Fear not, O Jacob my servant, declares the Lord, for I am with you. I will make a full end of all the nations to which I have driven you, but of you I will not make a full end. I will discipline you in just measure, and I will by no means leave you … More God will not withhold the discipline needed
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ…..He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers … More Increase your faith and hope in God
When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps … More The Compassion of Christ
The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. —Ecclesiastes 12:13 Ray Stedman: Everything hangs upon that word, “Fear God.” I know that this is a difficult word for us to comprehend. Most of us think of it in terms of … More Understanding the FEAR of God
Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes: “Take in your hands large stones and hide them in the mortar in the pavement that is at the entrance to Pharaoh’s palace in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah, and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of … More Jeremiah’s stones
So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill. When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was at … More See the grace and power of Jesus
Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman,so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things. In Ecclesiastes 11:5 Solomon continues with two more analogies (Keith Krell): Life is unpredictable and mysterious. Solomon says life is … More God’s control over the wind and bones
Long ago, a Jewish king (Jehoiakim) was handed a scroll with a message from God (written by Jeremiah). As the words were read aloud, the king was offended, and with a small knife he cut out a part of the scroll and threw it into the fire. Whenever he heard things that angered him, he cut it off … More Cutting up your Bible?
Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?” —John 4:31-33 ESV John Piper: For the fourth time in this Gospel, John shows us the … More Without the Holy Spirit we are spiritually blind and dull and unresponsive
The words of a wise man’s mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him. —Ecclesiastes 10:12 We probably all know foolish people who use many words. I know a few wise people who use many words and are discerning and articulate. Using many words is not necessarily an indicator of one’s … More Using many words is not necessarily an indicator of one’s wisdom.