Sometimes when I'm reading the Bible, a verse I read seems to contradict something I believe. The following verse was one such instance. They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered … Continue reading Did Not Come to Mind- A Biblical Argument for Free Will
Periodically, a devotional or article that I read strikes a note of relevance to an eternal outlook on life. The following, written by John Piper, is one such article. I would like to share this, taken from his Solid Joys devotional. I hope that God blesses you through what you read. Devotional by John Piper https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-binds-the-hands-of-love … Continue reading What Binds the Hands of Love?
Throughout the history of the United States of America, God has tremendously blessed this nation. From the beginning, the early settlers relied on God to lead them to a land that would provide them with an opportunity for freedom - freedom of religion, freedom from oppression, and freedom to live their lives on their terms … Continue reading Warning
Although God is omnipresent throughout the created universe, His essence is something utterly different from His creation. He is an almighty, all-powerful being beyond the capabilities of our minds to even remotely understand or relate to. He created the universe, knowing that we would choose pride and self-exaltation over loving and trusting God and obeying … Continue reading God With Us
On this Father's Day, God placed before my eyes a passage in Matthew, leading up to the birth of Jesus, where Joseph learned that Mary was pregnant (Matthew 1:18-23). I couldn't help wondering what it was like for him at that time. I can only imagine the range of emotions that flooded his mind and … Continue reading Pondering a Father
This post is a follow-up to my article Omnipresence and Free Will. If you have not read that post already, I encourage you to start there before continuing below. In my previous post, I addressed the argument that omnipresence eliminates any possibility of free will. The argument contended that God's presence encompasses every physical particle … Continue reading Omnipresence, Quarks, and Time
On our own, no one seeks God. Human nature is inherently prideful and selfish. Everyone who has found faith in Christ has a story illustrating God's work in his or her life. For some, God's dealings are subtle and barely noticeable. Such individuals are more receptive to the influence of the Holy Spirit than others, … Continue reading Remember
When I make a promise, I do so, hoping that it is a part of God's will for me to fulfill it. From a human perspective, promises are declarations of intent. An individual intends to do something for someone else or with someone else in mind, but like any plans that a person makes, it … Continue reading Trust His Promises
What thoughts come to mind when you wake overnight? What are your first reflections of the day? When your mind wanders during the day, where does it go? What do you dream about? And where do our thoughts come from? For the most part, what our minds process and bring forth comes from our experiences: … Continue reading What’s On Your Mind?
God speaks to us in many ways. Sometimes it is through His written Word. Sometimes it is through a preacher, teacher, or friend. At times He speaks in dreams or random thoughts throughout the day. And at others, He speaks through written materials outside of the Word of God. Each day, I read two devotionals, … Continue reading The Voice of God