Refusing To Change

Scripture God will give ear and humble them, He who is enthroned from of old, because they do not change and do not fear God. ~Psalm 66:19, ESV Quote Perhaps the worst thing you can say about any person is that they refuse to change. ~Ya’akov I was talking to a couple of older pastors the…

True Repentance

Scripture Against You, and You alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in Your sight. You will be proved right in what You say and Your judgment against me is just. ~Psalm 51:4, NLT Quote As long as you are clinging to any attempt at justifying yourself you have not truly repented. ~Martyn Lloyd Jones…

Heaven Celebrating

Scripture I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents. Luke 15:10, ESV Quote Every act of grace sets heaven to rejoicing. ~Calvin Miller We humans celebrate a lot of things but the question is: do we celebrate the right things. I don’t really think heaven is all…

Rooms Available!

Scripture When the servant returned, he said, “Master, I’ve done what you told me, and there is still plenty of room for more people.” ~Luke 14:22, CEV Quote God is infinite is wisdom, power, dominion, resources and attributes. ~Ya’akov We have all been in situations where there was not enough room. Most of us have stood…

Stop, Repent and Rejoice

Scripture Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest. ~Psalm 126:5-6, NLT Quote Carol and Dewayne gave me a book last Christmas. It is a Messianic Jewish devotional. Most of the writers, twenty-two in all, I had…

Enter The Story

Scripture “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.” But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord. ~Jonah 1:2-3, NLT Quote A good story or movie has a captivating power and at…

Praise HIM

Scripture All He {God} does is just and good, and all His commandments are trustworthy. They are forever true, to be obeyed faithfully and with integrity. ~Psalm 111:7-8, NLT Quote Awe is the proper response to God’s goodness. ~Steve Lawson There is no separating who God is from what God does. His actions and attributes are inseparably united.…

Idols In The Heart

Scripture The people of Israel have set up idols in their hearts and fallen into sin. ~Ezekiel 14:4, NLT Quote There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action. ~Wolfgang Johann Goethe I am reading Ezekiel in the  IMMERSE READING BIBLE and I noticed something that I don’t remember seeing before. Some of Israels leaders…

Repentance Is A Good Thing

Scripture I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. ~Luke 15:7, NIV Quote Repentance is good for you–You have to change the heart attitude. ~Stuart K. Weber Repentance is not only ‘good…

Woes And Foes

Scripture Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” ~Psalm 3:1-2, NIV Quote Repentance is good for all–Every person needs a change of heart and attitude from time to time. When Jesus changes us, He always begins with the heart. ~Stuart K. Weber Most…