Proverbs 28:26 Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered. Trusting in your own mind, in your own heart, is the opposite of trusting in the Lord. Look at the contrast: be a fool or be delivered. Remember the words of Proverbs 3:5 and 6? … More Be a fool or be delivered.
Like a pendulum, when we think about our future, many of us tend to swing between two opposite and wrong ends. Sometimes we worry over the future and what it holds…will we have a job? Will we have enough to eat? Will I get cancer? We fret as if we do not remember that we … More Swinging like a pendulum or trusting in God’s purpose?
Today we read Isaiah 17-20, more chapters of woe pronounced against nations, all of which are under the sovereign rule of God. As the Creator of the universe, the God of Isaiah and Israel is not limited to Israel. He holds all nations accountable for their actions. We also see a reminder here to place … More This is what has happened to those in whom we hoped?
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 ESV John Piper, in a sermon from 2 Timothy 4, “I Have Kept the Faith” The faith that Paul has kept is not faith in himself, or in any mere man. It is faith in Christ … More Piper: Faith in Christ Jesus most fully explained as faith in his word.
Ezra was ashamed to ask King Artaxerxes for an escort because he previously had told him, The hand of our God is for good on all who seek him, and the power of his wrath is against all who forsake him. (Ezra 8:22) Almost as if Ezra knew Romans 8:28 says, And we know that for those … More Trusting God and His Goodness
And Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court,and said, “O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you.Did you … More For we are powerless but our eyes are on you
Psalm 127:2 It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Charles Spurgeon wrote in Treasury of David: God is sure to give the best thing to his beloved, and we here see that he gives them … More Spurgeon: Sleep like Jesus
Bob Deffinbaugh comments in a sermon, “What an Amalekite is Dying to Tell David” in 2 Samuel 1- It is a word of warning to any who may be trusting in his or her own righteousness for eternal salvation, who expects that God will surely welcome you with open arms though you have rejected His provision … More A Word of Warning
…for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them. You are my King, O God; ordain salvation for Jacob! Through you we push down our foes; through your name we … More Triple help
Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Psalm 37:3 ESV C.H. Spurgeon: Trust in the Lord. Faith cures fretting. Sight is cross-eyed, and views things only as they seem, hence her envy: faith has clearer optics to behold things as they really are, hence her … More Spurgeon: Faith has clearer optics to behold things as they really are