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…

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…

Love You LORD!

Scripture I love You, Lord, my strength. ~Psalms 18:1, NIV Quote I love the LORD Jesus and my greatest need is to love Him more. ~Adrian Rogers My father was not much on verbal expressions of affection. I don’t think, I certainly don’t recall him every telling me that he loved me. I don’t think he…

The Better You Are: The More You Are Hated

Scripture “The world cannot hate you, but it does hate me because I testify about it ​— ​that its works are evil.” ~John 7:7 (CSB) Quote We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy in men who are afraid of the light. ~Plato There is a popular myth that goes…

A Deeper Understanding

Scripture May the LORD bring you into an ever deeper understanding of the love of God and of the patience that comes from Christ. ~II Thessalonians 3:5, LNT Quote The two enemies of the people are Criminals and Government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so that the…

Fatherhood And The Neighborhood

Scripture Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers. ~Proverbs 17:6, ESV Quote Children find their security in the knowledge of their father’s love. ~Ray Comfort The family is the first divine institution and is the building block for society. No chain is stronger than it’s weakest link and…

Chain Reaction

Scripture Your laws are wonderful. No wonder I obey them! The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.  ~Psalm 119:129-130, NLT Quote If the Israelites had obeyed God’s commandments, there is no imagining how much God would have blessed them. ~Ya’akov This stanza contains a progression and everything begins with worship…

The Word And Hope

Scripture Do not snatch Your word of truth from me, for Your regulations are my only hope. Psalm 119:43, NLT Quote We need God’s word in our hearts not only to keep us from sin but to enable us to share the truth with others. ~Warren W. Wiersbe The sixth stanza is the Hebrew letter…

The Perfect King

Scripture Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to a king’s son. May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice. ~Psalm 72:1-2, NRSV Quote Pharaohs, Caesars, Alexander the Great, Attila the Hun, Charlemagne, Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin: what do they have in common–They are relics of a fading history. They…

Picking Up the Pieces

Scripture  After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these? ” “Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love you.” “Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him.  ~John 21:15, NLT Quote There is more grace in God’s heart than there is sin in your past. ~Erwin Lutzer…