So many youngsters are worried about finding God’s will. In today’s world they are more in confusion about right sexual conduct.
The Bible speaks about this in very clear terms.
That means run away from sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18, 2 Tim 2:22). So do not stay in a place, situation or in front of your computer or mobile where you expose yourself to temptation. Joseph ran out … Read the rest
Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high . . . on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend (Job 16:19, 21 NIV).
Job longed for someone to plead his cause with God (Job 9:33). Like him we too might come to a point in life where we feel the need to have an advocate with God. The … Read the rest
But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live (Numbers 33:55 NIV).
This was an instruction to the Israelites who were about to enter the Promised Land. So it does not hold a physical relevance for us today. But … Read the rest
You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor (Deuteronomy 5:21 NIV).
A non-Christian friend once asked to be shown where the ten commandments where located in the Bible. When he had read them he commented thus with a note of surprise and discovery: “The … Read the rest
They were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and were the means of turning the Israelites away from the Lord in what happened at Peor, so that a plague struck the Lord’s people (Numbers 31:16 NIV).
Influences that turn you away from the Lord are everywhere. God commands you not to tolerate such influences in your life.
In this incident recorded here, God had asked the Israelites to take vengeance … Read the rest
But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand compels him (Exodus 3:19 NIV).
God is concerned for you. He has already dispatched His message to deliver you from whatever is holding you in bondage and slavery. But that does not mean that the king of Egypt is willing to let you go so easily. That is why you struggle. That is … Read the rest
Create in me a pure heart, O God (Psalm 51:10a NIV).
This is a sincere prayer coming from the heart of a repentant man. He is desperate in his prayer. He knows that God alone can create in him a pure heart. When these conditions meet together, God can create in you too a pure heart.
To pray to God to create within you a pure heart you first of … Read the rest
Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not of their delicacies (Psalm 141:4 NIV).
Make this your prayer every single day: “Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil.” Why is this so important? It is important because evil is on the increase everyday. Its increase shows itself with a difference too. … Read the rest
They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the Lord, which was in ruins (1 Kings 18:30b NIV).
Are you expecting to see God come back to your life in a mighty way? If so, the first step is to repair the altar. You may have allowed it to lie in ruins for long. Now is the time to start seeking God in earnest by repairing the altar … Read the rest
Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon (Isaiah 55:7 NIV).
With God, there is compromise with sin and wickedness. According to His eternal laws, those who sin earn its wages; that is death. The punishment of wickedness will certainly come to those … Read the rest