Lifted Up For Us – John 3:14-15

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.” John 3:14-15 When the serpent was lifted up in the wilderness, it was for those who had sinned grievously against the Lord. They expressed deep, continued distrust […]

To Live and To Die – Philippians 1:21

“For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 It’s fascinating to me sometimes the Scriptures God will use to begin working a certain truth and perspective deeper into my heart. This morning, His work began with the words of Jesus in Revelation 1:17-18: “Fear not, I am the first […]

Ever-Increasing Joy – Ephesians 2:4-7

“But God…raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:4-7 I read a devotion this morning that looked at heaven, speaking of joy […]

Everlasting – Jeremiah 31:3

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” Jeremiah 31:3b I can get so focused on this life. Even in studying Scripture and the promises of God, there is a tendency to fix my eyes on what this life could bring. As if that’s all there is. […]

Life – 2 Corinthians 5:2-5

“For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling…For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very […]

Imperishable Hope – Proverbs 11:7

“When the wicked dies, his hope will perish, and the expectation of wealth perishes too.” Proverbs 11:7 In Christ, our hope will never perish, even in death. Because death itself cannot separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39). It isn’t our own righteousness that gives us peace here. […]