We should be willing to sacrifice the opportunity for financial gain if it interferes with serving God. We need to learn to delight in studying God’s word and working to serve Him. We must never let financial concerns distance us from Him or from our families. We must also make provisions to help the next generation to worship and serve … Read More
Leaders must make their rules stick or they will not be respected. The same is true concerning parents. Children need discipline in order to learn how to be happy and productive adults. We must be careful not to abuse our children in disciplining them but to never teach them discipline is would be a terrible abuse. God sometimes disciplines us … Read More
The books of the Old Testament are arranged in topical order. The book of Nehemiah is the final book of the history portion of the Old Testament. The events recorded in this book occurred about 400 years before the birth of Jesus. In this book the children of Israel return to their homeland and rebuild their defensive wall.
God waits to fulfill some of His promises until the time is right. He also waits to answer some of our prayers until the appropriate time. We can always have hope for the future even when our present circumstances may be difficult. We should always be joyful and we need to demonstrate that cheerfulness to the world around us.
God can turn our hardships into blessings. The trying of our faith builds up our spirits and gives us a better capacity to enjoy our blessings. God both unites and divides. All those who are willing to submit to God’s word are united but we are divided from those who are unwilling to obey Him. And a lack of strong … Read More
If God blesses us with children they are ours for only a limited time and we must return them to Him in the end. We have a responsibility to teach them how to worship and serve the Lord while they are under our care. We must do everything we can to prepare them to live faithful lives when they head … Read More