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Christian Power

Christian Power

In late August, a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport claimed the lives of thirteen American soldiers and more than sixty Afghan civilians. Addressing the nation, President Biden spoke about the sacrifice made by American troops. Addressing the terrorists, he vowed,...
Living by Faith

Living by Faith

We observed yesterday that, when he was discontent, Habakkuk took his lament to God. He complained about “iniquity”  and “wrong,” about “destruction” and “violence,” and about “strife” and “contention” among God’s people—and that God seemed not to care. God responded...
When God Doesn’t Care

When God Doesn’t Care

Humans long for contentment and the Bible commends its pursuit. Contentment doesn’t come naturally, however, which is why it is necessary to learn it (Philippians 4:11). One of the ways we can learn contentment is by understanding why we lack it. If we are honest...
With the Spirit

With the Spirit

For the last few days, we have considered something of what it means to walk with God and have looked at two practical ways to aid this endeavour. First, we observed that we can strengthen our walk with God by walking with the Scriptures. That is, we can learn to more...
With the Saints

With the Saints

The story is told of a slave in Maryland in the 1800s known as Praying Jacob. Jacob obtained the nickname due to his habit of praying three times a day, at the same time each day, regardless of where he might be and what he might be doing. One day, Jacob’s master, a...
With the Scriptures

With the Scriptures

Yesterday, we briefly considered what it means to walk with God. We looked at a few unhelpful ways to relate to God and contrasted those with the way God wishes us to relate to him. He wishes us to walk with him, to live a life of meaningful communion with him. But...