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 …

Fretting

Scripture Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. ~Psalms 37:7, NIV Quote Fretting can lead you to cut corners ethically. Don’t add a bad conscience to a heavy heart. ~Timothy Keller Keith Blackwood asked me a few days ago, how long it took …

Self-Control

Scripture  A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls. Proverbs 25:28, NLT Quote “You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him angry.” ~James Kyle Morley I do agree with the quote even though it makes me a small man. I acknowledge up front …

Haste Makes Waste

Scripture Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps errs. ~Proverbs 19:2, NASB Quote Jesus never got into a hurry. ~Randy Sharp Occasionally I like to compare translations so let’s look at a few different versions of Proverbs 19:2… NKJV–Also it is not good for a soul to …

Psalm 37

Scripture Take delight in the LORD and He will give you your heart’s desires. ~Psalm 37:4, NLT Quote The stars may fall from heaven but the word of God will stand and all its promises and prophecies will be fulfilled. ~J.I. Packer Psalm 37 is special to me. The Lord providentially guided me to this …

Again!

Scripture Once again the Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. Judges 13:1, NIrV Quote The key to exercising patience is to believe that God is up to something. ~Sam Franklin Wallace We see this exact phrase three times in the book of Judges, “Once again the Israelites did what was …

Waiting

Scripture The message I give you waits for the time I have appointed. It speaks about what is going to happen. And all of it will come true. It might take a while. But wait for it. You can be sure it will come. It will happen when I want it to. ~Habakkuk 2:3, NIRV …

Wait On The LORD

Scripture Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! ~Psalms 27:14, NKJV Quote The longer we wait for something, the more we appreciate it when it arrives. ~Ya’akov If my patience was gun powder, I wouldn’t have enough to blow my nose. If my paitence …