Believe – Genesis 15:6

“And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.” Genesis 15:6 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 Faith requires courage. Being assured of what you hope for, believing what you can’t yet see—this isn’t easy. It can be scary to […]

Longing – John 12:12-13

“The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!’” John 12:12-13 Reading this […]

Judged Faithful – 1 Timothy 1:12

“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service” 1 Timothy 1:12 How amazing it is that our Lord would judge us faithful. That in the midst of our sin and our weakness, He would see a vessel through which His glory […]

To Adorn His Doctrine – Titus 2:10

“Showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior” Titus 2:10 Our actions, our speech, our reactions should adorn the doctrine of God our Savior. They should be outward evidence that what we believe—what Christ has proclaimed and Scripture reveals—is true and beautiful and life-changing. “For the […]

To Love Good – Titus 1:7-8

“For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.” Titus 1:7-8 In this list of qualifications, one phrase stood out to me this morning: “a lover of […]

Rejecting Him – John 19:5-6

“So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, ‘Behold, the man!’ When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, ‘Crucify him, crucify him!’” John 19:5-6a “Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him.” John […]