Jeremiah 23:23-24 (NLT) 23 Am I a God who is only close at hand?” says the Lord. “No, I am far away at the same time. 24 Can anyone hide from me in a secret place? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?” says the Lord. Psalms 139:7-10 7. Where shall I […]Read more "Establish"
Proverbs 3:11-12 (NLT) 11 My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. 12 For the Lord corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights. Nahum 1:7 (NLT) 7 The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close […]Read more "Love, forgiveness, empathy and compassion Proverbs 3:11-12"
John 15:13 (NLT) 13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NLT) 31 So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God We are called to be compassionate. Most of us would say that we are […]Read more "Uncomfortably compassionate. John 15:13"
1 John 3:17 (NLT) 17 If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? Shows no compassion. Shows no compassion. What a world. I used to drive by a jail or other penal institution and think “lock […]Read more "Compassion John 3:17"
Matthew 7:1-5 “1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your […]Read more "Matthew 7:1-5 Logging camps"
The sacrificial way of love Ephesians 5:2 “1Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and 2walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Follow God’s example and walk in the way of love. What does that look […]Read more "Ephesians 5:1-2"
Colossians 3:12-14 “12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all […]Read more "Colossians 3:12-14"