Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fear is the opposite of faith. Faith gives us courage even 'though war may rise against us.'

Psalm 27:1-3
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me
To eat up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.
Bible Gateway link: Psalm 27:1-3

Monday, February 23, 2015

Here's a red letter explanation. We need to get away from the thorns and find good ground.

Mark 4:18-19
Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word,
and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
Bible Gateway link: Mark 4:18-19

Sunday, February 22, 2015

I have hated the assembly of evildoers too.

Psalm 26:1-5
Vindicate me, O Lord,
For I have walked in my integrity.
I have also trusted in the Lord;
I shall not slip.
Examine me, O Lord, and prove me;
Try my mind and my heart.
For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes,
And I have walked in Your truth.
I have not sat with idolatrous mortals,
Nor will I go in with hypocrites.
I have hated the assembly of evildoers,
And will not sit with the wicked.
Bible Gateway link: Psalm 26:1-5 (NKJV)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Such a straightforward report of events that changed the world forever.

Matthew 27:35
Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet:
“They divided My garments among them,
 And for My clothing they cast lots.” (Psalm 22:18)
Bible Gateway link: Matthew 27:35 (NKJV)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Every human we ever encounter will let us down at some point. God will not let us down. We have been under His care since He created us and let us live. Whatever the trouble He will help.

Psalm 22:9-11
But You are He who took Me out of the womb;
You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts.
I was cast upon You from birth.
From My mother’s womb
You have been My God.
Be not far from Me,
For trouble is near;
For there is none to help.
Bible Gateway link: Psalm 22:9-11

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The next time you throw your hands up and say "life is not fair," this is what God explained to Moses: life is not fair. He decides who gets his grace for reasons that are His alone.

Exodus 33:19
Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”
Bible Gateway pasage: Exodus 33:19 (NKJV)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sheep or goats? In red letters we find out what really matters. Love Him and one another, not just when it is convenient, but because your own eternal life depends on it. Then take a seat at His right hand.

Matthew 25:31-36
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;
I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
Bible Gateway link: Matthew 25:31-36

Friday, February 6, 2015

We once again face violent adversaries. God's word is as valid as ever and He will keep His promises.

Exodus 23:20-22
“Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.
Beware of Him and obey His voice; do not provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgressions; for My name is in Him.
But if you indeed obey His voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.
Bible Gateway link: Exodus 23:20-22 (NKJV)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Even though God spoke directly to Moses, he needed some good advice about delegating from his father-in-law. When someone offers wise advice, listen carefully. Often, even Godly people do not know how to run their own lives.

Exodus 18:14-18
So when Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he did for the people, he said, “What is this thing that you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit, and all the people stand before you from morning until evening?”
And Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire of God.
When they have a difficulty, they come to me, and I judge between one and another; and I make known the statutes of God and His laws.”
So Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “The thing that you do is not good.
Both you and these people who are with you will surely wear yourselves out. For this thing is too much for you; you are not able to perform it by yourself.
Bible Gateway link: Exodus 18:14-18 (NKJV)

Monday, February 2, 2015

I have been through quite a bit of calamity in my life, but I have never been broken without remedy. All along God was telling me I am not a worthless person. Finally I believe Him.

Proverbs 6:12-15
A worthless person, a wicked man,
Walks with a perverse mouth;
He winks with his eyes,
He shuffles his feet,
He points with his fingers;
Perversity is in his heart,
He devises evil continually,
He sows discord.
Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly;
Suddenly he shall be broken without remedy.
Bible Gateway link: Proverbs 6:12-15 NKJV