Charlene Notgrass
On a recent Sunday afternoon while on the way to a funeral, Ray and I decided to take an extra 15 minutes and drive through the country. The green Tennessee countryside was beautiful. The Sunday afternoon drive with little traffic was pleasant.
We experienced an unexpected joy during our drive--we passed country church after country church. Since Sunday morning worship time at our church is usually over shortly after 11 a.m., many of the churches we passed still had packed parking lots. I was encouraged that so many people were at church that morning.
The people in the churches we passed had something important in common. They knew where to go to find answers for the most important issues of life. In the books of the prophets in the Old Testament, God told the Israelites over and over again to quit trusting in worldly stuff. God told them that the only solid place to put our trust is in God alone.
Many people look to the government and to politicians for answers. God’s Word says something very different.

Do not trust in princes,
In mortal man, in whom there 
is no salvation.
His spirit departs, he returns 
to the earth;
In that very day his thoughts perish.
How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
Who made heaven and earth,
The sea and all that is in them;
Who keeps faith forever . . . .
Psalm 146:3-7 NASB

Many people look inside their own hearts for answers. God’s Word says something very different.

An arrogant man stirs up strife,
But he who trusts in the Lord will prosper.
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool,
But he who walks wisely will be delivered.
Proverbs 28:25-26 NASB

Many homeschooling mamas are afraid that they are missing something important when they homeschool. God tells us how to be sure we and our children have everything we need to learn.

Grace and peace 
be multiplied to you
in the knowledge of God 
and of Jesus our Lord;
seeing that His divine power 
has granted to us
everything pertaining to life 
and godliness,
through the true knowledge 
of Him who called us
by His own glory and excellence.
2 Peter 1:2-3 NASB

Everything pertaining to life — now, that’s what I call a complete syllabus!

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