by Charles R. Swindoll Scriptures: Psalm 42:1–2 The Bible is filled with references to water. From the creation account where we read that “the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters” (Genesis 1:2), all the way to the last chapter of Revelation where we’re told of “a river of the water of life, clear as crystal” that is flowing from God’s throne (Revelation 22:1), we find literally hundreds of occasions where water is mentioned in the Scriptures. Because water plays such a major role through so many scenes found in the Bible, it should not be surprising to us that waterRead More →

by Charles R. Swindoll Scriptures: Joshua 14:12 Yesterday, I introduced you to Caleb, one of my all-time favorite Bible characters. Talk about a guy who stayed fit! What makes his story so exciting is that the man—at 85 years old—was still at it. He was ready for a brand-new challenge. And what was that? Please take the time to read Caleb’s brief biography for yourself in Joshua 14:6–14. When you do, you will find that he was asking permission to take on the “hill country.” In other words, he was ready to scale the mountainous region. And guess what was up there? Not only fortifiedRead More →

by Charles R. Swindoll Proverbs 22:6 Maybe it’s because I’m soon to have another birthday. Maybe it’s because I’m a granddad several times over. Or maybe it’s because of a struggling young seminarian I met recently who wishes he had been higher on his parents’ priority list than, say, fifth or sixth. He was hurried and ignored through childhood, then tolerated and misunderstood through adolescence, and finally expected to “be a man” without having been taught how. My words are dedicated to all of you who have the opportunity to make an investment in a growing child so that he or she might someday beRead More →