Root of Bitterness Which Defiles

Hebrews 12:14 ESV “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” We are all to strive for peace and holiness. Thus, the peace we are to strive for with everyone can never compromise holiness. Holiness must always be what we hold on to. Peace should never … Continue reading Root of Bitterness Which Defiles

In The Day of Trouble

Lord, Be Gracious Psalm 86:1-7 ESV Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Gladden the soul … Continue reading In The Day of Trouble

For His Praise and Glory

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Psalm … Continue reading For His Praise and Glory

Our Eyes on Jesus

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” Hebrews 12:1a NIV The great cloud of witnesses, I believe, are the heroes of the faith of Hebrews 11 who have gone before us. They have set the example … Continue reading Our Eyes on Jesus

Wise or Foolish?

James 3:13 ESV Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. Wisdom includes knowledge, but knowledge alone is not wisdom. For, many people have lots of knowledge, including biblical knowledge, but they are not wise, because they don’t apply the good knowledge … Continue reading Wise or Foolish?

For His Purposes

Philippians 1:12-14 ESV I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord … Continue reading For His Purposes

Family Crisis

Psalm 119:105-112 ESV Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. I am severely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to your word! Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me your … Continue reading Family Crisis