What I Long For

Holiness is what I long forRighteousness, to walk God’s waysFaithfulness in every footstepWalking with Him day by day Listening to the words He teachesMaking them my faithful friendDoing all that His word shows meFaithful to Christ to the end Loving Jesus, Lord, my MasterSitting daily at His feetLoving all the times togetherWhen my Lord and … Continue reading What I Long For

They Deny God by Their Works

Titus, chapter one, begins with a description of the faith of the elect and their knowledge of the truth. Their faith and their knowledge of the truth accord with godliness. Amen! And it continues with the appointing of elders (overseers) in the church, and with their qualifications. They must be above reproach. They must not … Continue reading They Deny God by Their Works

In True Righteousness and Holiness

The Hardness of Hearts 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 … Continue reading In True Righteousness and Holiness

With Modesty and Self-Control

Titus 2:3-5 ESV “Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word … Continue reading With Modesty and Self-Control

Created to be Like God

The Truth that is in Jesus Ephesians 4:21-24 ESV “But that is not the way you learned Christ! — assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through … Continue reading Created to be Like God

Old Testament, New Testament

Leviticus 19:1-2 ESV 1 Peter 1:14-16 ESV “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.’” “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but … Continue reading Old Testament, New Testament

Make Straight the Way of Jesus

Prepare the Way of the Lord Isaiah 40:3-5 ESV “A voice cries: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places … Continue reading Make Straight the Way of Jesus

Make Straight Paths for Your Feet

Hebrews 12:3-11 ESV “Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “’My son, do not regard … Continue reading Make Straight Paths for Your Feet

It All Has a Purpose

Our Present Sufferings Romans 8:18-25 ESV “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us… And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, … Continue reading It All Has a Purpose

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