Truth for the Battle – Deuteronomy 1:25-32

“And they took in their hands some of the fruit of the land and brought it down to us…and said, ‘It is a good land that the LORD our God is giving us.’ Yet you would not go up…And you murmured in your tents and said, ‘Because the LORD hated us he has brought us […]

Completing the Work – Philippians 3:12

“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.” Philippians 3:12 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And […]

The Authority of Christ – Revelation 12:10

“Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.” Revelation 12:10 When I read this verse this morning, the phrase “the authority of His Christ” […]

An Overflowing Flood – Nahum 1:7-8

“The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. But with an overflowing flood he will make a complete end of the adversaries, and will pursue his enemies into darkness.” Nahum 1:7-8 So much is packed into these verses. The goodness and strength and faithfulness […]

They Will Stumble – Jeremiah 20:11

“But the LORD is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; they will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten.” Jeremiah 20:11 As I read over this verse, reflecting on Jeremiah’s firm confidence in the power of his […]

Debating Sin – 1 Peter 1:24-25

“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word… I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.” Psalm 119:9, 15-16 “[Christ] himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, […]