Gentle Instruction

Scripture Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth.Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants. ~2 Timothy 2:26, NLT Quote Everything changes when we…

Instrumentally

Scripture God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. ~1 Corinthians 1:28, NLT Quote It is not a question of our natural ability, but of our poverty {wretchedness}. It is not what we bring to Him but what…

Wretchedness

Scripture O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? ~Romans 7:24, NKJV Quote The knowledge of our poverty {wretchedness} brings us to the moral frontier where Jesus Christ works. ~Oswald Chambers The July 21 entry of Oswald Chambers MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST was music to my ears.…

Inflamed By The Psalms

Scripture How long will you be heavy hearted human creatures? Why love emptiness and chase after falsehood? ~Psalm 4:3, Augustine Quote I was inflamed by the Psalms with love for You {God}. ~Augustine {My Confessions, p.162} I was reading Augustine’s My Confessions and he quoted Psalm 4:3, How long will you be heavy hearted human creatures?…

Contentment

Scripture How I praise the Lord that you are concerned about me again… Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. Quote As you commit yourself to Jesus in increasing measure, the power of His Spirit in you grows more apparent–You have a greater desire…

Something On Your Mind

Scripture Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. ~Colossians 3:2, NIV Quote The human mind–like nature itself–abhors a vacuum. ~Billy Graham {Wisdom for Each Day, p.43} A common greeting these days is “What’s up?” In the old days it was “What is on your mind?” There is always something on our mind…

Measuring Our Faith

Scripture For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. ~Romans 12:3, NKJV Quote I think it’s wise to completely eliminate all…

Seeking His Face

Scripture Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually. ~Psalm 105:4, NASB Quote Go to Jesus with all your problems. Others may grow weary addressing the issues that concern you, but the Savior never will. ~Charles F. Stanley Although our reform friends say there is no such thing, the term “Seek the LORD,” is…

Introspection

Scripture Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test? ~2 Corinthians 13:5, NASB Quote There is a danger in too much introspection: what some call introspection is an examination of their feelings and…

A Growing Faith

Scripture We must always thank God for you, brothers and sisters. This is only right, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love that every one of you has for each other is increasing. ~2 Thessalonians 1:3, NCV Quote Having babies is one thing; nurturing them to maturity is another. ~Ya’akov The…