You are My Only Hope

Isaiah 53:1-3 ESV “Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no … Continue reading You are My Only Hope

In the Midst of Trouble

Psalms 138:7-8 ESV “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.” … Continue reading In the Midst of Trouble

There are Conditions

Isaiah 43:10-13 NIV “’You are my witnesses,’ declares the Lord,‘and my servant whom I have chosen,so that you may know and believe meand understand that I am he.Before me no god was formed,nor will there be one after me.I, even I, am the Lord,and apart from me there is no savior.I have revealed and saved … Continue reading There are Conditions

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