Psalm 86: Praying Through The Psalms

Hear me, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long. Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my... Continue Reading →

Poem: I Drove To Church

I drove to church With a confident smile. Even though—it’s been a while. I knew God would accept me. But before I entered the sanctuary I was met with callous glares. My sinful past—they were aware. My confident smile began to fade Like the bloom of a rose in autumn. As I turned my back... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons Why Your Diet And Exercise Are Spiritual Acts of Worship

According to Nutrition: From Science To You, over 200,000 Americans die from diabetic complications--a condition related to an inadequate regulation of blood glucose. This illness is often associated with poor eating habits and a lack of exercise. Moreover, an estimated 25.8 million Americans have diabetes. Unfortunately, if this trend continues, it is likely that one-third... Continue Reading →

Modern Bible Commentary on James 1:1-18

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are in the Dispersion: Greetings. The book of James was most likely written by James, the brother of Jesus around 50 AD. Each epistle usually begins with a greeting or salutation similar to the one stated here. James identifies... Continue Reading →

If God Is All-Powerful And Loving, Why Does He Permit Evil And Suffering?

According to the Bible, God is loving (1 John 4), just (Isaiah 6:3), and sovereign (Psalm 96:13). This informs the reader of two truths: (1) God is capable of preventing evil and (2) He desires to rid the world of evil and suffering. However, if these two propositions are true, then why does God still... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Rejoicing and Mourning With The World

"Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." -Romans 12:15 The apostle Paul taught us to become all things to all people so that the world will see the light of the glory of God and be saved (1 Cor. 9:22). Here in the book of Romans, Paul reiterates the same concept. He... Continue Reading →

What Does the Bible Teach About Satan And Why Does the Culture Depict Him So Wrongly?

"And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light." -2 Cor. 11:14 This short verse alone is antithetical to how the culture envisions Satan. The culture dresses that old serpent, the devil, as a scary gargoyle with horns coming out of his forehead. The world caricatures him as this red creature with... Continue Reading →

Verse of The Day: Seeking God with Confidence from 1 John 5:14

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us (1 Jn. 5:14)." This verse is saturated with many biblical truths. For instance, God is approachable. He desires to hear from us. As believers, there is a steady confidence we possess through the power... Continue Reading →

Praying Through Psalm 50

The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to where it sets (Ps. 50:1) O Lord, you are mighty and holy. There is no one like you. You declare when the sun rises and where it sets. You are sovereign over creation. We rest in you.... Continue Reading →

Devotional of The Day: If Anyone Is In Christ, He Is A New Creation

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" -2 Corinthians 5:17 What a powerful verse! This is the essence and heartbeat of the Christian life. When we put our trust and faith in Christ, we become a new creation. The old sinful ways are... Continue Reading →

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