From Envy to Hope – Proverbs 23:17-18

“Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the LORD all the day. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.” Proverbs 23:17-18 Confession: shortly before reading these verses, I was praying about some envious feelings in my heart. Difficulty grasping circumstances that I continue not […]

Overwhelming the Land – Job 12:13-15

“With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding… If he withholds the waters, they dry up; if he sends them out, they overwhelm the land.” Job 12:13-15 I read these verses a few weeks ago, and what God whispered to my heart in that moment has stayed with me ever since. My […]

Storing Up Treasure – 1 Timothy 6:18-19

“They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” 1 Timothy 6:18-19 Our goal should be to take hold of that […]

The Abundance of His Steadfast Love – Psalm 5:7

“But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house.” Psalm 5:7a It is through the abundance of the steadfast love of our God that we are able to enter into His presence without fear. The ark of His covenant with the Israelites had a mercy seat. His throne in Heaven is […]

Only Goodness – Psalm 23:6

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” Psalm 23:6 There are footnotes in my Bible that include an alternate translation for the beginning of this verse: “Only goodness and steadfast love.” Does this not settle the heart from […]