Patience And Faith For Hope

It is by patience and faith that we have hope. Hope is a confident expectation that things will be good in the future. Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might...

Hope For Depression Or Discouragement

Job was grieved and depressed that he lost his children, but he wasn’t hopeless. People feel hopeless in medical depression. Job 3:11 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly? Job’s first reaction to the grief was to...

Stewards Are Faithful

A steward has charge over someone else’s possessions. This is a basic principle of stewardship. I Corinthians 4:2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. We’re not our own (I Corinthians 6:20). Everything in the world belongs to...

Requirements In Serving God

God has things that he requires of us to serve him. God requires us to fear him and keep his commands as our duty. Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Micah 6:8 He...

Wisdom Of God

To be stedfast and immovable will take a lot of work. Our thoughts and our ways will get in the way unless we die daily. I Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that...

Mind Battles

Paul gave an example of runners and fighters. When someone is planning to run in a marathon, they don’t stay up all night or just decide they’re going to run on the race day. They prepare, train, and restrict themselves (practice temperance, self-control). Paul said...