Witnesses for God in Finance

Witnesses for God in Finance

     Shortly after graduating from high school, I was hired to work as a teller at a financial institution. At the end of the training period, I was assigned a metal drawer with a key in the lock and was told to open it. When I opened the drawer, I saw more money than I had… Continue Reading

Does God want us to be afraid of Him?

Does God want us to be afraid of Him?

     Does the Bible teach that people should be afraid of God? No, it does not. The Scriptures never say that God wants His people to be afraid of Him. So, What does the Word say? God frequently tells His people to “fear not” and to “be not afraid.” Psalms 34:4 says, “I sought the Lord,… Continue Reading

Jehovah-tsidqenu—The Lord Our Righteousness

Jehovah-tsidqenu—The Lord Our Righteousness

     We learned earlier in this series that God uses the name Jehovah in the Old Testament to show that He is the Lord in relationship to His creation—especially in His covenant relationship with His people. We’ve also explored several names of God formed by combining Jehovah with other Hebrew words to show specific aspects of… Continue Reading

The Lilies and Grass of the Field

The Lilies and Grass of the Field

     Jesus Christ often used objects in nature to teach his followers how to live according to God’s Word. Some familiar examples are the lilies and grass of the field in Matthew 6, which is part of what is often referred to as the Sermon on the Mount. The customs of Jesus’ day shed light on… Continue Reading

Nehemiah’s Project Management Principles

Nehemiah’s Project Management Principles

     In the Book of Nehemiah, we read about a man who served as cupbearer to the Persian king, Artaxerxes, in Shushan the palace. The cupbearer held a very trusted position in the kingdom, for that person would protect the king by tasting the drinks before serving them to him. This cupbearer’s name was Nehemiah.      While… Continue Reading

Jehovah-shammah—The Lord Is Present

Jehovah-shammah—The Lord Is Present

     In the Bible there are a number of different names or titles for God. Each name reveals aspects of our loving heavenly Father and what He provides for His people. Jehovah is a Hebrew name for God used in reference to the One Who is eternal and unchanging—the One Who was, is, and will be.… Continue Reading

Eastern Beds and Sleeping Quarters

Eastern Beds and Sleeping Quarters

     When we look at our beds and sleeping quarters today, we may see a bed with box springs and a lovely, soft mattress. But when we turn our thoughts to the time of the Bible, we find that beds and sleeping quarters were generally much more simple and basic. Just as today, these varied according… Continue Reading

Witnesses in Our Occupations

Witnesses in Our Occupations

     Living the Word’s way day after day brings great blessings and prosperity to our lives. Our homes are blessed, our fellowships are blessed, and our lives flourish and prosper as we keep God first. As God’s Word prevails in our lives, we have the joy of reaching out with that Word in every segment of… Continue Reading

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