God’s Covenant Love

Scripture “Now behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified Your lovingkindness, which you have shown me by saving my life.” ~Genesis 19:19, NASB [1995] Quote The most rewarding aspect of prayer is our intimacy with the Father. ~Charles F. Stanley Belinda gave me a devotional last Christmas by Charles…

Grace Verses Works

Scripture Take your pay and go home, I choose to give the last man the same as you. ~Matthew 20:14, REB Quote GRACE is the free, the undeserved favor of God to mankind. ~Matthew Henry Matthew 20 details the story of the land baron who went to the market place to hire workers. He was…

The LORD Is

Scripture The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. ~Psalm 103:8, NIV Quote Allow the LORD to soften your heart until it beats in rhythm with His; until you love people as He loves people. ~Anonymous Psalm 103:8 is a quote or reference to Exodus 34:6, “The Lord, the compassionate and…

The Poster Nation For Grace

Scripture No one wants you as a friend or cares what happens to you. But I will heal your injuries, and you will get well. ~Jeremiah 30:17, CEV Quote Grace, like water, flows to the lowest part. ~Philip Yancey My very astute friend David says that the Jews have been able to maintain the purity…

Grace, Grace: God’s Grace

Scripture The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me. ~Psalm 18:20, NIV Quote Everything is GRACE. ~Ya’akov The verse above is David’s prayer from Psalm 18. I used the Psalms in my daily prayers but I have to restate them sometimes because I cannot pray this…

Hannah’s Theology

Scripture The Lord brings poverty and gives wealth; He humbles and He exalts. ~ 1 Samuel 2:7 (CSB) Quote No truer words have ever been uttered than Jesus prayer on the cross, “Father, forgive them, they do not know what they are doing.” ~Ya’akov Hannah did not believe in fate, she believed in the Sovereign…

The Amazing Word

Scripture Hallelujah! Happy is the man who fears the Lord, taking great delight in His commandments. ~Psalm 112:1, CSB Quote My appreciation, admiration and affinity for the Word of God grows daily. ~Ya’akov Lately I cannot seem to find the appropriate adjectives to describe my love for the word of God. Each day I open the…

Humility Verses Pride

Scripture In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. All of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. ~ 1 Peter 5:5 (CSB) Quote Humility puts others first. ~David Walls This is coming up in my 1 Peter series but…

Amazing Grace

Scripture For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift. ~ Ephesians 2:8 (CSB) Quote I know two things: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior. ~John Newton Wade mentions in Sunday nights sermon that the passage in 2 Timothy 4 grabbed…

Self-Loathing

Scripture “You will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good, and you will loathe yourselves for your iniquities and detestable practices. It is not for your sake that I will act …Be ashamed and humiliated because of your ways, house of Israel!” ~Ezekiel 36:31-31, CSB Quote Guilt is the feeling that you’ve…