May 30 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 127

House of the Lord

Psalm 27:4

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

It seems like I’ve always lived a long way from family. There have been times when they were close, but long periods of time go by when they are far away. Technology has virtually shortened the distance, but it’s not the same as being there. There’s just something about being face-to-face, feeling a warm embrace, experiencing a loved one up close and personal. Listen to Psalm 27:4: “One thing have I desired from the Lord, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.” Now that is up close and personal.

May 29 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 126

Lord’s Names

Psalm 113:3

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

“From the rising of the sun, unto the going down of the same, the Lord’s name is to be praised” (Psalm 113:3). The Lord is known by many names, based upon how he reveals himself. These various names have meanings related to his many-faceted character. ‘Jehovah Shalom’ means ’God who is our who peace.’ ‘Jehovah Tsidkenu,’ ‘the Lord our righteousness.’ My favorite is found in Psalm 24:9-10: “Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.” His name is Jehovah Sabaoth, the Lord of heaven’s armies.

May 26 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 125


Psalm 34:14

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

I have an idea for you today that could revolutionize the world. It’s actually been tried before, but, being human, it’s difficult. Often we forget, even though we may know about it. Listen to Psalm 34:14: “Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.” Seek peace. In the midst of a struggle, if we could actually seek peace instead of allowing ourselves the right to pursue revenge, or even to get our own way. Seeking peace takes determination, but if we seek peace, look for ways to make it happen, and even pursue it until we obtain it, man, what a different world this would be, yes?

May 24 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 123


Psalm 116:7

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

Today, I’m writing from a resting place. My father in heaven inspired some dear friends to offer Debbie and me a place to recuperate after the Freedom Jubilee tour. It’s much needed, and a great blessing! As I was praising God for this, a hymn came into my head. “There is a place of quiet rest, near to the heart of God / a place where sin cannot molest, near to the heart of God.” Jesus, our blessed redeemer, has given us rest, and that place of rest is the very presence of God himself. Think about it: Jesus has come to allow us into his rest. Therefore with Psalm 116:7 we can sing, “Return unto your rest, O my soul, for Jehovah has dealt bountifully with you.”

May 23 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 122

Oil on the Beard

Psalm 133:1-2

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

When I think of oil running down my beard, I think about washing my face, because obviously I’ve been a little sloppy at the dinner table. Olive oil is pretty slick stuff that doesn’t always behave. Did you know there are verses in the old testament that speak of oil running down the beard? And it’s a picture of God’s blessing, the unity of his people. Listen to Psalm 133, verses 1 and 2: “Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down the beard, even Aaron’s beard.” May God anoint you with the oil of joy today.

May 18 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 119

Natural Disasters

Psalm 46:1-2

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

It’s been extremely windy here lately. A friend of mine got home to find all the stuff in his shed there, but no shed! He looked around to discover it in pieces, two neighbors down! Wind is a powerful force. Some people live in areas where tornadoes and hurricanes are common occurrences. My cousin’s town in Oklahoma was devastated by a mile-wide tornado a while back.

What do you do when disaster strikes? Psalm 46:1-2 tells us, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the Earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.”