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A final opportunity (Parables of Jes...

A final opportunity  (Parables of Jesus part two)

As He often did Jesus uses an agricultural setting to teach about the kingdom of God; in Luke 13:6-9 He tells the story of a man that had a vineyard and planted a fig tree in it, expecting it to produce fruit; however after returning to it season after season and finding no fruit he […]

God’s loving care

God’s loving care

Psalm 34:18-22 is teeming with God’s truth of which we can only touch briefly in a short meditation. It begins by saying “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart…” which means your inner being, your feelings and intellect become crushed and broken; then it goes on saying, “…And saves such as […]

Merciful

Merciful

“Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy” Matthew 5:7. The Greek word that is used here is ELEEMON which means “compassionate”. The Bible tells us in Ephesians 2:4 that God “is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us”. And in Titus 3:5 “according to His mercy He […]

“I shall come forth as gold”

“I shall come forth as gold”

Many times in the Christian life there arise trials, difficulties, and adversities. As a child of God if you have experienced, or are experiencing these, 1 Peter 4:12-13 has a message for you: “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to […]

Ruth, the transformed life

Ruth, the transformed life

Ruth is a perfect example of one who is not a child of God but turning to Him with all the heart experiences a complete transformation. As a Moabitess she came from a nation who while having a blood-link to Israel as descendants of Lot they were considered enemies of Israel, and thus enemies of […]

The Two Trees

The Two Trees

In Genesis 2 is the story of two trees, the one was life giving and life sustaining, and the other would bring death and all the side effects that came with it. God clearly laid out the choice before Adam warning that he should not partake of the second tree if he would choose life. […]

How About Job?

How About Job?

Job was an upright man that feared God and kept himself from evil, 1:1. Being severely tested he neither sinned with his lips or blamed God, 1:22; 2:10. However he spoke beyond his knowledge, and when God questions him he acknowledges his error, despises himself, repents in full humility, then steps out serving God and […]

Our Intercessor

Our Intercessor

In our last meditation we noted that Jesus does not forsake us in our moment of weakness even if we stumble; rather He intercedes for us before the Father as in Romans 8:34. Today we turn our attention to John 17 where we find Jesus praying for His followers, including us as verse 20 makes […]

Restoration

Restoration

Peter loved the Lord very dearly, yet in a moment of weakness he stumbled. Jesus in that wonderful foreknowledge of God knew this would happen and warned Peter in advance, adding, “I have prayed for you that your faith should not fail” Luke 22:31-32. What a wonderful thought that if we stumble in a moment […]

The Road Of Life

The Road Of Life

As we travel through life we often find it filled with sorrows, pain, hurt, and heavy burdens. The Bible recognizes this in Job 5:7 saying, “man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.” The same sentiment is expressed in 14:1. There are two different Hebrew words used in these verses, respectively meaning trial, […]