Putting on a Mask

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” Outward Appearance “Wearing a mask” has … Continue reading Putting on a Mask

Fight Lies with Truth

James 1:2-4, 12 ESV “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for … Continue reading Fight Lies with Truth

The Perfect Law

James 1:22-24 ESV “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets … Continue reading The Perfect Law

Blessed Beyond Measure

1 Corinthians 1:4-9 ESV “I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge — even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you — so that … Continue reading Blessed Beyond Measure

Though I’m Worn

Psalm 119:113-114 ESV “I hate the double-minded, but I love your law. You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.” A person who is double-minded is a person who wavers or who vacillates in his mind between two opinions or two beliefs. He is often marked by hypocrisy, pretending one … Continue reading Though I’m Worn

A Life with Purpose

Steadfast in Purpose Acts 11:21-23 ESV “And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord. The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he came and saw the grace of God, he was … Continue reading A Life with Purpose

Don’t Lose Control

Psalm 37:1-2 ESV “Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.” We are not to worry or to be extremely agitated or anxious of spirit because of evildoers and their evil plots against us. We are not to … Continue reading Don’t Lose Control

Betrothed to One Husband

2 Corinthians 11:1-4 ESV “I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his … Continue reading Betrothed to One Husband