To No One’s Regret

Jehoshaphat was a good king but he made a huge mistake, he arranged for his son Jehoram to marry Athaliah (daughter of King Ahab of Israel and his evil wife Jezebel). To have Jezebel as mother-in-law is unthinkable horror. And Athaliah was equally evil. (Side note: Who you marry likely determines how you turn out…

Growing Powerful in the Marketplace and Wherever You Go

Many people crave for power – sometimes consciously and sometimes unconsciously. We believe we are inherently good, and so we think if only we have power, we can make changes that would benefit the larger body. That maybe true, or maybe not. As believers, God is our source of power. He puts people in positions…

He Did What Was Right But Not Wholeheartedly

“He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, but not wholeheartedly.” (2Chron.25:2) Ouch, that’s a terrible description of King Amaziah (son of King Joash) isn’t it? Many of us Christians today are kind of like that too! Joash did was right in the eyes of God when he first became king. His…

Forgive Us As We Forgive Others

“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespassed against us.” Someone (I think it was John C Maxwell) once said: “Hurt people hurt people and are easily hurt by people.” There are a lot of hurt people around us who are easily hurt by others and knowingly or unknowingly, they hurt others too….

Do Not Trumpet the Good You Do

This is not a new phenomenon – religious people giving to the needy or doing something to help those in need and afterwards trumpeting it so that everyone knows how wonderful they are. Jesus said, “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues…

What Motivates You to Live a Godly Life?

Many say we should be motivated by the love of God and love for God to live a godly life, and not motivated by the fear of losing eternal life. I’d say we should be motivated by BOTH because that’s what the Bible tells us. Jesus will come again, He will judge the living and…