2 Corinthians 5:1-5 ESV “For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may … Continue reading Always of Good Courage?
Matthew 10:34-36 ESV [Jesus Christ said:] “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person's … Continue reading Not Peace, But a Sword
John 16:33 NIV “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Trouble in the World As the year 2020 is now coming to an end, and as we reflect back over all the events … Continue reading We Will Have Trouble
Philippians 4:4-5 NIV “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” To rejoice in the Lord is not to merely sing songs of praise to him. It means to delight (enjoy, take pleasure) in him, in his grace, and in his … Continue reading What is Your Practice?
Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 5:1-3 ESV If we are poor in spirit, we are humble, not proud. … Continue reading We are Certainly Blessed
Psalm 112:1-3 ESV “Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.” To fear the Lord is to show … Continue reading Our Hearts are Firm
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 ESV “Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will … Continue reading Beware Pied Pipers
Proverbs 15 ESV (Select verses) A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. I am going to enter this subject here with fear and trembling, so please hear me out. First off, I am … Continue reading Prayer of the Righteous
Psalm 56:1-2 ESV “Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me; my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly.” How is man trampling us, the people of the world, and the people of God who are of faith in Jesus … Continue reading Our Tears in His Bottle
Psalm 27:1-3 ESV “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? “When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. “Though an army encamp against me, … Continue reading The Will of My Adversaries