Entries by David Ball

Hell is a Choice

And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Jude 1:22–23 Maybe you’ve heard someone ask this question or asked it yourself: “How can a God of love send someone to Hell?”J. I. Packer said, “Scripture sees hell as self-chosen. . . . […]

The Strength to Carry On

Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up. Hebrews 12:3 How easily Jesus could have said, “You know what? Forget this. No one here appreciates me. I’m not dying for these losers. They don’t deserve it.”After all, think about what He had to face. His […]

Prayer

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6 I was driving the other day when I saw a car with a student driver sign on top. I gave the car a wide berth, because I knew they were learning. I […]

Do you believe?!

Hebrews 11:6 And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. When Jesus walked among us He healed a great many people. But He did not heal everyone. He could have healed everyone. Jesus […]

Forward March

But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62 It took God one day to get Israel out of Egypt. But it took forty years to get Egypt out of Israel. The Israelites were always looking back. Some […]

A Battle You Can’t Win

Exodus 9:12 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and just as the LORD had predicted to Moses, Pharaoh refused to listen. Someone said “your arms are too short to box with God”. If you’re fighting with God, you’re going to lose. And if you’re running from the Lord, you’re running out of time. God might […]

Weather Report

2 Corinthians 11:25 Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked. Once I spent a whole night and a day adrift at sea. I don’t know if you’ve ever been shipwrecked. I haven’t. But the apostle Paul was shipwrecked three times. Paul told Timothy, “Cling to your […]

How Did I Get Here?

1. Corinthians 10:13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. One of the best ways to deal […]

A Riches-to-Rags Story

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. The history of America is filled with rags to riches stories. In fact one of our Presidents began life as an impoverished […]

Citizens of Another Kingdom

Philippians 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. It seems that no matter how much we attain in life, we always want more. We want the newest, the latest, the coolest thing out there. Part of that is the way God has […]