Psalms 19:7-11 ESV “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules … Continue reading More to Be Desired than Gold
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?
Zephaniah 3:1-2 ESV “Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled, the oppressing city! She listens to no voice; she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the Lord; she does not draw near to her God.” This “woe” is a declaration of some type of judgment against those who are rebellious against Almighty … Continue reading With All Your Heart!
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In … Continue reading True Cause for Rejoicing
Romans 5:6-8 ESV For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for … Continue reading Cause for Rejoicing
This morning, the Lord Jesus reminded me of a writing he gave me in January of this year, so I went back and read it (1). It is called “Resting in Him,” and it is written mostly from personal experience, although it is also written from the knowledge of what others have shared with me … Continue reading For the Gospel’s Progress
Fear, anxiety, and worry must be universally troublesome to most people because God/Jesus Christ warned his people, and/or he encouraged his people all throughout scripture (and history) to not fear, to not be afraid, to not fret, and to not be anxious, but “in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,” (to) “present your requests … Continue reading Rejoice in the Lord Always
Life gets hard sometimes, doesn’t it? In this world we will have troubles and hardships. But, this world is not our home. We are just passing through. We don’t belong here. Our home is in heaven with God, if we are his by faith in Jesus Christ. So, that should encourage us, that this is … Continue reading What’s Our Purpose?
Not everyone tells the truth. Not everyone can be trusted. There are many people who tell lies habitually, i.e. it is their practice. Many times they believe their own lies, too, and even if they do hear the truth, and even if they do acknowledge the truth some of the time, “when the rubber meets … Continue reading Truth and Lies
I read 2 Corinthians 1 (Select vv. NIV) All of us, at times, will experience troubles, heartaches, or disappointments, or we will face rejection, criticism, or mistreatment from others. We will meet people in this world who will like us, and then there will also be people in our lives who won’t care for us … Continue reading Wounded and Weary