The Patience of Job
by Dr. Ron Harvey on September 23rd, 2023
This past Sunday I preached on Job. I shared with you: “Everyone wants the patience of Job; we just don’t want the experience of Job.” However, let me remind you that God used Job’s experience to develop his patience. And patience is a big deal in scripture—· “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him” (Psalm 37:7).· “Wait for the Lord and keep His way” (Psalm 37:34).· “Be completely hum...
by Dr. Ron Harvey on September 16th, 2023
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). The Apostle Paul wrote to those who were the recipients of God’s grace in Galatia and instructed them on the responsibility that was theirs to one another in the church fellowship. They not only had a responsibility for one another, but they had the God-given ability to help one another. The same is t...
Something to be said about Confidence
by Dr. Ron Harvey on September 9th, 2023
When baseball great, Ty Cobb, was seventy years old, an interviewing reporter asked the Hall of Fame player, “What do you think you would hit if you were playing in this era?” (Ty Cobb was a baseball legend with a career batting average of .367). He told the reporter, “I’d probably hit around .290 or maybe .300.” The sports reporter said, “Is that because of the travel, the night games, and all th...
When We Will See God's Victory
by Dr. Ron Harvey on September 2nd, 2023
There is a story that goes back to ancient times about a king who had a boulder placed on a much-travelled roadway. Then he hid out to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the kingdom’s wealthiest merchants and even some of the king’s own attendants came by and simply walked around it. Many could be heard blaming the king for not keeping the roads clear for travel, but none lifted a f...
Hold on to Hope
by Dr. Ron Harvey on August 26th, 2023
In recent writings, I have urged you to—Receive today as a gift from Almighty God. Do as the psalmist said:“This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24 NKJV).As I suggested last week, you are not going to be able to enjoy today unless you—Let go of past things. Paul said, “Forgetting those things which are behind…” (Philippians 3:1...
by Dr. Ron Harvey on August 19th, 2023
You will recall that in my last writing I urged you to—Receive today as a gift from Almighty God. Rejoice in it! Highly regard it! Do as the psalmist says:“This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24 NKJV).The Apostle Paul instructs us to Put our hope in God “who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment” (1 Timothy 6:...