Holiness and God – Hebrews 12:14-17

Without Holiness, No One Will See The Lord 14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble andContinue reading “Holiness and God – Hebrews 12:14-17”

Enemies of Israel – Isaiah 17:12-14

Great Destruction Will Come Up Against Those Who Oppose Israel 12 Woe to the many nations that rage- they rage like the raging sea! Woe to the peoples who roar— they roar like the roaring of great waters! 13 Although the peoples roar like the roar of surging waters, when he rebukes them they fleeContinue reading “Enemies of Israel – Isaiah 17:12-14”

Character Development – 2 Peter 1:5-11

You Will Know Them By Their Fruit 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess theseContinue reading “Character Development – 2 Peter 1:5-11”

Children and God – Psalm 127:3-5

Children Are A Reward From God, Not A Punishment Nor A Curse 3 Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not beContinue reading “Children and God – Psalm 127:3-5”

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”

Witnessing for God – Matthew 10:40-42

God Will Certainly Reward Each And Every One Of Us For What We Have Done In The Flesh 40 “Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous personContinue reading “Witnessing for God – Matthew 10:40-42”

Poverty and God – Luke 16:19-23

Poverty does not predispose us to moral depravity. 19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even theContinue reading “Poverty and God – Luke 16:19-23”

Stewardship with God – Ephesians 5:15-16

15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. The great equalizer of man is time.  Everyone gets exactly 24 hours in a day (unless it is their time to give an accounting of themselves to God), and can manage thatContinue reading “Stewardship with God – Ephesians 5:15-16”