Appointed to Affliction

Appointed to Affliction

No one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. (1 Thessalonians 3:3-4) Instead of being surprised by adversity that comes as a result of our faith, expect and embrace it. Instead of hiding, watering down, trying to...
The Need for a Perfect Cornerstone

The Need for a Perfect Cornerstone

Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation.” (Isaiah 28:16) The cornerstone must fit—squared, level, and aligned—perfectly. During a recent home improvement, I...
Do I Truly and Intimately Know Jesus Christ?

Do I Truly and Intimately Know Jesus Christ?

Do I truly know Jesus Christ or do I know about Him? Do I crave an ongoing, deeper fellowship with Him or am I satisfied with my current level of familiarity? Is my soul restless with the constant pursuit of more intimate knowledge of Him and the applicable practice...