Order vs. Chaos – 1 Corinthians 14:26-33

God Infused Order Within Everything In The Universe 26 What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up. 27 If anyone speaksContinue reading “Order vs. Chaos – 1 Corinthians 14:26-33”

The Dangers of Deception – Proverbs 26:18-19

Satan Is The Father Of All Liars And Deceivers 18 Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death 19 is one who deceives their neighbor and says, “I was only joking!” Just Joking Have you ever been angered at what someone did, and their response was, “I was only joking!”  The good news is thatContinue reading “The Dangers of Deception – Proverbs 26:18-19”

Wisdom and God – Psalm 111:10

Wisdom Is The Practical Application Of Knowledge In Truth To Determine The Right Course Of Action To Take The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. Awakening to the Almighty The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Continue reading “Wisdom and God – Psalm 111:10”

Give Praise to God -Psalm 105:1-4

The Lord God Almighty Is Worthy Of All Praise 1 Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. 2 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. 3 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek theContinue reading “Give Praise to God -Psalm 105:1-4”

The Rewards of Righteousness – Proverbs 21:21

The Intellectual Pursuit Of Anything Pales In Comparison to Reaping The Rewards Of Experiencing It Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Rewards of Righteousness The disciples of Christ read in the word of the Living God that we are to live lives in righteousness.  (Self-)Righteousness is not required because we haveContinue reading “The Rewards of Righteousness – Proverbs 21:21”

Chastisement by God – Habakkuk 1:5-11

God Will Use Evil Nations To Chastise His People 5 “Look at the nations and watch- and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. 6 I am raising up the Babylonians, that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep acrossContinue reading “Chastisement by God – Habakkuk 1:5-11”

Rescued by God – Psalm 18:16-19

God Is Mighty And Is Able To Rescue Us Out Of Difficulty 16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. 18 They confronted me in the dayContinue reading “Rescued by God – Psalm 18:16-19”

Legalism and God – Galatians 2:4-5

Do Not Allow Anyone To Enslave You And Take Away Your Freedom In Christ 4 This matter arose because some false believers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves. 5 We did not give in to them for a moment, so that theContinue reading “Legalism and God – Galatians 2:4-5”

Planning Ahead with God – James 4:13-17

Acknowledge The Sovereignty Of God In All Things 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist thatContinue reading “Planning Ahead with God – James 4:13-17”

Salvation and God – Colossians 1:21-23

Can Someone Lose Their Salvation? 21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation- 23 if you continue in yourContinue reading “Salvation and God – Colossians 1:21-23”

Be An Example For Others – Philippians 3:17:-21

Live Your Life As Paul The Apostle Lived His – Wholly Dedicated To Christ 17 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. 18 For, as I have often told you before and now tellContinue reading “Be An Example For Others – Philippians 3:17:-21”

Press on Towards Christ – Philippians 3:12-14

We Have Not Yet Arrived 12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. ButContinue reading “Press on Towards Christ – Philippians 3:12-14”

Combat Training with God – Philippians 1:27-30

Show No Fear – That Will Be A Witness That Any Who Oppose You Will Be Destroyed 27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in theContinue reading “Combat Training with God – Philippians 1:27-30”

The Sovereignty of God – Psalm 104:10-16

God’s Love Is Displayed In His Sovereign Provision 10 He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. 11 They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. 12 The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches. 13Continue reading “The Sovereignty of God – Psalm 104:10-16”

Called to Suffering – Acts 9:16

Can God Trust You With Suffering? “I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” Carefully Called We can rejoice that God does not do things at random: Like an archer who wounds at random is one who hires a fool or any passer-by. God, omniscient, knows all things, and has aContinue reading “Called to Suffering – Acts 9:16”

Carnal Christianity – Genesis 13:12-13

We Are To Pitch Our Tents Towards God, Not Towards Sodom 12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom. 13 Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord. Choose Carefully Each of us willContinue reading “Carnal Christianity – Genesis 13:12-13”

Discernment and God – Philippians 1:9-11

Perfection In Love Provides Discernment For What Is Good 9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled withContinue reading “Discernment and God – Philippians 1:9-11”

Repentance and God – 1 Kings 22:11-13

Our Hearts Should Be Broken Over Our Sin And The Sin Of Our Nation 11 When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes. 12 He gave these orders to Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Akbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the secretary and Asaiah the king’sContinue reading “Repentance and God – 1 Kings 22:11-13”

Standing with God – Psalm 112:6-10

The Righteous Will Never Be Shaken 6 Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. 7 They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. 8 Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph onContinue reading “Standing with God – Psalm 112:6-10”

Relics and God – 1 Kings 13:21

The True Power Is In God And Not The Item Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet. Powerful Position Elisha wasContinue reading “Relics and God – 1 Kings 13:21”

The First and the Last – Isaiah 44:6-8

The Lord God Almighty Is The Only God That Exists 6 “This is what the Lord says- Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. 7 Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and layContinue reading “The First and the Last – Isaiah 44:6-8”

Travel by the Spirit – Acts 8:39

God Is Sovereign And May Take You Where You Need To Be When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. Virtually Vanished Twice in the Bible, an interesting method of travel isContinue reading “Travel by the Spirit – Acts 8:39”

The Holiness of God – Psalm 101:1-4

God’s Love Is Tempered In Holiness 1 I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise. 2 I will be careful to lead a blameless life- when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart. 3 I will not lookContinue reading “The Holiness of God – Psalm 101:1-4”

Combat Training with God – 1 Corinthians 10:12-13

God Will Provide A Way For You To Honor Him When You Are Tempted/Tested 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what youContinue reading “Combat Training with God – 1 Corinthians 10:12-13”

Walking with God – Isaiah 50:10-11

Do Not Walk In Your Own Light 10 Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let the one who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on their God. 11 But now, all you who light fires and provideContinue reading “Walking with God – Isaiah 50:10-11”

The Calling of God – Exodus 3:1-10

God First Calls You, And THEN He Equips You For Your Calling 1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appearedContinue reading “The Calling of God – Exodus 3:1-10”

Forgiving Others – Matthew 18:21-35

Forgive As You Have Been Forgiven 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. 23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a kingContinue reading “Forgiving Others – Matthew 18:21-35”

The Love of God – 1 John 4:19-21

Love One Another, For God Has Loved You 19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And heContinue reading “The Love of God – 1 John 4:19-21”

Fire-Breathing Dragons and God – Job 41:12-34

Myths Are Often Based In Fact 12 “I will not fail to speak of Leviathan’s limbs, its strength and its graceful form. 13 Who can strip off its outer coat? Who can penetrate its double coat of armor? 14 Who dares open the doors of its mouth, ringed about with fearsome teeth? 15 Its backContinue reading “Fire-Breathing Dragons and God – Job 41:12-34”

The Perfect Plan of God – Isaiah 28:23-29

Use The Right Tools And Methods To Accomplish Any Purpose 23 Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say. 24 When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow continually? Does he keep on breaking up and working the soil? 25 When he has leveled the surface, does he not sowContinue reading “The Perfect Plan of God – Isaiah 28:23-29”