Living For Jesus

Scripture He died for all so that all who live {having received eternal life through Him} might live no longer to please themselves but to spend their lives pleasing Christ who died and rose again for them. ~II Corinthians 5:15, LNT Quote I will serve HIM because I love HIM, He has given life to …

Narcissism

Scripture I said to myself, “Come on, let’s try pleasure. Let’s look for the ‘good things’ in life.” But I found that this, too, was meaningless {hebel}.  ~Ecclesiastes 2:1, NLT Quote None is so empty as he who is full of himself. Ya’akov Solomon had the power and the resources to pursue pleasure to an …

Trouble

Scripture The LORD God who rules over all…says, “Why do you want to bring all this trouble on yourselves? Jeremiah 44:7, NIRV Quote Life is like a garden with snakes and weeds; there is bound to be trouble but don’t make it worse by sowing bad seeds. ~Ya’akov Everyone has problems. It is all but …

Out of Reach

Scripture For He will conceal me there when troubles come; He will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high Rock. ~Psalm 27:5, NLT Quote Many have puzzled themselves with the origin of evil. I am content to observe that there is evil, and that there is an …

The LIFE That Really Is Life

Scripture For we are what He has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. ~Ephesians 2:10, NRSV Quote Work for the cause {Christ} not for applause. Live to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, work to make your …

The Curse

Scripture So the Lord God banished them from the Garden of Eden, and he sent Adam out to cultivate the ground from which he had been made. ~Genesis 3:23, NLT Quote The consequences of sin are always greater than assumed. ~Ya’akov Adam and Eve got evicted from Eden; they were literally put out. Not only did …