To Be Near God – Psalm 73:28

“But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.” Psalm 73:28 This is where I want to be this morning. Near to my God. With Him as my refuge. That I may see and know His works, to […]

Returning to the Lord – Deuteronomy 30:1-6

“And when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the LORD your God has driven you, and return to the LORD your God, you and your children, and obey his voice in all that […]

Choosing Him – Deuteronomy 30:19-20

“…I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, l oving the LORD your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days…” Deuteronomy 30:19-20 The discipleship class I’m a part of in my […]

That We May Live – Deuteronomy 5:33

“You shall walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live” Deuteronomy 5:33a Our God desires life for us. Real, whole, full, abundant life. Some might say that living according to the commands of God, following the example of Jesus, and walking in the sacrificial and submissive […]

The Chasm – Luke 16:26

“… between us and you a great chasm has been fixed…” Luke 16:26 Often, I don’t think we realize the vastness of the chasm between us and the Lord. The utter impossibility of our quest to cross it on our own. We likely won’t fully comprehend it during our mortal lives, but I pray God […]

Not About Stuff – Luke 12:15

“And he said to them, ‘Take care and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Luke 12:15 Life isn’t about stuff. This is an easy statement to make, and perhaps an easy concept to grasp and verbally agree to, but how often do […]

Unsearchable Riches – Ephesians 3:8

“To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ” Ephesians 3:8 The unsearchable riches of Christ. This is what Paul desired others to see. “That Christ would dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded […]

Finest Wheat – Psalm 81:16

“But [the LORD] would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.” Psalm 81:16 The finest of the wheat. Honey from the rock. Satisfied as with the richest of foods (Psalm 63:5). This is the picture of a life lived following God, trusting Him as […]