Set Apart for God

Psalm 24:3-6 ESV “Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the … Continue reading Set Apart for God

To Do Your Will

Hebrews 10:4-10 ESV For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I … Continue reading To Do Your Will

Seared Consciences

Matthew 15:19-20a ESV “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person.” What is meant here by the heart? The heart (kardia in Greek) is also translated as mind, character, inner self, will, and the center of our being. It is also … Continue reading Seared Consciences

Look for the Good

Philippians 1:18-21 ESV “Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always … Continue reading Look for the Good

Our Strength and Song

In That Day Isaiah 12:1-2 ESV You will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me. “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my … Continue reading Our Strength and Song

He Gets the Glory

Psalm 103:1-5 ESV “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and … Continue reading He Gets the Glory

Transformation

Ephesians 4:17-19 ESV “Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They … Continue reading Transformation

He’s My Strength, My Song

Psalm 34:1-7 ESV “I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! “I sought the Lord, and he answered me … Continue reading He’s My Strength, My Song

Too Mighty for Me

Psalm 18:1-6 ESV “I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved … Continue reading Too Mighty for Me