God’s Love Is Eternal

God’s Love Is Eternal

God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8 God commands husbands to love their wives. However, He never instructs a wife to do love her husband. Instead, she is commanded to respect him. This may seem like an odd way to address the subject of love, but …

Christmas in a Manger

Christmas In a Manger

Two thousand years ago, the most glorious event in human history occurred. Though we are not sure of the exact date, the Roman empire under Constantine decided to officially celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th. We now associate that date with festivities, colors, lights, trees and parties. But this date means so much more. It even means …

The Orchestration of Majesty

The Orchestration of Majesty

There’s a whole scene relating to the birth of Jesus Christ that Luke paints for us, which we might tend to miss. To fully understand the Christmas story, we must juxtapose two stories: the birth of John and the birth of Jesus. These two stories are placed side by side by the author, Luke, because to get the impact of Jesus in the …

Better Read the Instructions

Better Read the Instructions

Make me understand the way of Your precepts. – Psalm 119:27 Have you ever found yourself in a mess and wondered why things had gone so wrong? Most of us have. We can remember times when we tried to put an item together quickly instead of reading the instructions. Suddenly we discovered that the pieces didn’t quite fit correctly or …

The Right Foundation

The Right Foundation

Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine…Your children like olive plants around your table. – Psalm 128:3 Most people learned how to act in a family from their own family of origin, from the families of friends and others that they observed, or from the media. Certainly, the media provides the wrong example of what a family should be. …

Gluing the Pieces Back Together

Gluing the Pieces Back Together

Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. – Psalm 127:1 Did you grow up in a broken family? Were you abused or neglected? Do you want to make sure your sons and daughters aren’t treated the way you were? If this is your story, you can break the cycle. Perhaps your home was emotionally …

Facing the Truth

Facing the Truth

How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways. – Psalm 128:1 Many of the struggles we face come as a result of something we learned as children. For example, think about how children develop insecurities. Many don’t know whether they will be living in another place tomorrow. They don’t know whether they’ll receive the love …

Portrait of a Christian Family

Portrait of a Christian Family

The Lord bless you from Zion, and may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life. – Psalm 128:5 Statistics tell us that more than half the couples that get married today will also get divorced. For the African-American community, this figure is even more sobering. More than 70 percent of our children will grow up in …

Remember God’s Faithfulness

Remember God’s Faithfulness

When they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore it was named Marah. – Exodus 15:23 A man attending a Bible study requested prayer because he had gotten a promotion at work. He rejoiced over his new position, but he also felt apprehensive. A woman who had been with the firm much …

Relief for a Weary Soul  

Relief for a Weary Soul  

“I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken and done it,” declares the Lord. – Ezekiel 37:14 How has our nation become so dry in its devotion to God? The answer is simple—we have turned to other …