How to make God Your First Love

How to make God Your First Love

God’s Plan for the Youth It is the privilege of the youth to have an education in the things of God. God loves them, and he will give to them a rich experience if they will deny self for Christ's sake, if they will depart from sin, and serve the Lord with full purpose of heart. By giving up worldly pleasure, by ceasing to serve self, and learning t

How to Exude Courage in a World of Compromise

How to Exude Courage in a World of Compromise

Making Decisions—A Life Skill Every youth needs to cultivate decision. A divided state of the will is a snare, and has been the cause of ruin to many. In Bunyan's “Pilgrim's Progress” there is a character called Pliable. Youth, shun this character. Those represented by it are very accommodating but they are as a reed shaken by the wind. They posses

The Book of Esther (Part 12: Unusual Callings Come in Unusual Circumstances)

The Book of Esther (Part 12: Unusual Callings Come in Unusual Circumstances)

A Matter of Life and Death As noted in a previous article, the book of Esther is built upon the theme of life and death. Lives are threatened (the king’s life by the doorkeepers, Mordecai’s life by Haman, and the lives of the Jews by Haman), lives are lost (the doorkeepers, Haman, Haman’s sons, and the enemies of the Jews), and lives are saved (Aha

The Book of Esther (Part 7: Shame and Honor)

The Book of Esther (Part 7: Shame and Honor)

A Sleepless Night Providence comes through full force in this episode, and it is only the beginning of the divine power at work in the book of Esther. The night between the banquets, the night before the day when Haman was going to ask for Mordecai’s life and Esther was going to plea for her life, Mordecai’s life, and the lives of all the Jews in t