In recent days we've witnessed the outpouring of grief and personal memories that were triggered with the untimely passing of one of our great actor/comedians in Robin Williams. Th ...
Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. For indeed, those who are far from You shall perish; You have destroyed all those who desert You for harlotry. But it is good for me to... Read more »
What I’ve learned this week…. About God: that his correction is only for my good and to change me inside, not for condemnation. About myself: that I am prone to walk away from God when He only wants me to have relationship with Him and over time to be changed. About my motivations: that I am self-seeking and need to... Read more »
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things [done] in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:10 Although Christians are saved by the blood of Christ on the cross, our deeds will still be judged for the sake of rewards to be... Read more »
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn and confirmed that I will keep Your righteous judgments. Psalm 119:105-106 God’s Law is there to protect us and to give us direction in our lives. They are guidelines in how to walk rightly and not as restrictions or prohibitions of what we... Read more »
Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 Correction given by the Lord is evidence of being His child. It is meant to shape us to be more like Him and to bring us back into obedience.... Read more »
There may be the pleasure of sin for a season but eventually it leads to destruction and death. Flashbacks can occur mentally, while emotionally there is guilt and shame along with fear of failure or punishment. Physically we may bring bodily harm to ourselves such as a sexual addict gaining a VD or a cutter struggling with depression and harming... Read more »
For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him who for their sake died and was raised. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 The complete acceptance and forgiveness of Christ given to us... Read more »
This week, I’ve learned…. About God: that He laid down His life for my sake to make me right before the Father, being robed in the righteousness that’s not my own, but His. About myself: that I am sinful and apart from the Holy Spirit capable of things far worse than I could imagine. He is the sustainer of life... Read more »
Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 Many cannot see that they are pleasing to the Lord so they fall into a lifestyle of performance or works-based righteousness to reach Him. We can never please God as we are as filthy rags before Him who is infinitely Holy, set... Read more »
He made Him who knew know sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 You have been justified by what Christ Jesus did on the cross of Calvary. He bore the sin of the world so that a way could be made for wretched sinful men to stand... Read more »
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