Comparing Two Icons of Freedom

Comparing Two Icons of Freedom

The Statue of Liberty is an icon of our political freedom. The Cross is an icon of our spiritual freedom. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to seal national friendship. The Cross was a gift from God …
From the Underdog to the Top Dog

From the Underdog to the Top Dog

We all love rags-to-riches and tragedy-to-triumph stories. We’re inspired when someone overcomes overwhelming odds and obstacles to rise to the top. We cheer when an unknown underdog upsets a favored champion. The Bible contains many stories of God using unlikely...
Where are You Running for Refuge?

Where are You Running for Refuge?

David is the most prominent Bible character besides Jesus. His name, mentioned 1,139 times in the KJV, means “beloved.” He was loved by God and still is by millions of Bible readers inspired by his story. But not everyone loved …
Jesus – The Horn of Our Salvation

Jesus – The Horn of Our Salvation

Horns are very significant and symbolic in Scripture and are mentioned over 100 times. Zacharias, John the Baptist’s father, referred to Christ as the “horn of salvation” in his inspired benediction (Lk. 1:69). This is a name or title that …
Heaven – Don’t Miss It for the World!

Heaven – Don’t Miss It for the World!

What is heaven? Heaven is defined as “the dwelling place of God, the angels, and the spirits of the righteous after death.” Figuratively, heaven is a place or state of supreme happiness. When someone dies, we often use the cliché, …
Dabbling With The Dark Side

Dabbling With The Dark Side

    Darkness is used in Scripture as a metaphor for evil to represent all that is sinful and satanic. In contrast, light is a biblical metaphor for good to represent truth and all that is of God. The Apostle Paul instructed,...
Faith That Is Unshakeable

Faith That Is Unshakeable

In 1957, Jerry Lee Lewis recorded the hit song “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Elvis Presley recorded his version of it in 1970. Of course, that secular song referred to shaking bodies on the dance floor as the rock ‘n …
A Fake Snake on a Stake

A Fake Snake on a Stake

Every story in Scripture teaches us either what to do or what not to do, sometimes both. These history lessons were recorded so we can glean wisdom from them. Why fall into the same trap they fell into? Why not …