Everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when … Continue reading Take heed to yourself.
Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits — who forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases... (Psalm 103:2-3) Our God is an awesome God. He not only defines and defeats sin; he delivers us from the consequences of sin by forgiving our sins and purifying us. True healing … Continue reading Our God is an awesome God
by VALORIE BURTON “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15-16) I stumbled across a statistic I found awfully difficult to believe. It said that those of us living today have more free time than any generation … Continue reading Choosing the Meaningful Over the Urgent
"These all died in faith." (Hebrews 11:13) Behold the epitaph of all those blessed saints who fell asleep before the coming of our Lord! It matters nothing how else they died, whether of old age, or by violent means; this one point, in which they all agree, is the most worthy of record, "they all … Continue reading They all died in faith.
But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. (Psalm 10:14) Just as God saw the plight of the Israelites in Egypt and heard their cries for help, he still sees and hears today. … Continue reading You are the helper of the fatherless, O God.
Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. § David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. § God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to … Continue reading The Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken.
“You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near … Continue reading The Reward of the Wicked.
The veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. § Christ … suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God. § The way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing. I am the … Continue reading Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has seized the hypocrites: “Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?” § We had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from … Continue reading You were like a firebrand plucked from the burning.
Anne Peterson There you go again. You tried not to go to that negative place, but it still happened. Grumbling and complaining. You don’t know when you really started, but you have gotten pretty good at it. No one likes a complainer. You know you don’t. And yet, you slide down that slippery slope more … Continue reading What Your Complaints Actually Reveal about Your Heart