“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He... Continue Reading →
God will take care of those things that make you anxious – Do you trust Him?
There are so many times in my life I have forgotten this exhortation. God's care for those who are in Christ comes from a deep concern and love. And yet, isn't it true we try to shoulder our burdens on our own, in our own strength, doing what we think is right in our own... Continue Reading →
Forgiveness Belongs to the Lord Alone
A good reminder that judgment, condemnation, as well as forgiveness come from God alone, according to His word. He alone sets the standard of judgment to determine guilt or innocence in His eyes, pronounces the sentence that satisfies His wrath, and forgives for the sake of Christ's one sacrifice on the cross, which demonstrated His... Continue Reading →
No Room for High Minded Thinking in Christ (Romans 12:3)
In this verse we told not think of ourselves as better than others, especially when it comes to sin and service to the Lord. Any sin in our lives that is overcome or any service we perform is not by our own strength or even our own smarts or will power. It is by God’s... Continue Reading →
It is God Who Works In Us . . .
. . . So that we who are in Christ by faith alone, might not only have the will but also the strength to serve Him according to His word. God's work in the believer is not a work to force him to obedience. It is a work by His grace in undeserving saints in... Continue Reading →
The Fear of Men Brings a Snare . . .
bible.com/114/pro.29.25.nkjv Panic, despair, desperation and bondage will result as we tremble with fear before the power and position of men. But the Triune living God is infinitely more powerful than most the most powerful of men! We need not fear man; for what can man do to us who believe and put our trust in... Continue Reading →
“For God So Loved . . .”
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16 NKJ) It is God who loved us while we were yet sinners (Romans 5:8). This love is a love that is an everlasting love that was set upon... Continue Reading →
The Spirit of Fear vs. The Spirit of Christ in the Believer
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2Timothy 1:7) This verse teaches us that the spirit of fear consists of powerlessness, a lack of love, and an unsound mind. I can't tell you how many times I have fallen into a... Continue Reading →
Come to Christ for Rest
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30) In... Continue Reading →
A Christmas Thought
“So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. . . . And suddenly there was with the... Continue Reading →