Learning Contentment

Are you content? If you’re like many, your answer is obviously no! Contentment is something that Christians must learn, according to Philippians 4:11-13, where Paul candidly confessed, “Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever...

Pre-Judging Others

After the northern kingdom, with its capital at Samaria, fell to the Assyrians, many Jews were deported to Assyria, and foreigners were brought in to settle the land and help keep the peace(2 Kings 17:24). The intermarriage between those foreigners and the remaining...

What’s Your Source of Hope?

At the end of World War II, an American sub came back to Newport News, Virginia to dock. As it came into port, something terrible went wrong with the mechanism and it began to sink in the harbor. Divers were immediately dispatched to save the crew. As the divers swam...

We Are Precious to God

Society teaches us to judge the value of a person by outward characteristics-education, wealth beauty, and so forth. This kind of value system opens the door for envy, jealousy and division. It teaches us to judge not only others in these terms, also ourselves. We may...

Be Who You Are

In Daniel 1:7 Nebuchadnezzar changed the names of Daniel and his friends because he wanted to make them Babylonian in their own eyes and in the eyes of the Babylonian people. New names would help them assimilate into the culture. Although their names were changed,...