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Meditation 1/7 - 1/13: Trust in Him - Psalm 25:1-7 CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

I Trust In You

I offer you my heart, LORD God,
and I trust you.
Don't make me ashamed
or let enemies defeat me.

Don't disappoint any
of your worshipers,
but disappoint all
deceitful liars.

Show me your paths
and teach me to follow;
guide me by your truth
and instruct me.
You keep me ...Read more

Christians are supposed to be kind and loving, aren't they?

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: I get very upset at people who claim to be Christians, but spend all their time gossiping about others and tearing them down. Christians are supposed to be kind and loving, aren't they? -- Mrs. V.W.

A: Yes, of course Christians are supposed to be kind and loving -- just as Jesus is kind and loving toward us. Anyone who claims to follow Jesus...Read more

Meditation 1/7 - 1/13: 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 didn't God just destroy the devil before he had a chance to do so much evil?

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: Is the devil responsible for all the evil in the world? If he is, why didn't God just destroy the devil before he had a chance to do so much evil? Or do we know? -- Mrs. K.J.G.

A: The Bible doesn't answer all our questions about the devil -- but one fact is crystal clear: the devil is real, and he is absolutely opposed to God. In that sense,...Read more

This one common goal could be our ticket to Heaven

Religion / God Squad /

Q: I'm writing about your comment that "Christianity makes room in its conception of Heaven for all those who never encountered Christian teaching and thus never had the opportunity to accept or reject it." I know Hebrews 9:27 states, "Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment," but nowhere does it say they will go...Read more

Meditation 1/7 - 1/13: 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

Is divorce our only answer?

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: We built our dream house about a year ago, thinking it would make us happy and bring us closer together. But it hasn't; if anything, our marriage is in even worse shape. We argue about everything, it seems. Is divorce the only answer? -- Mrs. S.T.

A: One reason I wanted to reprint your email is because it points to a common problem in ...Read more

Meditation 1/7 - 1/13: Trust in Him - Psalm 25:1-7 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

I Trust In You

To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust;
let me not be put to shame;
let not my enemies exult over me.

Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Make me to know your ways, O LORD;
teach me your paths....Read more

Where did we go wrong?

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: We were getting ready for church this Christmas, and our daughter announced she wasn't going because she no longer believes in God. It's her first semester in college. Where did we go wrong? -- Mrs. E.McK.

A: Don't blame yourself for your daughter's apparent loss of faith; she alone is responsible before God for her decision to reject Him. ...Read more

Meditation 1/7 - 1/13: Trust in Him - Psalm 25:1-7 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

I Trust In You

To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in You I trust,
Do not let me be ashamed;
Do not let my enemies exult over me.

Indeed, none of those who wait
for You will be ashamed;
Those who deal treacherously without
cause will be ashamed.

Make me know Your ways, O LORD;
Teach me Your ...Read more

Did God give up on me?

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: My grandmother says God never gives up on anyone, but she's wrong. God gave up on me long ago, and nothing will ever change that. And frankly, I don't really care. -- B.N.

A: God hasn't given up on you -- but He has given you the terrible freedom to turn your back on Him and destroy your life, if you choose to do so. The Bible warns, "There ...Read more

Spiritual Life: Loving others shows Christ-like servanthood

Religion / Religious News /

America, not so very long ago, practiced what was known as "full service."

There were full-service gas stations -- store employees would carry your groceries to your car and the milk man would deliver milk right to your doorstep. Today, however, we are more familiar with "self-serve" or "self service."

Self-serve. It's an interesting play on ...Read more

Meditation 1/7 - 1/13: Trust in Him - Psalm 25:1-7 NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

I Trust In You

To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;
in you I trust, O my God.
Do not let me be put to shame,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.

No one whose hope is in you
will ever be put to shame,
but they will be put to shame
who are treacherous without excuse.

Show me your ways, O...Read more

When we do something wrong, why doesn't God just ignore it?

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: When we do something wrong, why doesn't God just ignore it? He knows we're not perfect, so why doesn't He just overlook the bad things we do and hope we'll do better the next time? -- F.M.

A: You're right when you say that God knows we're not perfect, because He knows all about us -- not only what we do but what we think. The Bible says, "...Read more

Meditation 1/7 - 1/13: Trust in Him - Psalm 25:1-7 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

I Trust In You

Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed,
let not mine enemies triumph over me.

Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed:
let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

Lead me in thy truth, and teach...Read more

Meditation 12/31 - 1/6: Walk by faith - 2 Cor. 5:2-10 CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

We live by faith

God is the one who makes all of this possible. He has given us his Spirit to make us certain that he will do it. So always be cheerful!

As long as we are in these bodies, we are away from the Lord. But we live by faith, not by what we see. We should be cheerful, because we would rather leave these bodies and be at home...Read more

What is Heaven like?

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: What is Heaven like? My grandmother died a few months ago, and this got me thinking about Heaven. She looked forward to going there (especially as her health failed), but I never asked her what she thought Heaven would be like. Does the Bible tell us? -- G.J.

A: The Bible doesn't answer all our questions about Heaven -- because Heaven is far...Read more

Meditation 12/31 - 1/6: Walk by faith - 2 Cor. 5:2-10 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

We live by faith

God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.

So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. That is why we live by believing and not by seeing. Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away ...Read more

Do you think Jesus might come again during this year

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: Do you think Jesus might come again during this year? I know we aren't supposed to make predictions, but the world is in such bad shape that I don't see how it can last much longer, unless He intervenes. -- Mrs. M.F.

A: One of the Bible's greatest promises is that someday all the evil that infects our world will be destroyed, and Jesus ...Read more

High praise: Pot churches proliferate as states ease access to marijuana

Religion / Religious News /

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Services at the Coachella Valley Church begin and end with the Lord's Prayer.

In between, there is the sacrament.

"Breathe deep and blow harder," intoned Pastor Grant Atwell after distributing small marijuana joints to 20 worshippers on a recent Sunday afternoon. "Nail the insight down, whether you get it from marijuana or ...Read more