May 31 2016

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 52

Mature Men

Proverbs 16:25

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

Guys love to do guy stuff. Like hunting, fishing, sports, cars, smoking, drinking, telling dirty jokes, looking at women. Guys think that being a mature man involves these things. But really, that’s not what it means to be a mature man. Those things are our natural inclination. Through life, we discover we must often discipline ourselves to deny those natural tendencies in order to accomplish something better. Proverbs 16:25 says, “There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Taking control of our natural, carnal nature is what being a mature man is all about, my brother.

May 30 2016

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 51

Thinking about God

John 14:26

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26.

Our natural mind doesn’t think correctly concerning the things of God. Often, our first reaction to a thing is pure, fleshly thinking. It is God’s holy spirit who corrects this corrupt thinking. My prayer for us today, dear friend, is that we will comply with the holy spirit as He coaches us through this life and coaxes us into God’s kingdom. Amen.

May 27 2016

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 50


1 Peter 5:6-7

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

Personal tragedy strikes everyone at some time or another. It can take many forms. For some it may be financial, like bankruptcy, loss due to fire, or theft. For others, the loss of a loved one, severe illness, or long-term pain. Still others may be experiencing the ravages of war, starvation, disease, or homelessness.

No matter the tragedy, we may find ourselves unable to cope with it or even find a solution. Even help from others can evade us. So what to do? Here’s what I suggest. The Bible tells us “Humble yourselves therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your cares upon Him for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7. That’s all your cares, friend.

May 26 2016

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 49

Jesus Can Set You Free

Luke 4:18-19

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

“The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind. To set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19.

Jesus said that as he began his earthly ministry. He did all that when he walked the earth, and he still cares for us today. Are you in need of healing, free? Are you bruised and needing liberty for your weary soul? Jesus can deliver you. He can set you free if you call on him in faith, believing he is able. Call on him while he is near, dear friend.

May 25 2016

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 48

Alcohol and Addiction

Proverbs 20:1

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

“Wine is a mocker; strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1.

The abuse of alcohol is an epidemic in our world. Untold multitudes have been ruined by its’ effects. I know from personal experience how devastating the abuse of liquor can be. It tore apart my family growing up, almost ruined my own family when I got married, and I watched it take a toll on those I dearly love. As of this writing, another life was taken. When will we learn? You might say “I can handle it, I’m not an alcoholic!” Well, good for you – may it ever be so. I’ve been free from the stuff for more than 30 years by God’s grace, so it’s possible for you too, my friend.

May 24 2016

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 47

Hard Work

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

“Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, to which you go.” Ecclesiastes 9:10.

I was watching two men working on a driveway recently. One was operating a machine, then he would get out to rake and shovel. Obviously, he was a supervisor or the owner. He was working hard. The other fellow wasn’t working quite so hard, taking lots of breaks, just sort of taking his time. In the grave, it’s over. So, whether I’m working for myself or someone else, I want to work diligently, to the best of my ability. I want to max out this life.

May 23 2016

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 46

God’s Beautiful Creations

Psalm 107:8

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

“O, that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men.” Psalm 107:8.

How many times have you witnessed a spectacular sunset, or sunrise, and mentioned to the Lord how grateful you are for delighting your senses like that? I suspect there are many folks who don’t even consider God when enjoying those beautiful moments. I’m filled with wonder at just how much of life abounds with God showing us his majesty and beauty. From the variety of flowers and butterflies, to the immensity of mountains and the glory of the heavens, all of our natural world is a testimony to just how much God loves you and me.

May 20 2016

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 45

God Makes the Sun Shine

Romans 8:28, 8:31

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

In the poetic world of music lyrics, there are many metaphors to present the idea of “things going well for me.” ‘Got my mojo working,’ ‘on the sunny side of the street,’ ‘sunshine on my shoulders,’ are just a few examples. You can probably think of your favorites.

I like the way the Bible puts it in Romans 8:28: “All things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are the called according to His purpose.” Do you love Jesus? Are you living for Him and experiencing his blessing? Then you’re on the sunny side of the street. Romans 8:31 asks the rhetorical question “If God before us, who can be against us?” The answer, my friend, is no one!

May 19 2016

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 44

Giving our Hearts to Jesus

Ephesians 1:13-14

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

A line in one of my songs goes like this: “When you give your heart to Jesus, the spirit of the Lord will fill you.” What does it mean to give your heart to Jesus? The apostle Paul writing to the Ephesians in 1:13-14 says: “In whom you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed by that holy Spirit of promise, which is the downpayment of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.”

If you have heard the Gospel, and have given your life to Jesus, my friend, that means he paid for your sins with his own blood, and now lives inside you, helping you to please God. How wonderful is that?

May 18 2016

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 43

Recognizing Jesus Christ

Luke 24:30-31

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

One day, two men were walking towards the Israeli town of Emmaus, discussing recent events. They were traumatized and in great confusion because the teacher they were following, thinking he was the Messiah, was suddenly arrested, falsely accused, then basically murdered by the Romans and Jewish religious leaders.

Suddenly, a man showed up and walked with them. They didn’t recognize Jesus. He expounded from the Hebrew scriptures, beginning at Moses and the prophets, all things concerning himself. Luke 24:30-31 records this: “As they sat at dinner, he took bread, blessed it, and broke and gave it to them, and their eyes were opened; and they knew him.” Have your eyes been opened? Do you recognize the Christ? He calls for you to come and dine with Him.