Give Us A King

Scripture When they said, “Give us a king to judge us,” Samuel considered their demand wrong, so he prayed to the Lord. ~ 1 Samuel 8:6 (CSB) Quote Success is getting what you want: Happiness is wanting what you have. ~Image Quotes Samuels sons were almost as sorry at Eli’s, they were dishonest, they took …

In A Nutshell

Scripture Israel served idols, although the Lord had told them, “You must not do this.” The Lord warned Israel and Judah through every prophet, saying, “Turn from your evil ways”…But they would not listen. Instead they became obstinate like their ancestors…They rejected his statutes and… the warnings he had given them. ~ 2 Kings 17:12-15 …

For The Record

Scripture Who can declare the Lord’s mighty acts or proclaim all the praise due Him? ~ Psalms 106:2 (CSB) Quote Depression is usually connected to our insolent refusal to offer praise to the LORD for His infinite goodness. ~Image Quotes I attempted to teach on humility last Wednesday night but did not demonstrate humility is my …

Instrumentality

Scripture Does an ax exalt itself above the one who chops with it? Does a saw magnify itself above the one who saws with it? It would be like a rod waving the one who lifts it! It would be like a staff {stick} lifting the one who isn’t wood! ~ Isaiah 10:15 (CSB) Quote God uses whomever He please, …

Isaiah Sixty-Twenty

Scripture Your sun will no longer set, and your moon will not fade; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and the days of your sorrow will be over. ~Isaiah 60:20 Quote “A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.” ~C.S. {Jack} Lewis Isaiah 60 reminds me of …

Where Is Your God?

Scripture Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.  ~Psalms 115:2-3, NRSV Quote “It is visible that God is; it is invisible what He is.” ~Stephen Charnock Psalm 115 is another “Hallelujah” Psalm written after the Babylonian captivity and was sung after the Passover …

Revival And Prayer

Scripture Revive us so we can call on Your name once more. Psalm 80:18, NLT Quote When God is about to do a great work, He pours out a spirit of supplication. ~Jonathan Edwards Psalm 80 was also written by one of Asap’s descendants and most likely he is alluding to the fall of Samaria …

The History Psalm

Scripture Yet they tested the Most High God, and rebelled against him. They did not observe his decrees, but turned away and were faithless like their ancestors; they twisted like a treacherous bow. ~Psalm 78:56-57, NRSV Quote The one thing we learn from history is that we do not learn anything from history. ~Hegel Wiersbe calls …

Suffering Defeat

Scripture  We do not see our emblems; there is no longer any prophet, and there is no one among us who knows how long. How long, O God, is the foe to scoff? Is the enemy to revile Your name forever?  Quote God’s wounds are better than Satan’s salves. ~John Trapp Few ordeals are more excruciating …