Jesus said that in the same way he was treated when he was on this earth, so will we be treated, IF we follow HIM. He said that as they hated and persecuted him, so they will hate and persecute us (Matt. 5:10-12; Matt. 10:16-25; Matt. 24:9-14; Lu. 6:22; Lu. 21:12-17; Jn. 15:18-20; Jn. 17:14). … Continue reading They’ll Call You Crazy
Have you ever had a conversation with someone who would not listen to what you said, but who decided what you meant, without discussion, and then went on to blast you with all kinds of false accusations? Did this person attack you personally, making false assumptions about your intentions, your character, and the meanings of … Continue reading Trampled Underfoot
2 Corinthians 6:3-10 ESV We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine … Continue reading Persevering
Psalm 139:1-6 ESV O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O … Continue reading Clear Consciences
Isaiah 55:6-9 ESV “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts … Continue reading While He is Near
Job was a righteous man who loved, worshiped and served God with his life. But, one day God allowed Satan to come after Job with all kinds of trials and tribulations. He lost nearly everything. And, then God allowed Satan to inflict Job’s body with all kinds of sores. But, in all this, Job did … Continue reading But Not Adversity?
Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 7:58 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Have Thine Own Way, Lord.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Jeremiah 18 (ESV). Spoiled Clay (vv. 1-11) The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there … Continue reading In the Potter’s Hand