Contend for the True Faith

Jude 1:3-4 ESV “Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, … Continue reading Contend for the True Faith

As a Living Sacrifice

Romans 12:1 ESV “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Living Sacrifices When we trust in Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior of our lives, we die with Christ to sin that … Continue reading As a Living Sacrifice

His Plans for Us

Jeremiah 29:4 ESV “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.” The people of God had been living in open rebellion against the Lord, living in idolatry and in immorality. The Lord sent Jeremiah, the prophet of God, to … Continue reading His Plans for Us

Because We Love Him

Psalms 16:4 ESV “The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips.” Another god A god is a deity, a spirit, and/or an idol. He, she, or it is someone or something that is worshipped. And … Continue reading Because We Love Him

Do Not Consent!

Proverbs 1:7, 10-19 ESV “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” “My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, ‘Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason; like Sheol let us swallow them alive, … Continue reading Do Not Consent!

The ONE Who We Belong To

Psalms 42:1-2 ESV “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” Do you know that this is what our relationship with God should be like? We should thirst for our Lord … Continue reading The ONE Who We Belong To

I Shall Not Be Greatly Shaken

Psalms 62:1-2 ESV “For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.” Amen! There are so many different people and ideas and theologies and religions and philosophies and theories out there in the world and … Continue reading I Shall Not Be Greatly Shaken

No Wiggle Room Here

Psalms 40:1-3 ESV “I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to … Continue reading No Wiggle Room Here

Those Who Love Your Salvation

Not Hiding Your Deliverance Psalms 40:9-10 ESV “I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord. I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast … Continue reading Those Who Love Your Salvation

Integrity and Good Judgment

Walking in Integrity Proverbs 19:1-3 ESV “Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool. Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way. When a man's folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages … Continue reading Integrity and Good Judgment