“Therefore Go!” Have You Obeyed the Command?

Obedience is a key that unlocks many promises in the Bible. Several people desire to enjoy the benefits of these promises. But often they miss the part that demand obedience from their part.

The risen Lord promised, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:20).” This is a very encouraging promise. But if read in context, we can clearly see that this … Read the rest

Are You Running Away from the LORD?

But Jonah ran away from the LORD (Jonah 1:3). He had his own reasons to run away. But it was disobedience.

Again, he forgot he was running away from God. The Psalmist David found out the utter foolishness and impossibility of fleeing from God (Psalm 139:7–12). If his testimony does not convince you, give it a try!

Even when you are running away, you might find circumstances to be very … Read the rest

Go! One Act of Obedience!

It is amazing how one act of obedience can go a long way in fulfilling God’s purposes. Look at the case of Ananias. He was asked by God to “Go!” The reason was that a man named Saul was praying. And Saul was blind for a period of three days.

Ananias was the answer to Saul’s prayer.

But Ananias had no clue as to the change that was happening … Read the rest

A Prayer of Repentance

Chapter 30

Theme: A Prayer of Repentance
Focus on: Manasseh
Reading Portion(s): 2 Chronicles 33:1 to 18, 2 Kings 21:1 to 18; 23:26,27; 24:3,4 & Jeremiah 15:4.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Sin destroys good things. Then it rebuilds wrong things. It defiles what is holy and sacred. Along with it, one sin attracts many other sins to it. Finally, it
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A Prayer of Disbelief

Chapter 20

Theme: A Prayer of Disbelief
Focus on: Jeremiah
Reading Portion(s): Jeremiah 32
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Obedience to God is never easy. One of the difficulties is that we may not understand “why” God is asking us to do certain things. Those things that He asks us to do may not make much sense. Especially is this true
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But First Make a Small Cake of Bread for Me

“But first make a small cake of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son” (1 Kings 17:13b NIV).

Giving to God is never easy. Here we find an example of a widow. She was about to prepare her last meal. Then comes Elijah. He makes a demand. He asked her to first make a small cake … Read the rest

The Water Became Sweet

Then Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became sweet (Exodus 15:25 NIV).

The place where this happened was Marah which means bitter. The occasion was just three days after the Israelites had crossed the Red sea on dry ground. The problem was that the Israelites had no water to drink. And when … Read the rest

Let Him Who Walks in the Dark, Trust, Rely

Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God (Isaiah 50:10 NIV).

Obedience can lead through darkness. Such an experience should not come as a surprise. Instead this knowledge should help you to be prepared for it. The darkness can come in long … Read the rest

But Jonah Ran Away from the Lord

But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord (Jonah 1:3 NIV).

There is a Jonah in all of us! We do run away from the Lord once in a while; don’t we? Quite often we think that … Read the rest