By Bob Brubaker  |  

Understanding The Times

September 21, 2020

As David is assuming the role of king after the death of King Saul, he does an assessment of people who claimed allegiance and among the resources of men of various talents there were the sons of Issachar who bore this unusual description: 1 Chronicles 12:32 (ESV) — 32 Of Issachar, men who had understanding […]

Come Out From Hiding

September 14, 2020

Have you ever been guilty of trying to hide something in your life? Maybe you have convinced yourself that you’ve even been successful in hiding it from God. Wrong! The Bible is clear that the revealing of our secrets is the beginning of healing. James 5:16 (ESV) — 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one […]

The heart of work is a matter of the heart

September 7, 2020

On this day that is designated in the United States as “Labor Day” – a day to take a break from our labors and be thankful for the opportunity to work and for God’s provisions as we spend time with friends and family, it’s good to reflect on some thoughts about work versus idleness and […]

Instruments of Reconciliation

August 31, 2020

Let’s face it, we live in times of turmoil when people seem to be very intolerant but at the same time there is a constant call for reconciliation. What do we do?  Hide from the problems and hope they will go away? Most people don’t get involved because they don’t feel qualified, but God has […]

For Such A Time As This

August 24, 2020

The words, “for such a time as this” are taken from the book of Esther when Mordecai told his cousin, Queen Esther that she needed to step up and go to the king to plead on behalf of her people, the Jews. At first, she balked because of the fact that anyone who went into […]

The Test of Peace

August 17, 2020

There seems to be a constant call for our attention in many different directions today. Which way do we turn? How do we follow what is right? Wait! We are given the prescription for times like this in God’s word. God has given us what we need, and God has assured us in His promise […]

Preparing To Meet God

August 10, 2020

We prepare for whatever we think is important. Therefore, the converse is also true: if we haven’t prepared for something it’s a good indicator we didn’t think it to be that important. Amos 4:12 (ESV) — 12 “Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to […]

The Gift Of Time

August 3, 2020

There is something in which we are all created equal no matter where we live, no matter what our background; we all have twenty-four hours a day, or 168 hours a week. Time is the great equalizing factor. Even though we all have the same amount of time, there are those who make the most […]

Steadfast and Immovable

July 27, 2020

The Bible is full of admonitions to hold the line and one of the best known is 1st Corinthians 15:58. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV) — 58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. The call is […]

Do you want the truth?

July 20, 2020

There’s a famous scene from the movie, A Few Good Men, in which the question is asked, “Do you want the truth?” with an immediate addition of: “you can’t handle the truth!” That pretty much sums up the condition of our world. We live in a world where on one hand we are crying out […]