Called According to His Will

Ephesians 1:1-2 ESV “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” What is written in this book of Ephesians is a letter that Paul wrote … Continue reading Called According to His Will

Who Do You Say?

Matthew 16:13-17 ESV Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say … Continue reading Who Do You Say?

Suffering Unjustly

1 Peter 3:8-9 ESV Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. This unity of mind that we, … Continue reading Suffering Unjustly

Love and Grace

Have you sinned against God? We all have! Did you feel shame and guilt for what you did? Been there. Done that, too! If you didn’t, that’s a problem. Did you wish for a way out from under your yoke of slavery to sin? I did, and I hope you did, too, or that you … Continue reading Love and Grace

They Confuse You

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4:47 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “I’ll Walk with God.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Isaiah 3 (Quoting select vv. NASB). Who is This For? Again, the nation of Israel, from the times of the Old Testament up to Jesus Christ’s death … Continue reading They Confuse You

Partiality to Wicked

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 7:15 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Near the Cross.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Psalm 82 (Select vv. ESV). Showing Partiality (vv. 1-2) God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How … Continue reading Partiality to Wicked

Light to the Eyes

Monday, October 2, 2017, 9:22 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Lord, I Need You.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Proverbs 29 (Select vv. NASB). Stiff-Necked and Ensnared 1 A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy. 3 A man … Continue reading Light to the Eyes

Whatever Comes

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 1:10 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Lord, Move Me.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Philippians 4:4-13 (NASB). Always Rejoice (vv. 4-7) Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord … Continue reading Whatever Comes

Our Merciful God

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 4:40 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Lord, Move Me.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Psalm 116 (Select vv. ESV). Deliver My Soul! (vv. 1-4) I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined … Continue reading Our Merciful God

Cry for Help

Sunday, August 6, 2017, 3:34 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “All Through the Night.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Psalm 34 (Select vv. ESV). All My Fears (vv. 4-7) I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who … Continue reading Cry for Help