Devotional

The Weapons of Our Warfare

April 17, 2017

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians […]

The Battle Is the Lord’s!

April 10, 2017

Over the last few weeks, we have established the reality of spiritual warfare. Now, we need to learn how to survive in this invisible battle. The first thing to remember is that “the battle is the Lord’s” (1 Samuel 17:47); therefore, we must be “strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” […]

The Conflict

April 3, 2017

The next thing we need to consider is the intimate nature of the conflict indicated by the term wrestle. There are really two aspects to spiritual warfare. There is the general sense in which the collective forces of God are battling the collective forces of Satan. Then there is also a very personal aspect in […]

The Opposition

March 27, 2017

As we continue our look at the topic of spiritual warfare, let’s consider the inspiration behind the conflict: the devil and his angels. Who is the devil? Is he a real entity or just a mythological figure? Who is the Devil? The Bible teaches that the devil is a real person, a spirit being who […]

The Battle

March 20, 2017

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:11–12 Wouldn’t […]

God’s Blessing for Marriage

March 13, 2017

We have considered the origins of marriage, its purpose, and the keys to a God-glorifying marriage. In closing, this is what we need to remember. Marriage is God’s good gift to us, to bless us. Cheryl and I will be celebrating our 37th anniversary this May. We’ve had our ups and downs. We’ve had good […]

Marriage: A Good Gift

March 6, 2017

Last week, we looked at the first key to a God-glorifying marriage, that being marriage is a stewardship, and we will be held accountable to Him for how we treat our spouses. Second, we need to recognize that marriage is a gift from God to be enjoyed. What is the idea behind a gift? Well, […]

What Are the Keys to a God-glorifying Marriage?

February 27, 2017

For the past few weeks, we’ve been focusing on the subject of marriage—its origin and its purpose. Now, let’s move on to the third and final question: what are the keys to a God-glorifying marriage? For that’s what God intends. He wants marriage to glorify Him. So, how do we do that? How do we […]

Be Fruitful and Multiply

February 20, 2017

Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28 Last week we looked at the first purpose for marriage: […]

Companionship

February 13, 2017

And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him” (Genesis 2:18). In Genesis 1, it says that God is surveying His whole creation, and He sees that everything is good, with one exception—the loneliness of man. So God says, I’m going […]