Trusting God

  How can I trust God when I cannot understand Him?   Suggested Daily Reading: Job 11: 7-12 Imagine a three year old looking with eager eyes at a container of rat poison pellets.  Her Father told her not to touch them because they are bad.  “They will hurt you”, he said.  Should she trust…

Environmentalism

  Q: Are the environmentalists right or wrong? I hear both opinions.   Suggested Daily Reading: Genesis 1:26-31 A:   Today’s environmentalists express a deep love and respect for the environment.  They actively try to protect and preserve nature.  They oppose industrial expansion into natural areas and accuse mankind of abusive, wasteful and harmful environmental practices.…

Experiential Religion

Q: What is meant by experiential religion? Suggested Daily Reading: Acts 26:24-32 A: Think of a doctor who specializes in working with people who have cancer. He believes that cancer is real. He diagnoses cancer and provides treatment plans for his patients every day. But today is different. This doctor is informed that he has cancer!…

Pornography

Q: Why does everyone in the church say that looking at pornography is so dangerous?   Suggested Daily Reading: Romans 6:12-16 A: God warns us not to sin and not to give in to sinful lusts.  If we do, these sins can gain a deep hold over us.  We can become addicted to them, to…

Prayer

Q: If everything is already determined and decreed by God, why pray?   Suggested Daily Reading: Genesis 24:1-28 God does not need us to inform Him of our thoughts or needs in prayer.  He already knows them perfectly.  Prayer will not change God’s will.  All is included in His eternal decree.  But, God encourages us…

Obedience or Legalism?

Q: Someone told me that if I try to strictly obey God’s law that this is legalism, and that legalism is wrong.  Is this true?   Suggested Daily Reading: James 1:19-27 A:  What would you think of a guy who tells everyone that he really loves his girlfriend, but he is not very interested in…

Beginnings

With so many different opinions today, and with everyone believing that he or she is right, how can I know what is true? Where should I begin? Suggested Daily Reading: Genesis 1:1-7 Beginnings are important. They are direction setting. Imagine a couple departing from a hotel early in the morning. They merge on to the…

Plants & Pillars 2020!

Good day Plants and Pillars supporters, I would like to wish you all a very blessed 2020! 2019 was a very good year for Plants and Pillars and has gradually seen our team, as well as our daily visitors, grow! We are grateful you have signed up to receive our daily readings by email and…