Proverbs 1:7 NASB The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction. Are you a seeker of knowledge? Do you desire truth? Do you hope to gain understanding? Are you asking for wisdom? Then, you must walk in the fear of the Lord. You must revere him as the … Continue reading It’s Just the Beginning
2 Corinthians 13:1-4 NASB This is the third time I am coming to you. Every fact is to be confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses. I have previously said when present the second time, and though now absent I say in advance to those who have sinned in the past and to … Continue reading Saved to Maturity
Precious Promises 2 Peter 1:1-4 NASB Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; … Continue reading A Lamp Shining
Let’s have a show of hands. How many of us, when we go through tough trials, immediately count it all joy? How many of us delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, and in difficulties? How many of us, when people hate us, when they exclude us and insult us and reject our … Continue reading Leap for Joy?
When you believed in Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior of your life, what difference did that make in your life? What immediately changed? How was your life different from what it was before you believed? Or, did believing in Jesus make a significant difference in your life? And, then, as you have progressed … Continue reading What Changed?
The Apostle Paul said we should put no confidence in the flesh, and then he went on to list the ways in which he had done that (Phil. 3:3b-6). But, I would like it if we could think of the ways in which we put confidence in the flesh, not just in our own flesh, … Continue reading Our Confidence
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “To My Beloved.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 1 Peter 2 (Quoting select vv. NASB). Putting Aside (vv. 1-2) Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn … Continue reading Present Active