Solid Rock

The Apostle Paul discussed with the Ephesians the dangers, trials and difficulties he faced in the ministry God gave him. In spite of repeated blows, he was still standing on the Solid Rock.

Acts 24:24

But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

No one promises us an easy road, but God promises us all the tools necessary to finish well.

Think about it.



The account of how God can make the impossible possible is seen in the narratives of Holy Writ.  Jude was addressing some believers who were trying to navigate a minefield of difficulties.

Jude 1:24

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,

As you consider life’s dilemmas, make sure to recall the tremendous promises of God. The way in which God carried His people when there seemed to be complete roadblocks confronting them is encouraging.

Give it some thought.



Politics and the news media in America should draw you to one individual. He is the one who has the answer to all of life’s problems and holds the future in His hands.

The hymn writer put it well:

Jesus is the answer for the world todayAbove Him there’s no other; Jesus is the wayJesus is the answer for the world todayAbove Him there’s no other; Jesus is the way 

John 14:6

 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 

He never said the wrong thing. Two thousand years of inspection has shown Him and Him alone to be perfect. Life will let you down, but He will lift you up.

Think about it.



Have any trouble in your year in kindergarten? Sorry for asking, but I’m trying to get folks to admit to the fact that life presents everyone with problems. There is no escaping this reality.

Over four thousand years ago, Job, a man who was well acquainted with trouble, made the following statement:

Job 5:7

Yet man is born to trouble,
As the sparks fly upward.

I guess that means it is a sure thing. However, when God is in the equation, trouble has a divine purpose and interestingly enough can lead to blessing.

Give it some thought.



Statements like: “No one saw this coming.” or “It’s hard to believe.” are revelations of the unpredictability of life. This deep philosophical topic was addressed by the writer of the short Epistle of James.

James 4:14 

whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

The question, What is your life? is a soul-searching one. Certainly this is one that should be considered by every human being. The only One who is completely familiar with tomorrow is God and we should make Him our Guide.

Give it some thought.


Spiritual Food

I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy food. Jesus took something we are very familiar with to teach a tremendous lesson.

We need to consume spiritual food.

Matthew 4:4 

 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”

When people don’t have an appetite for an extended period of time, there appears to be a serious medical problem.  The same is true spiritually. Those professing Christianity should naturally have an appetite for the Word of God.

Think about it.


Broken People

Have you noticed as we travel this journey called life we come across some broken and injured people.  The buck can’t be passed to anyone else; the emergency requires us to take complete ownership.

Luke 10:33

 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 

I’m so glad the Lord Jesus saw me as beaten up by life’s circumstances and was willing to enter into my condition and save me.

What a tremendous narrative is the account of the Good Samaritan.

Give it some thought.