American men seem to think that Christian faith is for women and sissies. Where does this misconception come from? It doesn’t come from the Bible. A true Christian man is a warrior (Eph. 6:10-17).
Technically, Naomi wasn’t Ruth’s mom, and she wasn’t always a great example either. But she was the only godly mother in Ruth’s early life, and Ruth loved and appreciated her.
The Bible teaches both slaves and masters to remember the Master in heaven (Eph. 6:5-9). The basic principles implied in this teaching also apply to workers and employers in a free society.
The Bible is rich with instruction that helps young people succeed in the adult world. As our high school seniors graduate, what may they learn from Paul’s letter to the Romans (13:8-12)?
Roman society permitted men to treat their sons and daughters abominably. A father’s power over his children was legally absolute. But the apostle Paul urged Christian fathers to treat their children kindly and considerately (Eph. 6:4).
The Hebrew slaves in Egypt were suffering miserably. They cried out to God, and he rescued them (Exod. 15:2-3). We are in slavery too, slavery to sin.
Nehemiah and his people were rebuilding the broken city wall of Jerusalem. The work was half done. But the workers were exhausted (Neh. 4:10). How did they find the strength to finish—and in record time?
The Lord teaches children to obey and honor their parents (Eph. 6:1-3). Why? Isn’t it true that moms and dads sometimes make foolish mistakes?
Do you ever wonder how different your life would be if some momentous thing had never happened? For instance, what if your children had never been born? In his first letter to the church at Corinth, Paul asks us to consider what it would mean if Christ hadn’t risen from the dead (1 Cor. 15:12-20).
Mark 13:32-37 32 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. 34 It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house…