Choices Tag

The Law of the Harvest: You’ll Pick What You Plant

The law of the harvest is both a natural law and a spiritual law. It’s true in agriculture that you pick what you plant. But it’s also a great spiritual truth that you reap what you sow. A look at two different angles from this irrefutable law of the harvest.


A Champion Does the Right Thing! (Puah & Shiphrah)

There is a law of cause and effect woven into the fabric of our universe. It basically says the small choices you make now can have enormous consequences down the road. In hindsight, the bravery of Puah and Shiphrah NOT to kill the boy babies saved an entire generation of Hebrew men. Included in that generation was a man named Moses—God’s deliverer. If Puah and Shiphrah hadn’t displayed the bravery to defy Pharaoh’s order, Moses’ mother may never have placed Moses in a basket in the river to be discovered by Pharaoh’s daughter.


I’ll Wait for My Reward

When you buy a new car, it has both standard equipment and options. In the Christian life, persecution isn’t an option, it is standard equipment. Jesus didn’t say, “Blessed are you IF people insult you.” He said, “Blessed are you WHEN you are insulted.”


The Blessing of Surrender

Some of you may be stuck on the same channel. Your spiritual life has become a monotony of the same-old, same-old ritual week after week. Ask yourself, “Why stay here until I die?” It may be time for you to make some changes, to get up off your spiritual couch, and change the channel.


Solomon: The King Who Didn’t Follow His Own Advice

Solomon sowed disobedience; he sowed compromise; he sowed little sins of setting up those little altars and before long the Bible says, “His heart had been turned from God.” How different from his father, because although David was a man who sinned and fell, to the very end he still was a man after God’s own heart.


How to Survive Your Teenage Years

I know it is tough being a teenager and it’s tough to be the PARENT of a teenager. Mark Twain gave some advice on raising teenagers, “Things run along pretty smoothly until your kid reaches age 13. That’s the time you need to stick them in a barrel, hammer the lid down nice and snug and feed them through the knothole. And then about the time he turns 16 you’d better plug up the knothole.” It is part of the sense of humor of God that he has arranged it that parents would be going through middle age at just the time when they have teens in their home.