Tag «God»

Therefore, Choose?

Men are choosing every day the spiritual or earthly. And as we choose we are taking our place unconsciously with the friends of Christ or the world. It is not merely what we say; it is what we prefer. When Solomon made his great choice at Gibeon, God said to him, Because this was in …

But God!

What else do we really need? What else is He trying to make us understand? The religion of the Bible is wholly supernatural. The one resource of faith has always been the living God, and Him alone. The children of Israel were utterly dependent upon Jehovah as they marched through the wilderness. The one reason …

Call Out To God

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!You have relieved me in my distress;Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.2 O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach?How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? Selah.3 But know that the LORD has set apart …

What is Peace?

It depends on what kind of peace you’re talking about, world peace, inner peace or peace with man. Then you have the Old Testament peace shalom. How about. “if the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility,” kind of peace? What peace are we talking about here? I would like to talk …

What is Mercy?

I continue to think things through this week. What is mercy? In these verses in Ephesians 2 we find not only God’s mercy, but His grace and love too! Love, Mercy and Grace! Three beautiful words! Just Thinking! But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 …

…it’s a beautiful thing!

The heavens are telling of the glory of God;And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.Psalm 19:1 We all come from a different place.There might be different colors to your face.But we’re all part of this human race,It’s a beautiful thing!It’s a beautiful thing! When we look up we see the stars and …

Work Out Your Salvation!

What does it mean to work out your salvation? What it doesn’t mean is to gain your salvation! Let’s take a closer look… Paul writes… So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and …

Marinating in the Word of God

I was thinking about those steaks I spoke of in yesterdays post. I mentioned that I let them marinate with olive oil and salt. I couldn’t help but think that’s what the word of God does to us, it gets deep into our beings. When the richness of God’s word is always on our minds …

Come to Jesus and Live!

I believe most people in Contemporary Christianity have never heard the words “penal substitution.” But to the student of the Bible they are precious words found throughout the word of God. Peter wrote these words and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and …

The Withered Fig Tree

Yesterday we briefly mentioned Mark 11:12-14 as Jesus curses the Fig tree. I want to talk about that today Tuesday the 13th of Nisan when the disciples asked how the fig tree withered so quickly. Mark 11:20-26 But before we move on to the withered fig tree it’s important not to leave out Mark 11:18 …