“Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His words lest He reprove you, and you be proved a liar.” Proverbs 30:5-6 One can read these two verses and come away with some fear. Does it provoke that type of response in you? It… Continue reading How God’s Word is tested
“I have loved you, just as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love.” John 15:9 I was reading through John 15 – what is usually called the upper room discourse – spoken to the disciples by Jesus just before He was betrayed and crucified. When I read verse 9 I just stopped for… Continue reading The Father’s love for you!
“I cry aloud with my voice to the Lord; I make supplication with my voice to the Lord.” (vs 1) “I cry aloud”…Why are we so often afraid to actually speak out loud to God? And the word there really means to shriek from anguish or danger. Are we worried that if He really knew what we were feeling He… Continue reading Being honest with God from Psalm 142
Matthew 13 holds many parables that Jesus spoke to the multitudes. His purpose was to draw those to Him who had ears to hear and eyes to see. I was reading Mt 13 recently and two of the parables about the kingdom of heaven jumped out at me. The first is: “The kingdom of heaven is… Continue reading You are of great value to God!
Psalm 107:20 “He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions (or pits).” Here is a picture of God taking initiative towards those who have fallen into a pit or some other place from which they cannot get out by themselves. “He sent His word” conjures up many images such as… Continue reading God rescues us out of the pit
Fear seems to be running rampant in our world today and it’s not just terrorism, but fear of failure, rejection, poverty, being alone and being lonely, being disqualified from something, being turned down, etc. God knows exactly what troubles our hearts. He wrote about an aspect of it in Proverbs 29:25, “The fear of human… Continue reading More thoughts about fear…
On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?” And He sent two of His disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man will meet you… Continue reading God’s loving provision