The Curse of Sin

Scripture I am completely broken because of what I’ve done. Gloom is all around me. My sins have bent me over to the ground. ~Psalm 38:6, TPT Quote There is no pleasure in sin once you understand the consequences. ~Ya’akov When we moved here 20 plus years ago, there was a pretty flower that bloomed each spring…

Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Scripture You carefully study the Scriptures. You think that they give you eternal life. These same Scriptures tell about me! But you refuse to come to me to have that life. ~John 5:39-40, ERV Quote He who has Christ and everything else, has no more than he who has Christ only. ~C.S. Lewis Few things are…

Refusing A Gift

Scripture For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. ~Romans 6:23, NLT Quote A person who has given himself entirely to Jesus Christ will never think that he has done too much for Him. ~Henry Scougal I read a devotion yesterday that…

A Work Of Art

Scripture For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. ~Ephesians 2:10, NLT Quote There is not one square inch in the whole domain of our existence over which Christ does not cry “Mine!” ~Abraham Kuyper Do your…

Reality 101

Scripture  But Job replied, “You talk like a foolish woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?” So in all this, Job said nothing wrong. ~Job 2:10, NLT Quote “We can ignore pleasure, but pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures,…

What On Earth Are You Thinking

Scripture Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. ~Philippians 4:8, NLT Quote Believe me the mind today is in profound trouble, perhaps more than ever before. How to order the mind on Christian principles is…

Saved By A Promise

Scripture “Don’t be afraid!” David said. “I intend to show kindness to you because of my promise to your father, Jonathan. I will give you all the property that once belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will eat here with me at the king’s table!” ~2 Samuel 9:7, NLT Quote Saving faith is man’s…

Grand Slam

Scripture O wretched man that I am! ~Romans 7:24, NKJV Quote How can I get away from this wretched, ugly self I am always thinking about? ~Martyn Lloyd Jones The Puritans were members of a religious reform movement that arose within the Church of England in the late 16th century. They believed the Church of…

Grace And Means

Scripture If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him! ~Luke 11:13, ESV Quote Everything is grace, but still it must be kept in mind that God is pleased to work by means. ~John…

What In The World

Scripture  Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. ~1John 2:15, ESV Quote There is a common, worldly kind of Christianity today– a cheap Christianity which offends nobody, and requires no sacrifice — which costs nothing, and is…