Psalm 23:1-3 ESV “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.” Because the Lord Jesus is my Shepherd, I am not lacking in any good … Continue reading I Shall Not Want
Grumbling and Disputing Philippians 2:14 ESV “Do all things without grumbling or disputing…” There is a massive “dispute” going on right now within the church over the gospel of our salvation. For there is a challenger which and who is standing in opposition to the Lord’s true gospel of grace. Primarily or foundationally the challenger … Continue reading The Challenger
I live in the United States of America, which is a wealthy nation, an affluent nation in many respects. It isn’t that everyone here is wealthy, but perhaps by third world standards we all are. We have many freedoms and privileges that people in other nations do not have. We are pretty much free to … Continue reading Fattening Your Hearts?
Psalm 121:1-2 ESV I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. When we are in trouble, or we have questions about life, or we need to make a decision about something and we are not sure what to … Continue reading Calling on God
Proverbs 24:1-2 ESV Be not envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them, for their hearts devise violence, and their lips talk of trouble. We, who are believers in Jesus Christ, have been given the heart and mind of Christ, because Christ dwells within us by his Spirit. And, the Spirit who lives … Continue reading Exercising Wisdom
Romans 12:9-13 ESV Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to … Continue reading Let Love be Genuine
Romans 12:9-13 ESV Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to … Continue reading For Our Good
1 Peter 1:13-25 ESV Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you … Continue reading Venom
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” For Welfare God has a design for each one of our lives. This design is his intended purpose for us. And, that is that we … Continue reading Hope or No Hope?
Full of Adulterers Jeremiah 23:9-10 NASB As for the prophets: My heart is broken within me, All my bones tremble; I have become like a drunken man, Even like a man overcome with wine, Because of the Lord And because of His holy words. For the land is full of adulterers; For the land mourns … Continue reading My Heart is Broken