He Has Taken Away the Judgments

Zephaniah 3:14-17 ESV “Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away the judgments against you; he has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall never again fear evil. On … Continue reading He Has Taken Away the Judgments

Unless You Turn and Humble Yourselves

Matthew 18:1-4 ESV “At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, ‘Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom … Continue reading Unless You Turn and Humble Yourselves

He was Smitten by God

Isaiah 53:3-6 ESV "He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. … Continue reading He was Smitten by God

You Will Say to Your Idols, “Be Gone!”

Isaiah 30:8-11 ESV “And now, go, write it before them on a tablet and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come as a witness forever. For they are a rebellious people, lying children, children unwilling to hear the instruction of the Lord; who say to the seers, ‘Do … Continue reading You Will Say to Your Idols, “Be Gone!”

Be Humble, Pray, Seek, and Turn

2 Chronicles 7:13-15 ESV “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I … Continue reading Be Humble, Pray, Seek, and Turn

With All Your Heart

Joel 2:1-2, 11b ESV “Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness there is spread upon the … Continue reading With All Your Heart

For the Will of God

1 Peter 4:1-2 ESV “Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.” When … Continue reading For the Will of God

Your Hope Fully on the Grace

As Obedient Children 1 Peter 1:13-16 ESV “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you … Continue reading Your Hope Fully on the Grace

By the Word of Truth

Every Good Gift from God James 1:16-18 ESV “Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of … Continue reading By the Word of Truth