Pride of Independence

Source of Inspiration

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Sometimes our pride
causes us to not be
able to ask for, or
receive help when we
need it. Yet allowing
others to help us
gives them an opportunity
to receive the blessing
of giving, of learning
compassion and patience.

Remember that this includes
us asking God for help, too!

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Proverbs 19: Following the Plan of God

A Chapter Per Day


I am a planner. I like to know where I am headed and know what I am going to be doing. I don’t necessarily mind modifying my plans, but I like to at least have that blueprint in my mind. Proverbs 19 talks about blueprints as well, but it doesn’t necessarily put a lot of value in my blueprints.

Pro 19:21  There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

I know this from experience. There are plenty of plans that run through my mind. I have all kinds of things I think about doing or might want to do. Some of them are great things, and some of them are kind of average. Admittedly, I know that there are some plans makes that never should be made at all because they are simply a waste of time.

All of these plans…

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God’s Institution of Marriage

Biblical Proof

God's Institution of Marriage

In the Garden of Eden, God allowed man to eat of every tree, that is, every tree but the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Now, most everyone in the Christian community knows what happened when Adam and Eve broke this commandment of God. Although all things in this life belong to God, there are a few things which one treads upon very carefully, or they shall receive a similar punishment.  Let us examine one of two institutions God holds dearly, and will hold man accountable if they misuse it. It is called marriage. The other is called the church, which we will examine in another lesson if God permits.

Marriage

Since the beginning of time on earth God has paired both man and woman together as husband and wife. It first began with Adam and Eve and continues until this very day. God made marriage to be between…

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Take your request to the Lord

No matter how difficult our circumstances are, the Lord is able and willing to provide us with comfort and help. As a believer we are not left without a resource to cope with our problems. Take your request to the Lord and trust-believe He will always do what is best for you.