We are nearly at the halfway point in our journey of reading through the Bible this year. Some of you have hung in there and are wondering where the NEW posts are…(see the next paragraph) Some of you may be struggling to keep up, wondering if it is worth it. (It IS!!) Some of you … More Keep Reading!
And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be … More Asking for what you DON’T deserve
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” Psalm 122:1 Charles H. Spurgeon, in “The Treasury of David” Good children are pleased to go home, and glad to hear their brothers and sisters call them thither. David’s heart was in the worship of God, and he was … More Spurgeon: Go where your desires have already gone
Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and … More A God who supplies every need
So Jehoiachin put off his prison garments. And every day of his life he dined regularly at the king’s table, and for his allowance, a regular allowance was given him by the king, according to his daily needs, as long as he lived. 2 Kings 25:29-30 Charles H. Spurgeon comments in “Morning and Evening, Feb … More Our Daily Bread
“I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Philippians 4:11 C.H. Spurgeon comments in “Morning and Evening, (Feb 16)” THESE words show us that contentment is not a natural propensity of man. “Ill weeds grow apace.” Covetousness, discontent, and murmuring, are as natural to man as thorns are to the soil. … More Spurgeon: Contentment is one of the flowers of heaven
“For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the … More Good fruit without being born again?
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 Charles H. Spurgeon, from “The Treasury of David” Help comes to saints only from above, they look elsewhere in vain: let us lift up our eyes with hope, expectance, … More To which hills shall we lift our eyes?
D.A. Carson on 2 Kings 22-23, in “For the Love of God, Vol 1, Nov 9” THE LAST SERIOUS ATTEMPT at moral and theological reformation in the kingdom of Judah is reported in 2 Kings 22.After that, there is only the ﬁnal slide into exile. King Hezekiah, the effect of whose reign was so largely good, was succeeded by … More D. A. Carson: Never more than a generation or two from apostasy and oblivion
Yesterday, we saw Hezekiah’s wonderful pattern of prayer in 2 Kings 18. Today in Philippians, we have more encouragement to pray “in everything,” Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, … More Paul: “…but in everything by prayer…”