Tag: will

  • Biblical Principle #101: God Allows Suffering

    Biblical Principles List Principle God allows people to suffer. Explanation We have previously established that: Earth is filled with sin and the consequences of that sin. We experience it every day. One of the consequences of sin is more sin. Sin begets sin. For instance, when one sibling shoves the other, what does the second…

  • Biblical Baptism, Part 11 (Do I Have to Be Baptized?)

    Is it necessary for a person to be baptized in order to be saved? What about the thief on the cross? He wasn’t baptized and was saved. Welcome to part 11 of my biblical baptism series. In this post, we’ll tackle these important questions. The posts in this series build on each other. If you need…

  • Five Keys to Unlocking GOD’s Will

    The following short reminder was given to me in a company meeting last week by Jay Wolf, pastor of First Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL. One of the most often asked questions is: “What is God’s will for my life?” The 5 Keys: Prayer Mark 1:35 Philippians 4:6-7 GOD’s Word Psalm 119:105 Joshua 1:8 Counselors Proverbs…

  • I’m a Christian, Now What? (What Does GOD Want Me to Do?)

    In the post “What Does GOD Want from Me?,” I explained that GOD wants three basic things from each person: Today, I want to dig a little deeper into these three things. Knowing GOD is a life-long journey—a process. We never arrive at a full knowledge of GOD (in this life), therefore the goal is to…

  • What Does GOD Want from Me?

    I favor the simple and logical—that which is easy to understand and just makes sense. Paul said, “But knowledge puffs up while love builds up.” (1 Cor. 8:1b) I want to build up. A couple of weeks prior to this post, I wrote three related posts: These posts are foundational. I aim to build upon…

  • December 22 – GOD’s Will for You

    Reading 2 Pet. 1:1-3:18 Devotional Today’s reading is the second letter of Peter. As mentioned yesterday, this letter was written to all Christians living at the time and its focus was to: 1.) refute the false teaching which had arisen and thereby remind the Christians what their responsibility and mission for life was, and 2.)…

  • October 8 – Nehemiah Starts Rebuilding Jerusalem’s Walls

    Reading Neh. 1:1-3:32 Devotional Nehemiah was the cupbearer for Artaxerxes, king of Persia. Although it might not sound important, the king’s cupbearer was one of his most trusted servants. Many kings were killed by someone mixing poison in their drinks, so the cupbearer would drink from the king’s cup prior to the king in order…

  • September 28 – What GOD Wants

    Reading Zech. 7:1-8:23 Ezra 6:14-22 Devotional In today’s reading, the people of Bethel went to the priests to ask the LORD whether they should continue mourning and fasting at a specific time each year, as their custom had been. The LORD spoke to Zechariah and His reply is the basis for today’s devotional. 4 Then…