Straight Paths for Your Feet

In Hebrews 12 we are taught that we must get rid of every hindrance to our walks of faith which is weighing us down and is keeping us from walking in full surrender to our Lord. And we are to forsake every sin which clings closely to us, i.e., which is our habit (practice, addiction). … Continue reading Straight Paths for Your Feet

A Faith of Equal Standing

2 Peter 1:1-2 ESV “Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” There are … Continue reading A Faith of Equal Standing

Desiring a Changed Life

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 Desiring a Changed Life

A Good Servant of Christ Jesus

The Apostle Paul wrote this as a letter to Timothy, but that doesn’t mean that some or all of it can’t be applied to our lives in some way. For, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped … Continue reading A Good Servant of Christ Jesus

Endure Hardship as Discipline

Hebrews 12:4-6 NIV “In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “’My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart … Continue reading Endure Hardship as Discipline

Of the World or Of God?

1 Corinthians 2:12-16 ESV “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are … Continue reading Of the World or Of God?

Teach What is Good

In Accord with Sound Doctrine Titus 2:1-6 ESV “But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what … Continue reading Teach What is Good

Legitimate Living

Not United with Ungodly 2 Corinthians 6:14-16 ESV “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols?” As … Continue reading Legitimate Living

Steadfastness of Devotion

James 5:1-6 ESV “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the … Continue reading Steadfastness of Devotion