In the United States, we have lost confidence in our ability to be good parents. Raising children is such a daunting task that we’re reluctant to even have any. Would it help if we listened to the heavenly Father who designed the family?
Are you tempted to put off giving your best until the “perfect opportunity” comes along? That isn’t what Joseph did.
People tend to dismiss the devil as a joke, a cartoon character, or a figment of religious imagination. Not very smart. Satan is a fierce predator, and we can’t resist him if we don’t take him seriously.
Many young people in the United States are frightened by all the talk about climate change. They have been led to believe that, without their immediate attention, the earth will stop supporting human life. Is this a legitimate concern?
Peter encourages the elders of the church to think like shepherds. What did he mean?
If you’re a committed Christian for a while, you will meet Judas. His exposed hypocrisy will shock and hurt you. But what then? What is the church’s proper response?
Peter says that “the righteous is scarcely saved” (1 Pet. 4:18). Does he mean that a committed Christian has little chance of actually making it to heaven? Absolutely not!
In the United States, hostility to Christian faith is mounting. The church is in for a fight. But our weapons aren’t worldly, and the struggle itself will be blessed. Yes, you read that right.
The ant is a humble little creature. But God has given her the instinctive wisdom to plan ahead (Prov. 6:6-8). Maybe following her example would be a good idea!