Promises

I was reading Proverbs 19 the other day and verse 22 jumped out to me…“A man is charming when he displays tender mercies to others. And a lover of God who is poor and promises nothing is better than a rich liar who never keeps his promises.” This was one of those times when the Spirit starts… Continue reading Promises

Stand still in your battles

Have you faced a situation in your lives when it appears as if everything is coming against you and you fear failure, defeat, destruction, reject or some other calamity and you just do not have the resources to defend yourself? I think we can all answer “yes” to that question. At least once in our… Continue reading Stand still in your battles

God’s love – He is the initiator!

“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son to be the propitiation (atoning sacrifice) for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 “IN THIS” conjured up a picture of a huge box or container that can hold a great amount of stuff. It is as if God said, “IN… Continue reading God’s love – He is the initiator!

The evil of our day is not the believer’s fault.

Human nature always wants to find a reason for things and point a finger (of blame) as to why something has happened. When we do that it sort of “lets us off the hook” and we feel better, even if only temporarily. I hear all kinds of things said today about why evil is running wild… Continue reading The evil of our day is not the believer’s fault.

God’s mercy in action

“The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.”  Genesis 3:21 I ran across this verse recently and it spoke volumes about the depth of God’s love for mankind. You may well know the event in the life of Adam and Eve when sin entered the world through the… Continue reading God’s mercy in action

Proverbs 3:1-6 – how we approach God’s word

Have you ever wanted to read the Bible and felt a twinge of fear or distress, wondering if you were going to find yet one more thing wrong with you that needed fixing? Have you ever felt a sense of drudgery and duty in reading His word? You know reading the Word is what Christians… Continue reading Proverbs 3:1-6 – how we approach God’s word