Tuesday, July 7, 2020

You can be excused from reading the long genealogy of Simeon in First Chronicles, but then you would miss this lovely tribute to the descendants of Ham. Just a little gem in a boring(?) list of names.

1 Chronicles 4:39-40
A broad, quiet and peaceful place in Israel
They journeyed to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks, where they found rich, good pasture, and the land was very broad, quiet, and peaceful, for the former inhabitants there belonged to Ham.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Sign me up! Not one of us can make it through this without His ‘gentle and lowly heart’ leading us to rest.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Sunday, June 7, 2020

As humans we never see the big picture, but one doesn’t have to see it to know the wisdom in this verse. Whatever the endeavor, if it comes from God, it will succeed, if not it will fail. Christianity prevails.

Acts of the Apostles 5:38-39

The Pharisee Gamaliel
(Gamaliel the Pharisee)
“...So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!” So they took his advice,

Friday, May 8, 2020

“Thy God my God.” This verse fills my heart every time. It is so loving and faithful, the perfect description of any true commitment to another human being. Sometimes it is awkward, but this and many other verses cry out for the old King James Version.

Ruth 1:16-17 
And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

Friday, April 24, 2020

This is a prophesy from the Son of God. I’ve been pondering this verse for days in light of the corona virus. This is when knowing the Bible is such a gift. For in it there is this verse: John 6:20 - But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”

Luke 21:9-11 -
“And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.” Then he said to them,“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.”

Bible Gateway link: John 6:20 ESV

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Saturday, April 18, 2020

As we go about our busy lives, we’re often blinded to God’s presence. Ask. Take an opportunity in disruption. Have faith. Oh, and don’t forget to thank God for the opportunity.

Luke 18:41-43 -  

(Jesus:) “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.