It’s been said that the Bible is a manual for living. And yet, we often read into the biblical accounts and pull out the answers we want to hear . . . not necessarily what God intended us to learn.
It’s easy to think the faithful men and women in the Bible were perfect saints. And yet, if you read their stories closely, you see they were imperfect people just like you and me.
God has a purpose for your life. And He’s working through events and people to accomplish that purpose.
We try to teach our children the difference between right and wrong. But when they disobey without consequence, our kids assume they can get away with anything!
The Bible is far more than a book of rules and regulations. It’s a vibrant piece of literature . . . full of narrative, poetry and instruction.
What you think of God shapes the choices you make throughout your life. And when your view of God isn’t based on truth, the results can be devastating.
Without a solid foundation of Bible knowledge, our view of God can be tainted. Let's look at the story of Jephthah in the Old Testament. A man whose wrong understanding of God cost him the life of his daughter.
Trusting God may sound noble, but when things get difficult it’s easier said than done! This is evident in the life of Samuel . . . an ancient leader who followed God with integrity in good times and bad.
Sometimes the Bible can be difficult to decipher . . . especially when Hebrew poetry is involved. And yet . . . much of the Old Testament contains poetic language.
Narratives make up a majority of the Scriptures. But often, these stories don’t provide a checklist of lessons we’re to learn from them.
When you hear the expression “It’s raining cats and dogs,” you don’t run to the window expecting to see animals falling from the sky! It’s just a figure of speech—common to our modern English language.