Unbelievable And Awesome

Scripture Since Christ endured bodily suffering, you also must arm yourselves with the same disposition. ~I Peter 4:1 REB Quote Suffering, rightly met, forges deep friendships and empowers our witness. ~Timothy Keller As we mentioned yesterday; the Psalmist said, “He was good for me to be afflicted that I might learn.” We humans have a…

Jesus: The Only Savior

Scripture But He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” ~Luke 7:50, REB Quote Salvation is all by the grace of God: damnation is all by the will of man. ~Charles H. Spurgeon Jesus was invited to the home of a Pharisee by the name of Simon who had recovered…

A Paradox Of Faith

Scripture Going a little farther, He fell face down and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.” ~Matthew 26:39, CSB Quote A paradox is a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to…

Lady Wisdom

Scripture Does not wisdom call out?  At the highest point along the way…she takes her stand…at the entrance, she cries aloud. ~Proverbs 8:1-3, NIV Quote “Many men know a great deal but are no wiser for it. To know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.” ~Charles H. Spurgeon Solomon personifies WISDOM as a woman.…

The High Cost Of Low Living

Scripture My wounds are ugly. They stink. I’ve been foolish. I have sinned.  ~Psalm 38:5, NIRV Quote Sin can make us so sick that we become sick of sin. ~Ya’akov No one seems to know the exact setting that inspired Psalm 38. It is a penitential Psalm like 32 and 51. Scholars are reasonably sure…

The Saddest Psalm

Scripture I am in a trap with no way of escape. ~Psalm 88:8, NLT Quote Suffering is a required course in the school of faith. ~Max Anders This Psalm was written by Herman the Ezrahite, a descendant of Korah and possibly the grandson of Samuel who himself was a descendant of Korah. The Sons of…

Sheep Among Wolves

Scripture Because of you we are being killed all day long, and accounted as sheep for the slaughter. ~Psalm 44:22, NRSV  Quote As history bears witness, martyrs are not victims, they are victors–more than conquerors. ~Ya’akov Paul quoted Psalm 44:22 in Romans 8 and the quote comes in the middle of the no separation passage……

Jabez

Scripture Jabez was more respected than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez. She had said, “I was in a lot of pain when he was born.” ~I Chronicles 4:9, NIrV Quote God is the greatest giver in the universe. ~Randy Alcorn A few years back, Bruce Wilkerson wrote a book, THE PRAYER OF…

Succour

Scripture He {Jesus} himself suffered when he was tempted. Now He {Jesus} is able to help others who are being tempted. ~Hebrews 2:18, NIrV Quote Your ministry will be forged from your suffering and this can even include failure. ~Ya’akov There is a lot of pain and suffering in this world. The fields are white…

Destined To Reign

Scripture This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him. If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself. ~2 Timothy 2:11-13, NKJV Quote Joseph was destined to a…