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The Path I Tread

The Path I Tread

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6). The tendency of our human nature is to figure it out ourselves; but, like a traveler who does not follow the map, we end up at […]

Thankful Delight For God’s Powe...

Thankful Delight For God’s Powerful Word

Psalm 119 is largely about the word of God, and its author utilizes several related terms such as law, commandments, precepts, statutes, and judgments, which are employed well over 125 times in this one Psalm alone (in the King James Version)! Anyone who speaks of a topic so frequently is obviously, deeply ingrained in it, […]

God’s Love Revealed Through His...

God’s Love Revealed Through His Word

God’s love is declared to us in one of the most classic verses in the Bible, John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” Love is very costly; love sacrifices everything for its object. God’s love for us is a sacrificial love that caused Him to […]

The Power Of God’s Word (Knowin...

The Power Of God’s Word (Knowing Christ-Part 1)

We read in Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword …” and this tells us that the word of God is energetic, active, effective, and working. It is something that is said – the thought, topic, reasoning, motive, and expression – specifically the divine expression […]

Better… (Part 4)

Better… (Part 4)

In Ephesians 5:18 we read, “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit.” We do not sanction the use of intoxicants because of their mind altering, physical controlling power, the devastating actions they promote, and Biblical considerations, period. While wine appears to be the most tolerable […]

When Storms Arise (Part 2)

When Storms Arise (Part 2)

  Once again we return to the night storm at sea in Mark 4:35-41, which symbolizes storms that we may face on the sea of life. The disciples, some of them former fishermen knew the natural tactics of how to handle a boat in a storm, but this storm was more than they could handle […]

Distractions

Distractions

Distractions rank high in the cause of accidents that often times produce irreversible results; innocent lives are lost, permanent injuries are sustained, and hearts are left broken and lonely. Distractions can work havoc in your life, and also in those around you! Similarly, distractions in our walk with the Lord and in our spiritual life […]

Times Of Trouble

Times Of Trouble

Words of wisdom from Job 14:1 say, “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble” meaning commotion, restlessness, disquiet, and anger. A like thought is found in Job 5:7, “man is born to trouble…”, and a different Hebrew word here means toil, labor, sorrow, grief, pain, fatigue, misery, and […]

The Song Of The Lord

The Song Of The Lord

Singing is a means of expressing the deep feelings, emotions, and desires of the heart. Singing is likely to captivate the heart and mind of the one hearing it more than just spoken words. So when God sings to, or about us, it is powerful indeed! In Zephaniah 3:17 (Amplified Bible) He is speaking to […]

Shortsighted

Shortsighted

Many today have a shortsighted view of life with self-gratification, pleasure, and the now (present) being as far as they can see; grasping for every emotional high, material gain, and fleshly pleasure they can find, with little or no thought about God, the heart cry of other people, or the eternal tomorrow. Sadly many “Christians” […]