Delighting in Obedience

Delighting in Obedience You can learn a lot about someone’s life, attitude, and spiritual makeup by the way they think of obedience. The heathen openly declare their abhorrence toward obedience, implying if not stating, “No one can tell me what to do.” On the other hand, there are many who claim to possess a strong…

Broken

Broken At various times when different athletes have ended up in trouble and the question arises about whether their careers can recover from the incident—almost regardless of the offense—sports journalists emphasize: Americans are a forgiving people. Considering the level of immorality associated with the world of sports and the declining interest in Christianity in society,…

Do Not Fret

Do Not Fret Worry challenges almost everyone, regardless of wealth, intelligence, situation, or even circumstance. We all experience negative feelings from time to time—some introduced to us from others but many of our own making. We worry about whether we are raising our children in the best way possible. We worry what someone else might…

Precious Lovingkindness

Precious Lovingkindness To want to be loved is a universal longing and common condition of all mankind. We crave it deeply—more than we typically are willing to admit. We long for approval, for acceptance, and a sense of belonging. We want someone to care what happens to us—good or bad. We want someone who feels…

Wrongfully My Enemies

Wrongfully My Enemies David knew a lot about having enemies. He fought in many battles and secured many victories. But the enemies that he faced the most throughout life were his enemies only because of their own ill will. Saul’s disobedience and jealousy led him to attempt to hunt down and attempt to kill David….

Feeling Forgiven

Feeling Forgiven David truly was a man after God’s own heart. This distinction he received—not because of his perfect life but because of his willingness to correct his imperfections and seek forgiveness. We see this on three different major occasions in David’s life: when he brought the ark up to Jerusalem on a cart (2…