We are all going to go through trials, difficulties, and sufferings in this life, whether we are a Christian or a non-Christian. It is just part of living in these flesh bodies and in this imperfect and sinful world. Some of us will go through these to a much greater degree than others, but we … Continue reading Suffering Has a Purpose
We read in the New Testament books of the Bible that, as believers in Jesus Christ, we are to walk in him, in his life, in his love, and not according to flesh – not according to sinful passions, but according to the Spirit, etc. For, Jesus Christ did not die on that cross just … Continue reading How are We Walking?
Psalm 31:1, 11-13 NASB “In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness deliver me… Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me. I … Continue reading Take Refuge in God
Those Who Work Evil Psalm 59:1-5 (ESV) “Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me; deliver me from those who work evil, and save me from bloodthirsty men. “For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife against me. For no … Continue reading Sing of His Strength
God Revealed to Us 1 Corinthians 2:9-13 ESV “’What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him’— “these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who knows a … Continue reading Revealed Through the Spirit
Without Lofty Speech 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 ESV “And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and … Continue reading God Prepared for Us
The following is a passage of scripture from the Old Covenant Relationship God had with his people Israel, of that time. Not all of it applies to us today, but much of it does. So, we can still learn from it, and we can glean the New Testament parallels from this passage of scripture, too. … Continue reading But, the Lord Delivered Us