How do you know when you have enough? How much distinction should there be between HAVING and WANTING? God's Word warns the pilgrim of the hindrances of possessions, and encourages those who follow the Shepherd to let Him provide for their wants.
Idolatry is a bondage that enslaves many. You may be surprised, as you listen, to learn what comprises idolatry, and you may discover that you have been serving something other than God. But there is a way to be free; learn from God’s Word how to be freed, and enjoy liberty with His help!
God has a plan for man's happiness—so Satan made a counterfeit plan. Following Satan's plan and trying to find happiness in money, sex, drugs, or good deeds is like leaning on a crutch that breaks and pierce your hand with splinters.
Corinth was one of the great cities of the Roman Empire. The city was noted for its wealth, luxury, and immorality. Paul visited Corinth for the first time on his second missionary journey. He became acquainted with a couple named Aquila and Priscilla, and during his stay at Corinth.
Paul describes many characteristics of the end of the age. There will be a love of money, arrogance, blasphemy, and disobedience to parents. Intemperance will be common. Conditions will become progressively worse as the church age draws to its close. The days will be perilous!
Life is an aging process and for those who reach old age there are special challenges and blessings. Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, describes life and old age well in the book of Ecclesiastes.
"Many consider Psalm 139 one of the most beautiful of all the Psalms in the entire Bible. The 139th Psalm is a soul-searching Psalm, and it is a tribute to the omniscience and the omnipotence of God. The reference is to the true and living God who reveals Himself in the Scriptures."
There are many situations where life seems too much to handle or that disobedience to God would be the wisest course to follow. When you are tempted to think this, remember the two words, "But God..." and the wonderful Bible promises that follow them.