A Journal for Bible Teachers

Rest in Marriage

Rest in Marriage

The subject of rest is used in a number of ways depicting the blessing of God. The first time rest is used in Scripture it refers to marriage.This is taken from the book of Ruth where Naomi says to her daughter-in-law, “I will give you rest.” The form of rest she was speaking of was marriage. Naomi was going to enable Ruth to be introduced to Boaz, who was...

Marks of Maturity: Part 5 – Wisdom

Marks of Maturity: Part 5 – Wisdom

How much wisdom do we have? Wisdom is the difference between the mature and the immature. In Proverbs 4:7 we are told to get wisdom because “Wisdom is the principle thing”. Wisdom transforms the simple (or child-like) into a discerning adult. (Luke 2:52) Jesus grew in wisdom which caused him to grow in favor with God and man, and wisdom caused him to...

Marks of Maturity: Part 4 – Character

Marks of Maturity: Part 4 – Character

How Well Do We Handle Painful Delays This again is another vital proof of how dedicated we are to God, and whether or not we are a person of strength. Delays and how we handle them reveal whether we are following God only for what we can get out of Him, or if we are following Him simply because we love Him and desire to do His will. What is your response to God...

Marks of Maturity: Part 3 – Failure & Success

Marks of Maturity: Part 3 – Failure & Success

Dealing with Failure Are you ready to quit when you fail? God Himself looked like a failure when He was upon the cross. Failure is necessary in order to experience the fellowship of Christ’s sufferings. (Philippians 3:10). In times of failure we need that violence of spirit mentioned in Matthew 11:12, that Holy Ghost aggressiveness and determination that...

Marks of Maturity: Part 2 – Time

Marks of Maturity: Part 2 – Time

How well do we manage our time? Have we made Jesus Lord of our time? Time is God’s gift to us. Eternity is not concerned with time, but time is the most valuable thing that God has entrusted to us here on earth. It is a stewardship, and a divine trust! It cannot be bought or borrowed! God will ask us what we have done with our time! We putter away so much...

Daily Trust and Obedience in God

Daily Trust and Obedience in God

“Oh Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself, it is not in man that walketh to direct his step.” (Jeremiah 10:23). Man’s Inadequacy This limitation of man’s ability to direct his steps is something we must realise, but in the age in which we find ourselves it is a very difficult thing to come to grips with. We live in an age when emphasis is...

Conquering the Ancient Foes of Envy & Jealousy

Conquering the Ancient Foes of Envy & Jealousy

Envy by definition is “to dislike, to oppose, to have ill will against another who possesses some advantage or something superior.” Isaac’s neighbors, the Philistines, envied him because he was mightily blessed of God, and they urged him to leave the region by stopping up all his wells. Envy is a major reason for the stopping of revival wells (Genesis...

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