Joy When Others Prosper

Scripture Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound. ~Psalm 4:7, NIV Quote God’s answer to every human problem is Jesus. ~Ya’akov David noticed the same thing that you and I witness: sometimes the wicked prosper while the faithful have problems. When idol worshiping pagans fair better in the market place …

Occupied With Jesus

  Scripture  As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him. ~Psalm 103:13, NRSV Quote It is impossible to exaggerate God’s goodness. ~Ya’akov The Psalms are divided into divisions or books. Psalm 90-106 is the fourth division and each of the Psalms in this section are …

Everybody’s Trash

Scripture Up to this moment we have become the world’s garbage. We are everybody’s trash. ~I Corinthians 4:13, NIrV Quote The value of any product is determined by the price someone is willing to pay. ~Ya’akov Paul was speaking to the Corinthians when he made the above comment. The great Apostle understood the world’s lack of …

Don’t Look Back

Scripture “Why are you men doing this? We are only human, just like you. We are bringing you good news. Turn away from these worthless things. Turn to the living God. He is the one who made the heavens and the earth and the sea. He made everything in them”. ~Acts 14:15, NIrV Quote The …

Hopeful

Scripture  Anna came up to Jesus’ family at that moment. She gave thanks to God. And she spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the time when Jerusalem would be set free. ~Luke 2:38, NIRV Quote Everyone needs something to look forward to. ~Ya’akov In John Bunyan’s allegory PILGRIMS PROGRESS, Christian …

Foreknowledge

Scripture “I am God. There is no other God. I am God. There is no one like Me. Before something even happens, I announce how it will end. In fact, from times long ago I announced what was still to come. I say, ‘My plan will succeed. I will do anything I want to do.’” ~Isaiah …

A Constant Battle

Scripture Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. ~Romans 8:5, NIV Quote The flesh is both consistent and persistent: it always fails to please God and it never …

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 …

No Fellowship With Darkness

Scripture Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? ~2 Corinthians 6:14, NLT Quote If the world was gray, there would be no sin. ~Ya’akov As a pastor, you long for and pray for unity. I often think about what could be …