"Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost....Likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth." (Luk_15:6-7.) OUR LORD sought the proximity of sinners, not because there was any affinity between His character and theirs, but because He desired to bring them back from the far country into which … Continue reading Seeking Lost Souls
"When I passed by thee, I said unto thee, Live." (Ezekiel 16:6) Saved one, consider gratefully this mandate of mercy. Note that this fiat of God is majestic. In our text, we perceive a sinner with nothing in him but sin, expecting nothing but wrath; but the eternal Lord passes by in his glory; he … Continue reading Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?
Philippians 3:13 NKJV As long as you're holding on to the past, you'll never be able to take hold of the future. The past can be an unbearably heavy burden when you try to carry it. The way to let go of it is to stop thinking about it. Get it off your mind and … Continue reading Forgetting and reaching forward
by LYNN COWELL “A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.” Luke 6:45 (NLT) You can still hear them today: words spoken by a teacher, parent … Continue reading The Final Say
He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. And he will be their peace. (Micah 5:4-5) When Jesus proclaims that he is … Continue reading the ”Good Shepherd”
by ARLENE PELLICANE “But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, ‘Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.’” (Numbers 20:12) (NIV) My daughter Noelle and I were giddy with excitement! We … Continue reading Second Chances
Shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you? There remains … a rest for the people of God. § My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. § There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest. … Continue reading Shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you?
(Morning) Everything that can endure fire, you shall put through the fire, and it shall be clean. The Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. § He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He … Continue reading Daily Light (12 June)
Since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. (Colossians 1:9) When we hear of Christians in other places, especially where circumstances and times are difficult, or they are new in the … Continue reading Bless your people today
by Laura R. Bailey “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God — this is your true and proper worship.” (Romans 12:1) (NIV) Yes! I made it with only five miles left to go until empty. Blinking warning … Continue reading Running on Empty