Posts Tagged "Column"

God’s Dowry

God’s Dowry

It is said that there has been a change in dowry trends in Korea. One of the leading matchmaking companies in Korea conducted a survey using a sample of 813 subjects and revealed some interesting facts. In the 60s and 70s, dinnerware, a traditional Korean dress, a sewing machine, and an iron were deemed the most appropriate gifts for dowry. In the 80s, electronics such as the color TV were...

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Love trusts and hopes all things

Love trusts and hopes all things

Love trusts and hopes all things. Trust enables us to see all things through the eyes of hope. There was a Japanese Christian man named Toyohiko Kagawa. He is considered by many as a modern Christian saint. Following his conversion, Kagawa as a young Christian activist reached out to poor neighborhoods and evangelized gamblers and prostitutes. As gamblers came to him aggressively begging for...

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The Three Temptations of Jesus

The Three Temptations of Jesus

Prior to embarking on the public ministry, Jesus Christ was tempted by the devil in the wilderness. That He was tempted in the wilderness under the guidance of the Holy Spirit illustrates that all our life’s trials and tribulations are under divine providence (Matthew 4:1). What were His temptations and how did He overcome them? Jesus’ first temptation was turning stones into...

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Tear Bottle of the Lord

Tear Bottle of the Lord

Christianity is the religion of tears. Jesus Christ, Apostle Paul, and David were the people of tears (Hebrew 5:7; Acts 20:37; Psalm 6:6). David mentions in Psalm56 the Lord’s tear bottle: “You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?”(Psalm 56:8 KJV). The setting of this Psalm is David’s apprehension by Philistines in Gath. While in flight...

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Gratitude is the Secret to Health

Gratitude is the Secret to Health

As of 2013, the average life expectancy of men in Korea is 77 years and that of women 84 years. Those of you who exceeded these numbers should be grateful.People in the olden day lived much shorter. The first national survey on the average lifespan of Koreans was conducted in 1926 during the Japanese occupation. It revealed people on average lived 34 years. It is also said that 27 kings from the...

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Angels are Real

Angels are Real

Angels are mentioned in the Bible over three hundred times. This points to the existence of angels. Because angels are spiritual creatures, they do not marry (Matthew 22:30) or die (Luke 20:36). They live forever. In addition to angels, God created the invisible spiritual world (Colossians 1:16). Due to their spiritual nature, angels may not be visible to the physical eyes but they are certainly...

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There is Not Much Time Left to love

There is Not Much Time Left to love

When are people happiest? When, they love and are loved. Love makes both the giver and receiver happy. In this regard, love is on a different level from wealth, success, and power. There are four Greek words for love: Eros referring to love between man and woman, Philia referring to love between friends, Storge referring to love of parents for their children, and Agape referring to God’s...

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Pray in Faith

Pray in Faith

There was a five story building, in which a church occupied the fourth floor and a bar occupied the fifth floor. On Sunday, there was no conflict between two establishments during the day but the mood of peaceful coexistence was disrupted in the evening. The loud music from the bar was easily heard from the church at night and songs of praise or worship services no longer inspired people....

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The Essence of Priesthood is the Word of God

The Essence of Priesthood is the Word of God

God chose the Levites from the 12 tribes of Israel to exclusively assign to them His work. As a result, over 20,000 Levites did the work at the tent of meeting and served other religious duties. Who was Levi, the ancestor of the Levites? He was the third son of Jacob, who killed all the males in Shechem in revenge for the rape of his sister Dinah by the prince of Shechem. Because of Levi’s...

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