Life Under The Fig Tree

Scripture “How do you know about me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus replied, “I could see you under the fig tree before Philip found you.” Quote Worship God in private. Then when God gives you release, the unseen life that no one saw other than God will be released. ~Oswald Chambers Evidently, Nathanael was trying to hide. What…

The Process

Scripture It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes. ~Psalm 119:71, NASB Quote “Healing is a matter of time.” ~Hippocrates Hippocrates was a Greek physician and considered by many to be the Father of Medicine. He lived some 400 years before Christ and was a contemporary with Socrates,…

Lose The Halo

Scripture You must not eat bats. Swarming insects are unclean, so don’t eat them. ~Deuteronomy 14:18-19, CEV Quote The self-righteous never apologize; they never approach the altar to confess; they have nothing to confess. ~Leonard Ravenhill I know I’ve put a lot of heavy stuff on you lately so today, we will look on the…

Good Stewardship

Scripture No land may be permanently bought or sold. It all belongs to me—it isn’t your land, and you only live there for a little while. ~Leviticus 25:23, CEV Quote I would never have tithed my first million had not I tithed my first pay check, $1.50 and that was for a weeks salary. ~John…

Be Careful

Scripture “Be careful that you don’t forget the LORD your God by failing to keep his commands, ordinances, and statutes that I am giving you today. ~Deuteronomy 8:11, CSB Quote Success is not final and failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~Sir Winston Churchill There are twenty four “Be Careful’s” in Deuteronomy…

Woe To Those Who Go To Egypt For Help

Scripture Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and…They do not look to the Holy One of Israel and they do not seek the LORD. ~Isaiah 31:1, CSB Quote Man says, “show me and I’ll trust you,” God says, “trust Me and I will show you.” ~Image Quotes In scripture, Egypt is a type of the ‘world.’ In a crisis,…

Guided By The Unseen Hand

Scripture Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob. ~Psalms 114:7, NLT Quote There are no maverick molecules in the universe. ~R.C. Sproul The Jews sang Psalm 114 along with 113 before observing the Passover meal. Passover was their 4th of July and Easter all rolled into…

The Cure For Unhappy Christians

Scripture There is joy for those who deal justly with others and always do what is right.  ~Psalm 106:3, NLT Quote When God’s children are disobedient, they are ungrateful and unhappy. ~Ya’akov Psalm 106 is the last of this division and again it deals with Israel’s history and their perpetual disobedience. There is a list…

Worship And Obedience

Scripture O that today you would listen to His voice! Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah {strife}, as on the day at Massah {testing} in the wilderness, when your ancestors tested Me, and put me to the proof, though they had seen My work.  ~Psalm 95:7-9, NRSV Quote It is a dangerous sin to ask…

God Does Not Accept Excuses

Scripture The LORD said…Now I am sending you to the king of Egypt so that you can lead My people out of his country.”  But Moses said to God, “I am nobody. How can I go to the king and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”  ~Exodus 3:10, GNT Quote God uses sinners; among men, that is…