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The truth about the container: When the offering plate was passed in church, a lady didn’t put anything in. When she complained all the way home about how poor the service was, her little boy said, ‘Mum, that proves if you don’t put anything in, you won’t get anything out.’ Marriage is like an...

The truth about Mr and Mrs Right: Many who excel in their careers struggle when it comes to meeting people in a social setting. This has given rise to the twenty-first-century phenomenon of finding a mate through the Internet. Today, in the western world, two out of five marriages begin that way...

The idea of ‘the perfect marriage’ misleads and disillusions us, preparing us to walk away when fantasy clashes with reality. And it always does! Only when you accept the truth about frail, faltering, frustrating people – and you yourself are one – can you find lasting happiness in marriage. So...

We live in a results-oriented society where we’re rewarded for our performance in school, in sports, and on the job. But God doesn’t think like that. His thoughts and ways are far above ours (see Isaiah 55:8-9). He’s not impressed by ‘empty rituals…He wants you to listen to him!’ (1 Samuel 15:22...

God always responds in love to a humble heart, and He always rejects a proud one. One moment King Nebuchadnezzar was boasting about having built the world’s most advanced civilisation. The next moment he’d lost his mind and was crawling on all fours, eating grass like an animal. But when he...

Sometimes we try to excuse our negativity by saying, ‘It was just a thought, it didn’t mean anything.’ But it does! A wrong thought left to roam around in your mind can take root and grow into what the Bible calls a ‘stronghold’ (see 2 Corinthians 10:4). And when a thought becomes that strong,...

God can make you comfortable in some of life’s most uncomfortable places. He can bring you through situations you think you won’t survive, or feel like you’ll be stuck in forever. He can give you peace when you’re under pressure. Before your life is over, you’ll experience loss. Indeed, losing...

The third thing you owe your child is: correction. Many parents make the mistake of always telling a child when he or she is wrong, rather than also taking the time to tell them how to get right, and stay right. Biblical correction involves both. The number one extra-biblical Beatitude for all...

The second thing you owe your child is: direction. The Bible says, ‘Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of correction will drive it far from him.’ Now, it’s not talking about your child having fun, or even making mistakes; that’s a normal part of childhood learning. The...

As a parent, there are three things you owe your child. The first is: affection. The Bible says if you love your child you’ll discipline them. And you’ll do it in love, and not anger. Don’t buy into the idea that good parents don’t discipline their children because they ‘love them too much’. The...