Life is a land of hills and valleys. There are times in our lives when we are walking through the valleys...those places into which all of us go, sooner or later, and which we must come out of, in order to find life to be as bountiful as God has promised that it can be. There are no exceptions to the rule that people must walk through these valleys. And that’s what we're talking about in today’s GOD’S EVERLASTING WORD podcast, with some thoughts that are significant and true concerning “The Valleys of Life.”
There are thousands of Christians scattered throughout the world today. Some of them are filling places of importance in the Lord’s kingdom. Others are just sitting idly by. What makes the difference? What does the Bible say?
The 90th Psalm, written by Moses, is considered to be one of the world’s oldest poems. It dates back several generations from the psalms of David…and evidently was written near the close of the wanderings in the wilderness. But how does it apply to us? That's the topic of today's episode.
Have you ever prayed to God and felt He didn’t answer your prayer? I’ve always heard it said that God does answer prayers, and He does so by saying, “Yes,” “No,” or “Wait awhile.” That may be true, but the fact remains that some prayers are simply not granted. Why is that? We’ll try to find the answer in today’s episode.
One of the outstanding things about both the Old and New Testaments is the number of short sentences which grab our attention and say so much in so few words. One of those examples is found in the book of Nehemiah, chapter 8, verse 10, where Ezra the priest told the people, “For the joy of the Lord is your strength.” This may be one of the most striking sentences of the entire Bible. Why Ezra said it and why we should believe it is the topic of today’s episode, simply called, “The Strength of Joy.”
Today, we are engaged in a battle, well underway, in which one army is against God and everything Christian...from the killing of little babies to the promotion of homosexuality and an attempt to take God out of every place and everything. We are not sufficient, alone and apart from God, to overcome this enemy. But we can win the battle, because, as David said, "The battle is the Lord's." That's the topic of today's GOD'S EVERLASTING WORD podcast.
Many people obey the gospel…but, just like the children of Israel, fewer remain faithful, even in light of such passages as Matthew 10:22, which says, "He that endureth to the end shall be saved." Or Revelation 2, verse 10, which has Jesus saying, "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." And when we see the dangers of unfaithfulness, I think all of us might need to ask ourselves, "Can the Lord call me faithful?" That's the topic of today's GOD'S EVERLASTING WORD podcast.
In Acts 8:36, we find a man asking, “What doth hinder me to be baptized?” Here was a man who wanted to be baptized...and he was asking, “What’s stopping me?” You know, a lot of people today will ask, “Why must I, or why should I be baptized?” But the Ethiopian simply said, “What’s hindering me?” Why would anyone be hindered from being baptized? What does the Bible say?
A thought found in Philippians 3:13,14 offers a contrast in living -- paying the cost of what it takes to gain eternal life or paying the cost of physical living and losing our soul. What does the Bible say about, the high cost of low living?
In Psalm 19:7-9, we find: "The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple." Volumes could be written on the entire passage, but in regard to the statement found in verse 7, I think the world needs to learn that message more than any other. In a time when God's Word is questioned on every hand, or is simply ignored altogether, today's lesson is one which could certainly considered as, "timely."
The Bible tells us about a kingdom that cannot be destroyed. In fact, the Old Testament tells us about several kingdoms that would rise and fall throughout history...but were defeated by a kingdom that can never be moved. In fact, that kingdom is in existence today. The apostle Paul was one of its citizens...and you can be, too! In fact, it’s the subject of today’s episode -- “The Immovable Kingdom.”