1 Chronicles 28:1-29:30 And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God—my God–will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of … More Serving the Lord
Acts 15:36-41 I read this and thought of how the church can become divided over issues. It was commendable that Paul wanted to go back and visit other believers in every city where he and Barnabas had preached the Word. I guess he wanted to see how they were doing. He had planted the church … More Division Over John Mark
1 Timothy 1:12-17 I was reading this passage and thinking of how we are all indebted to Jesus. We have done terrible things in our lives but He showed us such love and grace that we could only respond in humility and gratitude. There are times when my past comes back to haunt me but … More Indebted to Jesus
2 Corinthians 11:16-23 Paul had many trials, hardships, faced death, was beaten and persecuted but these things did not discourage him. He delighted to do the Lord’s work. Like David, he could claim, “The Lord is my Helper. The Lord is the One who keeps me alive.” God was with him throughout all these stormy … More From Trials to Triumph
And which of you, having a servant plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat’? But will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for my supper, and gird yourself and serve me till I have eaten and … More No Rewards
“So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God” (James 1:19, 20). James is saying that sometimes we need to listen more and speak less or say nothing. King Solomon says in Proverbs 10:19, “In … More Slow to Speak
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome – 1 John 5:2, 3. Last Sabbath I read this definition in my Bible’s dictionary: Sabbath A holy … More Two Sabbaths?