Faith falters when our attention moves to ourselves. God periodically allows storms to test our faith. We are driven back to God when there is nowhere else to turn.
The demise of an institution can result from the irresponsibility of its constituents; if one member sins, the whole body experiences the effects.
Halting between two opinions stalls a person's spiritual growth and degrades peace and joy, causing him to drift toward despair as trials and arise.
Gideon began his life as a coward, became a conqueror, and ended a compromiser, all the while needing assurances from God to bolster his flagging faith.
As we experience our battles and are tempted to complain as they become more severe, we can react in fear or faith. It is far better to respond with faith.
Caleb and Joshua withstood the fearmongering tactics of the ten faithless spies by calling to mind the providence God had shown toward Israel.
If we patiently endure, trusting in God's faithfulness to bring us to completion, there will be a time when we will attain the rest we desperately yearn for.
Neither Satan nor his demons cause us to sin; we chose to sin, and we die as a result. We were created upright, but bring judgment on ourselves.
Habakkuk learns to look, watch, wait, then respond, realizing that God is sovereign and will rectify all the injustices in His own time.
Martin Collins, reflecting on the fate of the double-minded man in James 1:5, admonishes us to strengthen our foundation of faith in our run-up to Passover. We cannot take the Passover while doubting God's faithfulness in delivering us and giving us eternal life. The love of God is perfected in those who exercise faith by …
Peter, while warning about impending suffering, nevertheless distinguishes himself as the apostle of hope, keeping our minds on what is to be rather than what now is.
We live daily in uncharted territory, but the sobering account in Numbers provides a roadmap, establishing God's pattern of judging our pilgrimage conduct.
Many biblical examples illustrate that when the leader put his faith in God and submitted himself to God's rule, God supernaturally protected His people.