were directed to work […]
“And God spoke all these words: ‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.'” — Exodus 20:1-2 (NIV84) As sinful human beings, we often look at the commands of God and feel like He is taking something away from us. We feel He is restricting […]
“He said, ‘If you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who […]
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” Genesis 3:15, NIV84 This Advent devotional series is on Old Testament prophecies. It is amazing to consider that the Jesus we love and worship was promised from the […]
Isn't it time that we stop using our prayer life "in case of emergency" and use it as a way to foster an ongoing relationship with God?
"We need to be wise about the enemy's strategy. He will always begin by testing the truth and see if we will move off center."
“He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.” (James 1:18, NIV84) Does truth really matter? Isn’t it alright for you to have your truth and for me to have my truth? Can’t we be the definers of what truth is? Those […]
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. ” (John 8:36, NIV) Mankind hasn’t known true freedom since before the Fall. An act that they thought would bring them absolute freedom, actually brought Adam and Eve bondage. Adam and Eve’s sinful act echoes through history as it enslaves each of our lives. The […]
“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” — 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV84) Temptation is being led […]