Entries by David Ball

Leaving a Legacy

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 1:4 When David was on his deathbed, he called for his son Solomon. Solomon was going to carry on his reign as king, and here is what David said to him, “As for you, my son Solomon, know the […]

Decide Today

Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Philippians 2:12-13 In 1787, on the final day of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, a woman known as Mrs. Powell said […]

Keep Your Eye on the Ball

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. Philippians 3:13 When I started learning to play baseball one thing our coach always said was ‘keep your eye on the ball’. Watching the ball is […]

Be a Man of God

Then as I looked over the situation, I called together the nobles and the rest of the people and said to them, “Don’t be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!” Nehemiah 4:14 When Nehemiah and […]

Pray and Move

And the LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward.” Exodus 14:15 The Israelites finally got out of Egypt and were returning to their homeland. But on their way they arrived at the Red Sea. Talk about an insurmountable obstacle. There was no way to […]

How to Start Your Prayer

Come, let us tell of the LORD’S greatness; let us exalt his name together. Psalm 34:3 When Nehemiah heard the news that the walls of Jerusalem had been broken down he was a captive in Babylon. So, he prayed, “O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of unfailing […]

Devotion

Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene. . . . Mark 16:9 Of all the people Jesus could have appeared to first after His Resurrection, He appeared to Mary Magdalene. It is interesting to think about, because, in Jewish culture the testimony of a […]

Christ Died

Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:3 An advice columnist received a letter about the Resurrection. The writer asked, “Our preacher said that Jesus just swooned on the cross and the disciples nurtured Him back to health. What do you think? Sincerely, Bewildered.”This was the response: “Dear Bewildered, Beat your […]

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 […]