A Personal Salvation – 1 Samuel 2:1

“And Hannah prayed and said, ‘My heart exults in the LORD; my strength is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation.’” 1 Samuel 2:1 Hannah prayed these words after seeing God’s faithfulness and blessing toward her through the birth of her son, Samuel. Through her barrenness, spiritual […]

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 Inner Struggle – Psalm 120:1

“In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.” Psalm 120:1 So often when I read verses like the one above, I frame it in a mindset of distress caused by outside circumstances. Whether brought on or worsened by our own bad choices or through no fault of our own. But this […]

We Have Waited For Him – Lamentations 3:25-26

“The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.” Lamentations 3:25-26 It is good to wait quietly, because His salvation will come. It is good, because He is good. He is faithful. And this […]

To Dwell With Us – Exodus 29:43-46

“There I will meet with the people of Israel…I will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God. And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt that I might dwell among them. I am the LORD their God.” Exodus 29:43, […]

Your Redeemer – Jeremiah 50:33-34

“All who took them captive held them fast; they refuse to let them go. Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is His name.” Jeremiah 50:33b-34a Does anything seem to be holding you fast this morning? A habit, situation, relationship, mindset – whatever it may be – that you just haven’t been able 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 […]

Refuge – Psalm 16:1

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.” Psalm 16:1 This morning my thoughts are drawn to the faithfulness of our God when we take refuge in Him. Choosing to take refuge in our Lord is a beautiful act of faith and humility. It is a display of our belief that He will […]

Putting Away Sin – Hebrews 9:26

“But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” Hebrews 9:26b The aim of the cross is to put away sin. Entirely. Not to merely forgive and therefore free us from consequences or punishment. No, the deliverance we know […]