Current Broadcast

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus instructed His followers to be like two everyday objects, salt and light. But what does that mean and how do we live it out?

More Information
New? Start Here!

Request your free gift, connect with Insight for Living Canada, and learn more about our non-profit Bible-teaching ministry.

Current Devotional

Read Colossians 3:17, 23

My high school graduating class had its 30th anniversary reunion many summers ago. Since I could not attend, I decided to blow the dust off my yearbook and stroll down nostalgia lane. I remembered a project we seniors were given before the yearbook went to press back in ’52. We were asked to think about the next 20 years and answer, “What do I want to do?” The plan was to record our dreams and goals in the yearbook, then evaluate them at each subsequent reunion. Some of the goals are not fitting to repeat, but some are both interesting and revealing:

Win all-American honors and play professional football.”
Finish medical school and have a practice in Honolulu.”
Make a living writing short stories, plays, and novels.”
Travel abroad as a news correspondent.”
Live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse.”

All sorts of goals. Some admirable, some questionable, some crazy, a few stupid. The more I’ve thought back to that end-of-the-chapter high school project, the more I believe we were asked to answer the wrong question. What we want to do is not nearly as important as what we ought to be. And the longer I live the more significant that becomes. It’s possible to do lots of things yet be zilch as a person.

Remember these familiar words penned by the Apostle Paul?

Whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.... Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. (Colossians 3:17, 23)

We’re wise to take our life direction from the Lord rather than our high school classmates. How we do what we do matters so much more to the Lord than what we do.

Are you focusing on being the kind of representative Jesus calls you to be? Or are you caught in the trap of doing what other people expect? The latter will wear you out! The former will bring you genuine fulfilment. Go there.

Devotional content taken from Good Morning, Lord...Can We Talk? by Charles R. Swindoll. Copyright © 2018. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, a Division of Tyndale House Ministries. All rights reserved.

The full devotional can be purchased at

Ministry Offer
Agape...Authentic Love

Jesus loved others to the utmost and mandated His disciples to love each other as He did. Not knowledge but our authentic agape-love marks us as Christ followers. This love seeks the highest good for others; it is unconditional, unselfish, and unlimited.

View Details
Current Articles
Feb 26, 2021

Our acute need is to cultivate a willingness to learn and to remain teachable. How beautiful it is to find a servant-hearted, teachable spirit among those who occupy high-profile positions of authority.

Feb 19, 2021

Good leaders will say, “Stay at it!” Ever notice how motivated and strengthened you feel when you have people who come alongside and let you know they want you to succeed? And the result? “Many people were brought to the Lord.”

Allowing sin of any kind to sit on the throne of our lives brings devastation and destruction. However, with Christ reigning over our lives, the Holy Spirit empowers us to overcome our temptations.

Feb 12, 2021
The Three Most Powerful Words

Three little words. Because they are often hard to say, because we so easily forget, we need to stay in practice. Todd would give everything he owns to be able to say them to Gus tonight.

Insights Publication
Current Video