1 Corinthians 15:57 NIV What seems like a setback is often a setup for a comeback! There's no greater illustration of this than Good Friday. On the Saturday between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, it seemed all was lost. But it's not over until God says it's over! The greatest spiritual victory in history was won … Continue reading Your setback can lead to a comeback
"God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry?" - Jonah 4:9 Anger is not always or necessarily sinful, but it has such a tendency to run wild that whenever it displays itself, we should be quick to question its character, with this enquiry, "Doest thou well to be angry?" It may be that … Continue reading “Doest thou well to be angry?”
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight. And he arose and came to his father. But … Continue reading If we confess our sins, He is faithful . . .
"For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth." - Amos 9:9 Every sifting comes by divine command and permission. Satan must ask leave before he can lay a finger … Continue reading “I will sift the house of Israel.”
For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come . . . Therefore let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. (Heb_10:1 and Col_2:16-17) Just as … Continue reading More on Substance, not Shadows, under Grace
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Take careful heed to do the commandment and the law … to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, to hold fast to Him, and to serve … Continue reading Because the days are evil.
The younger son . . . journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. Such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. § We … were by nature children … Continue reading The younger son . . . wasted his possessions with prodigal living.
"Ye that love the Lord hate evil." — Psa_97:10 Thou hast good reason to "hate evil," for only consider what harm it has already wrought thee. Oh, what a world of mischief sin has brought into thy heart! Sin blinded thee so that thou couldst not see the beauty of the Saviour; it made thee … Continue reading “Ye that love the Lord hate evil.”
I will return again to My place till they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face. Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you. § My beloved had turned away and was gone. I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, … Continue reading … till they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face.
You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. - Psalm 139:13 What is there about babies that makes us smile? Many people will stop everything at the sight or sound of a baby and will flock to gaze at the little one. I noticed this when I visited my dad at a … Continue reading New Birth