"People are wired to respond to their environment. This trait is natural and has benefits for our preservation. But ... we discover that there are also ways that we react that are not beneficial and that we need to learn to control those reactions."
"This covenant of peace was God’s response to Phinehas’ act, it was actually a demand for the zealot to move over to a heritage of peace and acceptance of those different from him forever."
Moran writes, "I am amazed again and again by the faithfulness of our LORD and the consistency of His Word! Let this encourage you in your walk with Him today."
Eric writes, "However, many times in the midst of sharing about the miracle of a talking donkey, we miss a much deeper lesson that is shared in the story of Balaam."
Asher writes, "The first principle of spiritual warfare is humility. Whenever we notice we are in a situation of spiritual warfare, the first thing we need to do is to humble ourselves."
"This approach is not so distant from us. Sometimes we too think that we can “buy” a blessing from God, we think we can make “give and take” deals with the Almighty."
K.J. writes, "Are we prepared? Perhaps not. Can we get prepared? Again, perhaps not but there are still things we can do so that we aren't blindsided by the uncertainties and tragedies of life."
Avi writes, "I took this photo as my wife and I are celebrating 12 years of marriage. The stones represent what we looked like as we entered our marriage – uncut and rough at the edges."
Elhanan writes, "A professor of a Southern California university informed me recently that the idea of a virgin birth is not entirely scientifically impossible."
Aaron writes, "One of the chief reasons the Church of Jesus Christ is so ineffective in much of the world is that it has become a place where most of the people in it stay in spiritual pre-school, or at most kindergarten, all their lives."