No one must seek out trials and tribulations. As Christians, they will surely find us. It is important to remember, however, that a Believer is never left to face such things alone. “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).
Rejoice: You’re not wearing that to the picnic, are you? You’ll look ridiculous!
As light is best seen when contrasted with dark, And contrast works best when the difference is stark, So too is God’s Gospel the best understood When the evils of sin are contrasted with good.
Saying that the Word of God is sufficient and that God’s Word is truth does not just mean that it contains truth. It means that Scripture is sufficient for determining truth and that it is the measure of truth when it comes to subject matter related to the Bible.
God’s gracious plan of Salvation—His remedy, if you will, for the problem of sin and death—is simply to offer Salvation to all who will believe in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
It has always been God’s desire for His people to be people of prayer. The trouble is that prayer is work. It takes time and effort just like any other job. However, there is a difference between the work of prayer and that which exists in the natural, physical realm. For one thing, immediate, tangible results are often lacking when it comes to prayer, for its ways are mysterious, being ultimately subject to the will of the Father.
There is a reason why the Bible begins with the stories of creation and the fall. They are both foundational to understanding God’s plan of salvation, which is revealed in the rest of the Scriptures...The opening chapters of Genesis are that important, hence the need to defend them from attack. Evolution is such an attack. (The author has a degree in Biology).
There is wisdom in following the will of the Father in that this leads us to a place of stability despite the uncertainties of this life. The result is peace, safety, and security. That is why He is described in the Scriptures in terms of being our rock.