Learning The Hard Way (3)

‘The child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.’ Judges 13:7 NKJV You’re asking for trouble when you refuse to take God seriously. The angel who announced Samson’s birth said he was to ‘be a Nazirite’, indicating that he was to be...

Learning The Hard Way (2)

‘If sinners entice you, do not consent.’ Proverbs 1:10 NKJV You’re asking for trouble when you choose the wrong friends. Somebody wisely said, ‘If you want to soar with eagles, you can’t run around with turkeys.’ Eventually you become like the people you spend the...

Learning The Hard Way (1)

‘For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson.’ Hebrews 11:32 ESV Samson had incredible potential, but he threw it all away. Why? For several reasons. He failed to control his impulses. He was physically strong, but morally weak. He deliberately ignored...

Get Serious About Helping Needy People

‘Then He will answer them, saying, “Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.”’ Matthew 25:45 NKJV The Bible teaches that one day God will evaluate and reward each of us according to how we treat those around us...

Impartiality Should Be A ‘House Rule’

‘Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.’ Genesis 25:28 NIV Sibling rivalry in a family is normal, and handling it calls for sensitivity and wisdom. Unfortunately Isaac and Rebekah lacked those two qualities. ‘Isaac loved Esau...