Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. Brothers, pray for us. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. I put you … More “He who called you is faithful, and he will do it.”
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”
The Lord has done what he purposed, has carried out his threat; as he ordained long ago, he has demolished without pity; he has made the enemy rejoice over you, and exalted the might of your foes. (Lamentations 2:17 RSV) Ray Stedman on Lamentations 2: In other words, God is faithful. Suddenly Jeremiah realizes that … More God is Faithful to His Purposes
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. Brothers, pray for us. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. I put … More He who calls you is faithful
“But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. Mark 13:9-10 ESV Pastor Coty Pinckney, in a … More Luther: why should we make Him a liar who has given us such great promises and who commands us to be confident and undismayed?
If his children forsake my law and do not walk according to my rules, if they violate my statutes and do not keep my commandments, then I will punish their transgression with the rod and their iniquity with stripes, BUT (nevertheless KJV) I will not remove from him my steadfast love or be false … More God’s never-failing faithfulness
~From Coty Pinckney, “When God Doesn’t Answer, A Sermon on Psalm 77” The night was dark and foggy. A man walked in the darkness from his house to the cobble-stone street, his step determined and relentless, but his face — had anyone been able to see it in the dark — was tear-stained and weary. … More Behind a frowning providence, He hides a smiling face.
What can we learn from this passage in Joshua 6 about Jericho? 1. If God is for us and with us, high walls and closed doors are not a problem. See also Acts 12:10 2. Things beyond reason and “impossible” require faith. See also John 8:56 and Hebrews 11:1 3. Our responsibilities do not stop … More Lessons from Jericho
For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! Psalm 57:10-11 ESV Spurgeon comments: Imagination fails to guess the height of heaven, and even thus the riches of mercy exceed our highest thoughts. The psalmist, … More Spurgeon:God’s goodness is more vast and more sublime than even the vaulted skies.
Bob Deffinbaugh comments on Acts 25 at Bible.org: At the time of Paul’s conversion, God revealed that he would bear testimony of the gospel “before the Gentiles and kings” (Romans 9:15). Paul has already stood before Claudius Lysias, and Felix, and now Festus, and in the next chapter of Acts (26) he will stand before … More God always keeps His promises.