Proverbs 15:26 (ESV) 26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, but gracious words are pure. Nice start, ‘eh? It’s true though. Is it a surprise that a God of love would call something an abomination? No, he’s pure love, pure perfect, so anything wicked is an abomination. Even if it’s […]Read more "Bummer. But…. Proverbs 15:26"
Isaiah 25:1 (NLT) 25 O Lord, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God. You do such wonderful things! You planned them long ago, and now you have accomplished them. Proverbs 25:27-28 (NLT) 27 It’s not good to eat too much honey, and it’s not good to seek honors for yourself. […]Read more "A simple plan well executed. Isaiah 25:1"
Hebrews 4:12 (NLT) 12 For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Psalm 67:7 (NLT) 7 Yes, God will bless us, and people all over the world will fear him. […]Read more "Paving the road to the future with egg shells. Hebrews 4:12"
Matthew 5:43-45 (NLT) 43 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. 44 But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the […]Read more "Growing into ancient Matthew 5:43-45"
John 9:39 (NLT) Then Jesus told him, “I entered this world to render judgment—to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.” 1 John 2:4-6 (NLT) 4 If someone claims, “I know God,” but doesn’t obey God’s commandments, that person is a liar and is not […]Read more "Revival will come John 9:39"
Psalm 23:5 (NLT) 5 You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. John 8:31-36 (NLT) 31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. […]Read more "Set free but staying put Psalm 23:5"
2 Corinthians 13:4 (NLT) Although he was crucified in weakness, he now lives by the power of God. We, too, are weak, just as Christ was, but when we deal with you we will be alive with him and will have God’s power. Galatians 2:20 (NLT) My old self has been crucified with Christ. It […]Read more "The slow death of self"