May 25 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 124

What’s in a Name?

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

How important is a name? We all have one. And even if a person was born without one, God would know what it was. Even God has a name. In fact, we know him by various names, all for a purpose. In the Bible, the phrase “The Lord” is used over 6,000 times. I haven’t looked at each one yet, but in almost every case that phrase covers over something extremely important. Why didn’t the Bible translators just use the name the Jewish writers put there for God? It would clear up confusion and make God all the more personal. “The Lord,” my friend, is actually Jehovah. Imagine that.

May 16 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 117

Lions and Lambs

Isaiah 11:6

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

If you’ve been a Christian for any amount of time, I’ll bet you’ve heard the saying, “and the lion shall lie down with the lamb.” I’ve seen beautiful paintings with that theme.

Can I let you in on a little secret? That phrase is nowhere in scripture. Very poetic indeed; beautiful imagery, but not scripture. Two mentions in the Bible are of lamb-eating beasts living in harmony together with their prey someday. Here’s one from Isaiah 11:6: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb.” That is why it’s imperative for you to know what the Bible says for yourself.

Mar 22 2016

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 2

Planting God’s Word in our Hearts
Psalm 119:9-11

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

When my children were young, I would read the Bible to them each day. Often we would read through the Psalms or book of Proverbs during the month. I felt it was my responsibility to feed them on God’s word, so they would be wise.

In Psalm 119:9-11, we read: “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to your word. With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your commandments.Your word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against you.”

Planting God’s Word deep in our soul, feeding and meditating on it, aligns our thoughts with God’s. It also gives us truth to share with others. May God use you to speak his Word to folks you meet today, and to be an example of his amazing love.

Mar 21 2016

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 1

Life’s Storms
Psalm 147:1, 16-17

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute. “Praise the Lord; for it is good to sing praises unto our God. For it is pleasant and praise is comely” (Psalm 147:1).

Our recent snowstorm here in Virginia was a humdinger. While taking a break from shoveling, I took a walk. The nighttime sky was bright because the moon was full behind the clouds. The wind was blowing and the ice was beating on my face. My hair was covered with ice. And I thought of a scripture further down in Psalm 147. It goes like this: “He gives snow like wool: he scatters the hoarfrost like ashes. He casts forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?” (Psalm 147:16-17).

Friend, our lives are in God’s hands. So in all of life’s storms, trust God to see you through to that good place, and make you a blessing to somebody else.