As we live our life, we will all experience sickness, aging, and ultimately death. When we die, nothing is left. Although the most successful people may leave behind a legacy, what do they have once they are no longer alive? At this point everything that was accomplished and accumulated is vanity. We must conclude that human life is hopeless, yet we are all still looking for hope. There is one person we can place our hope in who has passed every qualification and test, who is eternally secure – it is God. Find out how God can be your hope.
In troubling or distressing situations, people are often perplexed or unclear how to respond. Many turn to prayer in such times, but what do we pray for, and how do we pray? An especially simple and helpful way is to call on the name of the Lord as recorded in the Bible.
Many of us think that the only way to have peace is by trying to control our outward environment. However, we actually are the ones being controlled by our environment. We may hope for the outward environment to become peaceful, but instead, our life is full of constant endeavoring to find and maintain peace. On the other hand, the Bible reveals an entirely different way of living; it is this living that brings in a higher, deeper, lasting, and surpassing peace, regardless of our environment.
The Bible should always have the highest place among all books. The spiritual books should open up the Bible and bring us back to the Bible. The Bible gives us an example of a person needing help to understand the Bible. The same may be true for us.
Read about a few practical considerations and safeguards which can help lead us to read the proper Christian books. We have found that this series of books have helped us the most to know the truths in the Bible in a deeper way, to know God's eternal purpose, and His will for us.