Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Proverbs

The Best Gift We Give

Giving. It is the very nature of God. He gives – a lot and overflowing. The most familiar verse in the Bible reads, “For God so loved the world that He gave” (John 3:16). And He does so, not reluctantly, but freely and fully. Our Lord even told us, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). Yes, God is the Supreme Giver and has left us in the life of the Lord Jesus the example to follow. And in our relationship with the Lord, the best thing we give Him is ourselves; all of us.

The Tested Christian

A faith untested and untried is a faith which must not be trusted. It will fail every time the storms of life come. It will not stand the crashing waves of tough circumstances. It is of sand, not the solid rock of Christ and His Word, and will be washed away at the first sign of difficulty. And to ensure we have the type of faith which holds during trying times, God tests us. He tries His children with intense and severe tests. He told us so – “Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction” (Isaiah 48:10).

The Destructive Power Of The Tongue

Proverbs 10:19; 11:13; 12:18; 16:28; 17:27; 29:20 – 19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. 13 Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered. 18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 28…

Watch The Road

Proverbs 16:17 – The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life. THEME OF THE DAY: WATCH THE ROAD. My wife tells me I am a “gawker” when I drive. I deny it, but I do have a tendency to look around a lot. Don’t be afraid to ride with me. I am safe. My…