We Shall Not Be Moved

Psalms 46:1-3 ESV “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah” Life has its ups and … Continue reading We Shall Not Be Moved

Do Not Fear Their Threats

1 Peter 3:13-18 NIV “Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. ‘Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.’ But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to … Continue reading Do Not Fear Their Threats

Don’t Fear What Evildoers Will Do

Psalms 37:1-2 ESV “Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.” Who are the evildoers? They are those who make it their practice to do evil. They are liars, adulterers, murderers, slanderers, idolaters, mischief makers, haters, tricksters, charlatans, … Continue reading Don’t Fear What Evildoers Will Do

Be of Good Courage

Joshua 1:6 ESV “Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them.” After the death of Moses, God chose Joshua to lead God’s people of that time into the Promised Land. So, these were God’s specific directions to Joshua, and not … Continue reading Be of Good Courage

Strength to Meet my Trials

Philippians 4:4-7 ESV “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses … Continue reading Strength to Meet my Trials

Resist the Devil, Firm in Your Faith

1 Peter 5:6-11 ESV “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm … Continue reading Resist the Devil, Firm in Your Faith

Do not Fear! Keep Speaking the Truth!

Matthew 10:21-22 ESV “Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” When Jesus sent out his 12 … Continue reading Do not Fear! Keep Speaking the Truth!

A God-Given Purpose

Jeremiah 1:4-5 ESV “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “’Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’” In Psalms 139 we read that God knit us together in the wombs of our mothers, … Continue reading A God-Given Purpose

If Only I May Finish My/His Course

Acts 20:17-21 ESV “Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him. And when they came to him, he said to them: “You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, serving the Lord … Continue reading If Only I May Finish My/His Course

Be Still and Wait Patiently for God to Act

Psalms 37:1-2 ESV “Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.” Why would we fret because of evildoers? There may be many reasons, but the one reason that is coming to my mind this morning is that if … Continue reading Be Still and Wait Patiently for God to Act