2 Corinthians 5:14-15 ESV “For the love of Christ controls us because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.” I was curious … Continue reading Slaves of Righteousness
Are You Being Trained in Righteousness?
Titus 2:11-14 ESV “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave … Continue reading Are You Being Trained in Righteousness?
The Righteousness that Comes by Faith
Genesis 6:5-13 ESV “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart… “Now the earth was corrupt in … Continue reading The Righteousness that Comes by Faith
Seeking to Establish Your Own Righteousness
Romans 10:1-4 ESV “Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to … Continue reading Seeking to Establish Your Own Righteousness
The Battle for Truth is Intense
Psalms 11:1-3 ESV “In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, ‘Flee like a bird to your mountain, for behold, the wicked bend the bow; they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart; if the foundations are destroyed, what can … Continue reading The Battle for Truth is Intense
When Judgment Comes
The Path of the Righteous Isaiah 26:7-9 ESV “The path of the righteous is level; you make level the way of the righteous. In the path of your judgments, O Lord, we wait for you; your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul. My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit … Continue reading When Judgment Comes
Have You Lost Your Saltiness?
Salt of the Earth Matthew 5:13 ESV “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.” Salt is used both as a preservative and as seasoning for … Continue reading Have You Lost Your Saltiness?
Approve What is Excellent
Because of Your Partnership Philippians 1:3-6 ESV “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a … Continue reading Approve What is Excellent
Created to be Like God
The Truth that is in Jesus Ephesians 4:21-24 ESV “But that is not the way you learned Christ! — assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through … Continue reading Created to be Like God
Whoever Follows Jesus Christ
The Light of Life John 8:12 ESV “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’.” Jesus is the light of the world. The light is righteousness and truth, and it is the gospel of our … Continue reading Whoever Follows Jesus Christ