Do Not Envy the Wicked

Psalms 73:1-3 ESV (Also read verses 4 to 12) “Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” Under the New Covenant … Continue reading Do Not Envy the Wicked

With Full Courage

Philippians 1:15-18 ESV “Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. What then? … Continue reading With Full Courage

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

That Man

Some of John’s (the Baptist) disciples were envious of Jesus because, according to them, “That Man” was now baptizing people, and people were following him instead of following John. So, John set his disciples straight. He reminded them of what he had told them previously – that he was not the promised one to come, … Continue reading That Man

Love Never Fails

Monday, November 6, 2017, 3:33 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Oh, To Be Like Thee, Blessed Redeemer.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a (ESV/NASB). Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not … Continue reading Love Never Fails