Do Not Throw Away Your Confidence

We read in the earlier part of Hebrews 10 about what Jesus Christ did for us in giving his life up for us on that cross for our salvation from sin. And then we are encouraged to draw near to our Lord with a TRUE heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled … Continue reading Do Not Throw Away Your Confidence

Walk Not in the Counsel of the Ungodly

Years ago, when I used to watch TV and movies regularly (gave those up in 2008), I watched a movie called “While You Were Sleeping” (1995). The story line is this: A woman who worked as a ticket seller at the “L” in Chicago had a secret crush on one of the commuters. He fell … Continue reading Walk Not in the Counsel of the Ungodly

Bringing His Recompense with Him

Evildoers and the Righteous Revelation 22:10-11 ESV “And he said to me, ‘Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.’” The time … Continue reading Bringing His Recompense with Him

So Be Zealous and Repent

I Know Your Works Revelation 3:14-16 ESV “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, … Continue reading So Be Zealous and Repent

The Chosen

My Thoughts “The Chosen” is a TV series about the life of Jesus Christ. It is fiction, not factual, so not biblical in the purest sense of the word. It is inspired by Scripture, but it takes many liberties with the Scriptures and with the biblical characters, too, particularly with the character of Jesus, the … Continue reading The Chosen

Suffering Produces Endurance

Romans 5:1-2 ESV “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” We are made righteous in God’s sight by … Continue reading Suffering Produces Endurance

With All Your Heart

Joel 2:1-2, 11b ESV “Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness there is spread upon the … Continue reading With All Your Heart

Is Jesus Christ in You?

Taking the Test 2 Corinthians 13:5 ESV “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? — unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” When we take an examination (a test) in school, it is to test … Continue reading Is Jesus Christ in You?

Remembering and Forgetting

Why do we need reminders? Because we have a tendency to forget some things. That is why we have calendars which remind us of appointments and planned events, and why our doctors’ offices send us reminders, too. I know that if I don’t write something down, like an event or an appointment, that I can … Continue reading Remembering and Forgetting