Second Kings revolves around a life principle not even God violates: persistent sin may be forgiven, but its consequences cannot be erased.
Someone has defined failure as succeeding at something that doesn't really matter. Are you passionate about things that last? I hope so.
Do you know how many promises are in Scripture? How many can you name? Chuck Swindoll says they jump out at you more easily when you're doing a survey of the Bible.
One of the haunting perils of leadership is the great divorce between what happens at the office and what happens at home. Many a man and many a woman may hit a home run at the office, but what good is it if they strike out at home? This is the dilemma Solomon faced as he rose to the position of king over Israel.
Over the years, though, I've come to realize it's important to be honest with our children when they ask those hard questions that don't have straightforward answers.
No question about it. King David remains among the brightest lights of the Bible. So significant was David that God set aside an entire book of the Old Testament to cover David’s 40 year reign…from his highest pinnacle of achievement to his lowest valley of misery and defeat.
What used to be a fearful concept to Chuck Swindoll is now one of his favorite themes: God's sovereignty. What does it really mean to say God is in complete control?
Transition times can be disconcerting. Those who have gone through the remodeling of a home can testify to that! Likewise, changes in leadership at one’s place of employment or moves across the country or new policies and procedures set in motion bring the need to adapt. Being creatures of habit, we are disturbed by these changes.
If you have experienced the spiritual mountaintop you are probably also familiar with the spiritual valley. These low places can be emotionally taxing and sometimes takes the form of discouragement, or even depression.
Just as we each inherit our parents' physical features, we also inherit our sin nature from them. Chuck Swindoll explains how this contamination makes us as "bad off" as we can be.