The story behind “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;  they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. —Lamentations 4:22-23 Bob Kauflin writes at “Worship Matters.com” Our church as been trying to memorize one hymn a month for the past ten months. This month we’re working on Great is … More The story behind “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

God brings beauty where there was brokenness

Solomon 6:10 I belong to my lover,  and his desire is for me. Steve Zeisler, Peninsula Bible Church: The word translated “desire” in verse 10 is used only two other times in the Old Testament. Genesis 3:16 is God’s statement to Eve: “Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you,” and it refers … More God brings beauty where there was brokenness

Lessons through sorrow

Ray Stedman on Lamentations, to be continued over the next few days: What a description of the utter despair of the human spirit in the grip of deep distress and sorrow! And yet, in each of these chapters an insight is revealed, a lesson that God teaches through sorrow that otherwise would never have been learned. … More Lessons through sorrow

This garden of secret delights locked to all but one’s spouse

A garden locked is my sister, my bride, a spring locked, a fountain sealed. Song of Solomon 4:12 From “TODAY IN THE WORD” Despite evidence that indicates they are effective, abstinence programs continue to be a controversial approach to sex education in many public schools. Most abstinence programs do not use the Bible to convince … More This garden of secret delights locked to all but one’s spouse

Graciously freed

And in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth day of the month, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he became king, graciously freed  Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him out of prison. And he spoke kindly to him, and gave … More Graciously freed