Becoming wise

Although we have access to God’s wisdom, it’s not something we automatically possess. Rather, it must be diligently sought. And His Word is the place to start, because spiritual discernment comes only when we know the truth and can think scripturally about every situation we encounter.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, January 14, 2022.

The good things in life

God defines life’s good things quite differently than we do, and they’re achieved only by seeking Him. When we make the Lord our top priority, He gives truly good things, such as intimacy with Him, satisfaction, joy, and divine help.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, November 5, 2021.

A Good Question


Take a moment to clear your mind, and breathe.  Now ask yourself this question with the intention of being completely honest:  What am I seeking most in life?

The majority of people in the world are seeking things they will never be able to keep once this lifetime is over.  However, true fulfillment comes only through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and that is eternal.  Like Josiah in 2 Chronicles 34, we too can seek that relationship with the Lord.  It requires a desire to …

Find out what He is like.  Examining God’s Word in depth gives us more understanding of who God is and how He relates to His creation.

Fellowship with Him intimately.  Spending time alone with God reorients out heart with His, but it must be quality time-consistent, alone, quiet, and unhurried.

Follow Him more closely.  The more you allow the Holy Spirit to work His Word into your heart, the more you will want to obey and please our heavenly Father.

These three things undoubtedly bring us closer to God, but we have to make the decision to pursue them.  Do you want to seek God?  Let us resolve to know and love Him more today, and turn to Him for help.

Commentary from the In Touch Devotional, by Charles Stanley, April 1, 2020.

For more information about how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, read the information I have posted at the tab “Jesus”, the second tab at the top of the page on the main website for this blog.  Take care.

Seek the Lord

Acts 17;27

God’s objective for man in revealing Himself as the creator, ruler, and controller of the world is so that man will seek Him.  We have no excuse for not knowing about God because He has revealed Himself in man’s conscience and in the physical world.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Acts 17:27.

Man’s Natural Tendency

Psalm 14;2

The world’s false religions are fallen man’s attempts to escape the true God – not to seek Him.  Man’s natural tendency is to seek his own interests (Philippians 2:21), but his only hope is for God to seek him (John 6:37,44).  It is only as a result of God’s work in the heart that anyone seeks Him (Psalm 16:8; Matthew 6:33).

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 3:11.

The Way Which Leads to Life

The Narrow Gate

The narrow gate is by faith, only through Christ, constricted and precise.  It represents true salvation in God’s way that leads to life eternal.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Matthew 7:13,14.