Today I am reading in Deuteronomy 13, which is in the Old Testament of the Bible, and which is a teaching under the Old Covenant Relationship God had with his people at that time. So, not all of this is going to apply to us, the church, today. Yet, some of this is repeated in … Continue reading Are You Being Tested?
Psalm 121:1-2 ESV I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. When we are in trouble, or we have questions about life, or we need to make a decision about something and we are not sure what to … Continue reading Calling on God
James 1:2-4, 12 ESV Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing… Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for … Continue reading In Practice
My passage of scripture for today is taken from Matthew 4, which is concerning the three temptations of Jesus by the devil in the wilderness. So, as I began to pray and to ask the Lord Jesus what he would want me to learn from this passage today, he brought to mind this scripture in … Continue reading The One Who Does
A Charlatan is an impostor, a fake, a fraud, a swindler and a con artist; “one making usually showy pretenses to knowledge or ability” (M-W Dictionary). And, a fraud is one who deceives, schemes and tricks others with his lies; with his pretenses and his clever stories he makes up. And fraud, itself, is “deceit, … Continue reading Charlatans
Deuteronomy 7 ESV Life Application (vv. 1-5) When the Lord Jesus saves us by his grace, through God-given faith in him, and he gives us eternal life in him, and deliverance from our addiction to sin, and freedom from eternal condemnation, and we die with Christ to sin that we might live with him to … Continue reading The Unveiling
Matthew 4:1-11 ESV Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But … Continue reading Led by the Spirit