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How can the world be imploding?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The world seems to be imploding. How can this be when we have more psychiatrists, more self-help programs, more churches and inspirational speakers than ever before? — S.U.

A: While so much in our world seems to improve, man doesn’t. We can send a spaceship into orbit but we can’t ...Read more

Meditation 1/10 - 1/16: Weight of Glory - 2 Cor. 4:15-18 CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

An Eternal Weight of Glory

All of this has been done for you, so that more and more people will know how kind God is and will praise and honor him.

Faith in the Lord

We never give up. Our bodies are gradually dying, but we ourselves are being made stronger each day. These little troubles are getting us ready for an eternal glory ...Read more

Why does Christianity put so much emphasis on the human heart?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why does Christianity put so much emphasis on the human heart? It is just a muscle, right? I’m not sure how a heart can be changed without a transplant — H.T.

A: Most people understand when someone says they have a “broken heart.” It is not a physical break, but an emotional break....Read more

Meditation 1/10 - 1/16: Weight of Glory - 2 Cor. 4:15-18 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

An Eternal Weight of Glory

All of these things are for your benefit. And as God's grace brings more and more people to Christ, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.

That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are ...Read more

The God Squad: What happens at Jewish burials

Religion / God Squad /

Q: I have enjoyed reading your column for years and have learned a lot about the different religions in our world. A person I work with, who is Jewish, lost his mother recently. Due to the current pandemic, I had the opportunity to watch his mother's service via Zoom. I was surprised to listen to their version of the 23rd Psalm. But what ...Read more

What are the differences between atheism and agnosticism?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I find it interesting that schools have little problem with teaching all religions of the world, including non-religion like atheism and agnosticism. What are the differences between these two non-religions? — A.G.

A: Atheists say they do not believe in God at all, while an agnostic is ...Read more

Meditation 1/10 - 1/16: Weight of Glory - 2 Cor. 4:15-18 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

An Eternal Weight of Glory

Every detail works to your advantage and to God's glory: more and more grace, more and more people, more and more praise!

So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by ...Read more

Is it possible to be both prideful and humble?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My friend says he is both prideful and humble. Is it possible to be both? — P.H.

A: The book of wisdom says with pride comes shame (Proverbs 11:2). Proverbs is a marvelous little book to read daily. There are thirty-one chapters — one for each day of the month. It teaches man how to ...Read more

Meditation 1/10 - 1/16: Weight of Glory - 2 Cor. 4:15-18 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

An Eternal Weight of Glory

For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an ...Read more

If salvation is to be with Christ eternally, why does He leave us here?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: If the ultimate purpose of salvation is to be with Jesus Christ eternally, why does He leave us on this earth? — E.P.

A: For those who follow Jesus Christ as believers in the eternal hope that He gives, our ultimate destination is where Jesus is — Heaven. But He has chosen in His ...Read more

Meditation 1/10 - 1/16: Weight of Glory - 2 Cor. 4:15-18 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

An Eternal Weight of Glory

For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.

For momentary, light ...Read more

How does one recover from this devastation?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: For years I have been in top leadership of a Fortune 500 company and during the pandemic, as though that was not bad enough, my corporate position was eliminated. While I know there are worse things that could happen, this has crushed me and my family, not to mention the embarrassment. How ...Read more

Meditation 1/10 - 1/16: Weight of Glory - 2 Cor. 4:15-18 NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

An Eternal Weight of Glory

All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are ...Read more

Meditation 1/10 - 1/16: Weight of Glory - 2 Cor. 4:15-18 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

An Eternal Weight of Glory

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a ...Read more

Meditation 1/3 - 1/9: Trust in Him - Psalm 25:1-7 NLT

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I Trust In You

To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.

I trust in you, my God!
Do not let me be disgraced,
or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.

No one who trusts in you
will ever be disgraced,
but disgrace comes to those
who try to deceive others.

Show me the path where I should walk, O LORD;
point ...Read more

Is it wrong to pray to have an 'edge'?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I was hired by a company as “an idea guy,” and the Lord has blessed me in coming up with honest and creative ways to do business. This has been an answer to my prayers all through school that the Lord would give me an edge in the workplace and to do something that I enjoy. Is this ...Read more

Meditation 1/3 - 1/9: Trust in Him - Psalm 25:1-7 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

I Trust In You

To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.

I trust in you, my God!
Do not let me be disgraced,
or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.

No one who trusts in you
will ever be disgraced,
but disgrace comes to those
who try to deceive others.

Show me the path where I should walk, O LORD;
point ...Read more

Why has God ignored the suffering that I have experienced?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: If God hears from Heaven, why does it seem that He ignores the immense suffering that I have experienced in my life? — I.S.

A: There are anguishing scenarios of human suffering. All one has to do to hear the cries of the hurting is to listen to the news for just a few minutes, most of it...Read more

The God Squad: New New Year’s resolutions from readers

Religion / God Squad /

I asked you, dear readers, to join me in the hunt for truly novel and spiritually impactful New Year’s resolutions. You flooded the inbox of my life. Thank you. Here is a sampling of some of the things some of you will sometimes try to sometimes do…

From S in Branford, Connecticut:

My resolutions are to be kind and to stay positive. I have...Read more

Meditation 1/3 - 1/9: Trust in Him - Psalm 25:1-7 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

I Trust In You

My head is high, GOD, held high;
I'm looking to you, GOD;
No hangdog skulking for me.

I've thrown in my lot with you;
You won't embarrass me, will you?
Or let my enemies get the best of me?
Don't embarrass any of us
Who went out on a limb for you.
It's the traitors who ...Read more