Category: CHRISTIAN LIVING 21c

ISRAEL ED: UN Resolution 2334

Now is not the time for people of faith to sit huddled together with hands folded, heads bowed and eyes closed intoning that we are to be “in the world and not of the world” while nations convene in Paris for the purpose of shackling Israel. Failure to speak and act on behalf of Israel is the reticence of complicity.

Pray for the Persecuted Church (Hebrews 13:3)

Today, at a minimum, recognize that the threat of persecution millions of Christians face is not limited to one or two days a year; it’s a 24/7 reality. Don’t let this day pass without making a commitment to daily pray for the persecuted church. The apostle Paul reminds, “if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it . . .”

Heroes Are Not Born (Proverbs 24:11-12)

We don’t normally think of the Scots in terms of those who rescued Jewish people from the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust. We’re more familiar with Corrie Ten Boom born in the Netherlands and the German Lutheran pastor, Dietrich Bonheoffer. But, when the name, Jane Haining, from Dunscore, Dumfriesshire in Scotland recently came to my attention, I determined to know more about her courageous selfless life.

Rock Foundation (Matthew 7:24-27)

Whether storms of personal adversity, the battering winds of pressure to conform to popular culture or the effects of a secular worldview that have the potential to impact societies like a flooding deluge—all threaten to destroy people of faith who are not securely anchored in God’s Word.

Be Light (Matthew 5:14-16)

In a very real sense, people of biblical faith are light bearers. But, we have a choice. You can shroud your light rendering your influence powerless on culture; or, you can be the light of truth by consistently living in accordance with Scriptural principles with a powerful effect on the darkness in the world.

Unshakable Faith (Psalm 16:7-9)

As he wrote this psalm, David’s life was focused on the Word of God. The godly principles he internalized not only provided guidance during waking hours, but also came to mind and actually instructed him between sleep cycles when he awakened at night.