King Uzziah's extraordinary fame and success resulted in pride and arrogance, so much so that the high priest, Azariah, and 80 other priests confronted him, resulting in the Lord’s striking the king with leprosy, a punishment that would follow him to his grave. In the backwash of all this, a young, very-concerned prophet named Isaiah turned to the Lord to gain understanding.
Think hard about this question for just a moment: what in your life will endure the test of time; what will withstand the ups and downs of the future?
Strained family relationships can lead to feelings of failure and guilt, but there is a way to repair and rebuild damaged relationships.
When the rights of teens clash with the rights of parents, the nest invariably becomes messy. So how do parents maintain a relatively peaceful home when everyone is claiming their rights?
One reason God placed us within families is to prepare us for the world, even if takes hearing the truth “a thousand times.”
Once the foundation of the marriage is firmly laid, six pillars should be built, which will give any family resilience to withstand the erosion caused by the influence of culture.
Before the soldiers came for Him in Gethsemane, Jesus let us eavesdrop on His talk with the Father. It is truly “the Lord's Prayer.” Found in John 17, it is one of the most remarkable and longest intercessions in all of God's Word.
Mark 6:52 records a heartbreaking moment in Scripture: “[the disciples] had not gained any insight from the incident of the loaves, but their heart was hardened.” It took a storm to help the disciples learn a valuable lesson. What will it take for you to surrender to Jesus in faith?
While rabbis of the day taught the finer points of Mosaic Law, Jesus‘ message touched the heart. His words, ignited by the Spirit of God, still cut through the stuff of life and call us to live as God intends for us to live.
Discover from the tragic life of one of the Bible's greatest examples of failed potential just what it means when we don't take God seriously.