We must realize that God is sovereign over time all the time, even as it is running out for all of us. God works to make the most of every situation in our lives.
The way men and God look at time and life are very different. But if we come to understand God's perspective, we have a greater chance of living His way!
More time to change does not always lead to more repentance. It may actually increase the danger that we will adjust to the sin and think it acceptable.
John Ritenbaugh reiterates that a life lived apart from God, under the sun, amounts to vanity and a fist full of wind. As we become aware of God's involvement in our lives, we begin to stand in awe of God, developing an appreciation for the proper investment of our time. 780 references to time recur through Scripture. Thousands …
Waiting on God is a work that demonstrates faith in Him, just as much as any other Christian deed. It is often one of the most difficult of all works.
A snapshot of our present circumstances does not show how they fit into the overall record of God's work in our lives, let alone what the future holds.
Psalms 90-100 are prophetic, having a definite time progression, especially referencing the time frame between the Feast of Trumpets to the Last Great Day.
Ted Bowling, drawing a spiritual analogy from the growth of a pineapple, observes that it takes a long time from planting to harvest—approximately three years for the plant to mature. At first, all that matures is the foliage. The majority of the growth or maturation takes place from within. The same holds true for our …
John Ritenbaugh maintains that Ecclesiastes 3:10-15 constitutes a useful roadmap for the confusing labyrinth of life. God's ways are inscrutable to most people; grasping these revelations requires a special gift. Unless God calls us and gifts us with this insight, we will have absolutely no clue as to our eventual purpose, …
Time—it marches relentlessly on, and we have only so much of it. Yet we waste a lot of it on foolish pursuits, procrastination and distractions. John Ritenbaugh explains how getting control of our time puts us in the driver's seat in our pursuit of God's Kingdom!
David Maas, focusing on Psalm 90:12, an admonition to number our days in order to get a heart of wisdom, reflects on the stark contrast between God's robust eternity and mankind's fragile mortality. Meditating on the perils of our transitory existence paradoxically leads to a longer, happier life now as well as in the future, as …
God has a very real concern for us, promising to never leave us. We have to strongly believe in His faithfulness to build a relationship with Him.
Christians need to have a conscious plan in seeking God. Here are several essential qualities that must be included in any successful course of action.
The sanctification process requires us to cooperate with God in order to produce Christian works and character, preparing us for the Kingdom of God.
God based the promises He gave to His friend Abraham on the patriarch's proclivity to believe Him even when he had only partial (and disturbing) information.
How often have we heard—or cried ourselves—'How long, O Lord?' Our great hope is in Christ's return, but it seems as if that time is delayed.
David Grabbe, cuing in on II Peter 3, asserts that there are good reasons why Christ has not yet returned, reminding us that scoffers and false teachers will test the faith of those who once accepted the truth. Some will yield to their natural desires, finding an excuse to forget about their commitment to God. In their desire to …