A Blessed Nation

Scripture Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance. ~Psalm 33:12, NASB Quote “I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” ~Thomas Jefferson First of …

Blessedness

Scripture Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. ~Matthew 5:6, NIV Quote Behaviors that violate God’s word and creative design are harmful to ourselves and others. ~Timothy Keller Timothy Keller has a very interesting view of “Blessedness.” He says it is much more than being happy or content. …

Sadducees

Scripture “So He is the God of the living, not the dead, for they are all alive to Him.” ~Luke 20:38, NLT Quote Money has never made man happy, nor will it because there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. ~Benjamin Franklin Jesus was addressing the Sadducees when He spoke the words above… …

Seize The Day

Scripture Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” ~Luke 9:2, NRSV Quote “Everyone needs to look forward to something.” ~Ya’akov I am currently reading the Message and Luke 9 ends like this…Then another said, “I’m ready to follow you, …

Two Touches

Scripture Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. ~Mark 8:25, NIV Quote For the first time ever, everything seems to be in place for the second coming of Jesus Christ. ~Ronald Wilson Reagan Mark 8:22-26 is a rich …

The Flawless Word

Scripture “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” ~Proverbs 30:5, NIV Quote The bible is not flawed: man is flawed. ~Ya’akov I am currently reading Timothy Keller’s devotional on Proverbs. I’m telling you this because today’s blog comes from his thoughts. Of course I can’t …

Prayer

Scripture I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— For kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~1 Timothy 2:1-2, NIV Quote There are two people that you should pray for daily: your pastor …