David's bitter experiences contained all the same kinds of stress that plague our lives in the world today; but only through that was he able to learn that the Lord is the only reliable source of security, as we read in his Psalms.
As we consider Saul's disobedience to God in 1 Samuel 15, it will force us to confront the rebel spirit in our own hearts.
Saul's reaction to problems under pressure is to presume that he must act alone rather than obey the commands of Samuel, God's prophet. For this he, and his house forfeit the kingship to David.
The purpose of books like Daniel, Revelation and Ezekiel is not to enable us to divine what's happening in the 21st century, it's to keep us from losing sight of God's lordship over history
The story of King Belshazzar and the prophetic writing on the wall is a warning about pride, presumption and profanity.
The whole purpose of Nebuchadnezzar's dream was to show that God is sovereign over all things and that Nebuchadnezzar has his power and rule because of God.
The story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the furnace is an excellent example of both the challenge and reward of obedience to God in a disobeying world.
Believing in Jesus means much more than mere agreement or acknowledgement of Him for John states that only those who have the Son have life.
In the suffering of His people the Lord's glory and judgment are revealed.
Our sphere as the church has largely been that of a child; we've retreated from one area of life to another, leaving law, politics, education, etc. to the influence of godless people. Toronto is God's city because all authority in heaven and earth belongs to Christ