Jesus Loves The Little People

Scripture Put on your new nature, and be renewed as youlearn to know your Creatorand become like Him. In Christ there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all. ~Colossians 3:10-11, NLT Quote These so called “Little People,” without any of the qualifications humans…

Be Careful

Scripture “Be careful that you don’t forget the LORD your God by failing to keep his commands, ordinances, and statutes that I am giving you today. ~Deuteronomy 8:11, CSB Quote Success is not final and failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~Sir Winston Churchill There are twenty four “Be Careful’s” in Deuteronomy…

Humility Verses Pride

Scripture In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. All of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. ~ 1 Peter 5:5 (CSB) Quote Humility puts others first. ~David Walls This is coming up in my 1 Peter series but…

Shrewd As Serpents

Scripture “Look, I’m sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as serpents and as innocent as doves. ~ Matthew 10:16 (CSB) Quote “The most difficult thing to achieve in the CHRISTIAN LIFE is balance.” ~Calvin C. Inman I doubt if the disciples were comforted when Jesus said, I’m sending you out like…

Worthless Men

Scripture Now the sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not know the LORD. ~I Samuel 2:12, NASB Quote Worthless people live only to eat and drink: people of worth eat and drink to live. ~Socrates Eli sons were worthless, bĕliya`al, which is same word used of Nabal. The word means worthless, good for nothing, unprofitable,…

The Example

Scripture What god of any nation has ever been able to save its people from my power? So what makes you think that the LORD can rescue Jerusalem from me?” ~Isaiah 36:20, NLT Quote Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. ~Solomon Yesterday we talked about PRIDE and today we have a perfect example. Sennacherib was the king of the…

False Assurance

Scripture The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank You, God, that I am not like other people—cheaters, sinners, adulterers. I’m certainly not like that tax collector! ~Luke 18:11, CSB Quote “We don’t need to be embarrassed that we are needy; every feeble, stumbling prayer uttered by a believer is heard by…

The Meek Get It All

Scripture Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. ~Matthew 5:5, NKJV Quote The meek shall inherit the earth but not the mineral rights. ~J. Paul Getty I am reading the CSB and I came across Ecclesiastes 2:26…For to the person who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner He gives the task…

The Kenosis

Scripture Instead He {Christ} emptied himself by assuming the form of a servant, and taking on the likeness of humanity. ~Philippians 2:7, CSB Quote Jesus went from commanding angels to sleeping on straw, from holding stars in His hands to clutching Mary’s finger, from being worshiped to being despised: Why? Because He loves us and love puts the beloved before itself.…

I Made A Mistake

Scripture Therefore her sins–and they are many–are forgiven, for she loved Me much: but the one who is forgiven little, shows little love. ~Luke 7:47, LNT Quote A part from Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, we can never be freed from the chains of selfishness, jealousy and indifference. ~Billy Graham I…