I am resolved means to be determined.
Hebrews 2: 17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being [j]tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.
It’s tempting to think that life is pointless. I’m just one person. Can I possibly make a difference in the world? In his parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus says an emphatic yes (Luke 10:25-37).
Daniel prayed three times a day, even though his life was seriously threatened by corrupt colleagues. In circumstances like that, why should anyone pray and even give thanks to God? Isn’t it plain that prayer doesn’t really do any good?
Dependability is a character quality that we all need and appreciate in others. But how do we find people who can be trusted? The Bible gives us a challenging answer.
Ephesians 3 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts…
The Persians had defeated King Belshazzar’s army and were encamped at the very gates of Babylon. An axe was suspended over his head. So what did Belshazzar do? He threw a party.
The number of singles in the U.S. has risen sharply in the last few decades, and lots of people aren’t happy about it. If you want to get married, the story of Isaac and Rebekah’s courtship deserves a long look (Gen. 24:1-67).
Are all sins created equal? Do some sins cause more harm than others or spring from worse motives? Is there perhaps a chief sin, a wicked thing at the root of every wrong ever done? The humiliation of King Nebuchadnezzar may point to some answers.
When Americans hear the word “gentleness,” they think of tenderness. The kindness of a wise old man or the delicate touch of a little girl. Christian gentleness includes tenderness, but it’s something far more robust than that.