Ephesians 4:17-19 ESV “Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They … Continue reading In Love with Self, Not God
Say “No” to “What’s in it for Me?”
Philippians 2:1-2 ESV “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” If there is any encouragement (exhortation, holy urging, consolation, summons, … Continue reading Say “No” to “What’s in it for Me?”
Making the Best Use of the Time
Ephesians 5:15-21 ESV “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled … Continue reading Making the Best Use of the Time
Times of Difficulty Have Come
2 Timothy 3 ESV “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather … Continue reading Times of Difficulty Have Come
Why Quarrel and Fight?
James 4:1-2 NIV “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight.” If you are one who professes faith in Jesus Christ, and if … Continue reading Why Quarrel and Fight?
Don’t Be Selfish
Philippians 2:3-4 ESV “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Selfish Ambition What is the reason Jesus died on that cross? Was it not that we might die … Continue reading Don’t Be Selfish
Encouragement in Christ
Same Mind, Same Love Philippians 2:1-2 ESV “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” There is a lot of talk … Continue reading Encouragement in Christ
A Joy Beyond Measure
Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom! Give ear to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah! “What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the Lord; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed beasts; I do not delight in the … Continue reading A Joy Beyond Measure
Foot in Mouth
Tonight I had one of those real life lessons taught to me. I will not share the details of what took place, but I will just suffice it to say that I said something I wished I would not have said, and I felt badly afterwards that I said it, and so I apologized for … Continue reading Foot in Mouth
Don’t Be a Slacker!
As I was praying about what the Lord Jesus would have me write this evening, for I knew he was giving me another devotional to write, he put in my mind this passage of scripture found in Proverbs 6:6 (KJV): “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.” “A sluggard is … Continue reading Don’t Be a Slacker!