Micah 6:8 (NIV) 8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. A lot has happened in the last 30 days. A daughter is married, officially cutting the cord, moves back to […]Read more "I’m just glad he’s alive Micah 6:8"
Romans 12:9-10 (NLT) 9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love and delight in honoring each other. It’s […]Read more "So much to do here… Romans 12:9-10"
James 1:5 (NLT) 5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. “If you need wisdom….” I wonder if that’s not a rhetorical statement – “If you need wisdom….” Really? Today is a scary place where we’re getting into things we […]Read more "Wisdom seeks its place… James 1:5"
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT) 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Ecclesiastes 11:10 (NLT) 10 So refuse to worry, and keep your body healthy. But remember that youth, with a […]Read more "Then them is you and me. Proverbs 3:5-6"
Proverbs 28:10 (NLT) 10 Those who lead good people along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the honest will inherit good things. Matthew 12:36 (NLT) 36 “And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak”. Have you ever led anyone? We […]Read more "Where do you lead? Proverbs 28:10"
Psalm 34:8 (NLT) 8 Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! While I’ve had my share of crappy life, including losing a daughter, my father way to early, marriages (plural), jobs, etc. These are nothing like the problems others are facing and they are […]Read more "How can this be good? Psalm 34:8"
Romans 5:17 (NLT) 17 For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ. That’s pretty amazing that the creator […]Read more "Two Adams Romans 5:17"
James 1:12-14 (NLT) 12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. 13 And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never […]Read more "Test James 1:12-14"
Ephesians 2:1-3 (ESV) 1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the […]Read more "Is it a wonder… Ephesians 2:1-3"
Genesis 3:2-5 (ESV) 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” 4 But […]Read more "Yes is good, no is not. Genesis 3:2-5 Matthew 7:7-11 Luke 2:33-35"
John 14:15 (ESV) 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. So, why is that so hard to do? Christ isn’t talking about keeping the original version of the 10 Commandments, he’s talking about the amped up version of the 10 Commandments that he gives us in the Sermon on the Mount/Plain (Matthew […]Read more "Radical Good John 14:15"
Matthew 5:13-16 “13 You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot […]Read more "Matthew 5:13-16 Good salt, bad salt, you know I’ve had my share…."
Habakkuk 3:17-18 “ 17 Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, 18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be […]Read more "Habakkuk 3-17-18 When bread goes bad"
Hebrews 12:14 “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” I just can’t handle God and His demands. His expectations are far too high and totally unreasonable. Live in peace and don’t take what isn’t yours, don’t cheat or steal, don’t sleep […]Read more "Hebrews 12:14 I just can’t handle God and His expectations"
Should you pick up that call? Romans 8:28 NIV “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 MSG “That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is […]Read more "Romans 8:20"
When does it matter? Deuteronomy 30:15-16 15 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. 16 For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your […]Read more "Deuteronomy 30:15-16"