Jesus truly is the Rock of Ages. As the eternal source of all that is good, only He can uphold us, and we vainly pursue crumbling foundations when we search for fulfillment in anything else.
Many people claim to be Christians. But are they living new lives, driven by the Gospel? Jesus says many who claim to be his disciples will be denied on the day of judgment.
Wolves constantly seek to infiltrate the the sheep, but our Great Shepherd has promised us a way to discern them, their fruit.
As Christians, we should not expect life to get any easier in our walk with the Lord. Much in this world seeks to pull us from our path in our pursuit of the one, true Savior Jesus Christ, our only hope.
As Christians we aren't just called to love our family and friends, but everyone we meet. We love others because He first loved us.
Our Father, who is good and gracious, invites us to commune with Him with boldness and persistence.
The source of all of our anxiety can be found in a lack of faith, not trusting the Lord to provide for us. Fortunately, He provides many texts of reassurance, including this one, to remind us of His care and provision.
Covetousness flows from pride and the lie that we can be self-sufficient, earning our contentment in worldly gain. To break the allure, we need a greater desire, to desire something eternal and perfect.
In the Bible, fasting is a spiritual discipline just like prayer. So why have we so woefully neglected it?
God tempts no person. We like to blame God for our failures, instead of realizing His is our one source of refuge and escape in hard times.
God provides us with everything, even our most basic physical needs. We give thanks as we remember how richly blessed we are.
In the Lord's Prayer, Jesus shows us all about the relational dynamics we now have with the Father, evidenced in how we speak to Him.
Prayer can often reflect our spiritual walk with God. Often, we can be tempted to be self-righteous in our prayer or try to impress others with our prayer life, instead of using prayer in the way Jesus so often demonstrated.
Christ declared that poor people will always exist on this side of eternity, and our love of Him is most clearly displayed in our compassion and charity to those in need.
In this fallen world we are promised to have enemies, if we follow Christ, but we aren't expected to respond in kind. We are supposed to respond with a greater power... love.
As Christians, we trust in the truth, knowing it sets us free. Though in our fallen state, we often selfishly seek to embellish the truth.
As Christians, we must fight to keep our marriages vibrant and healthy in all circumstances, understanding their importance to a covenantal God. Too often do we find ourselves looking for loopholes to get out.
As Christians, we are called to put our earthly desires to death, which only seek to separate us from eternal treasures found in Christ.
Our anger is not always sin in itself, but a clear indication of where our passions lay. Far too often do we let our anger manifest itself into hatred and indifference, though, which stand opposed to the Christian calling.
The entire Law written in the Old Testament still holds just as much authority for us today, as affirmed by Christ, who came not to abolish the Law but to fulfill it.