For Our Good – Deuteronomy 10:12-13

“And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and to keep the commandments and statutes of the LORD, which I […]

Chosen – Ephesians 1:3-6

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as […]

The Fear of the Lord – Proverbs 2:5-6

“Then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding” Proverbs 2:5-6 The fear of the Lord can be a difficult concept to grasp. Consequently, there may be a tendency to minimize it in explanation to make it […]

Full Surrender – Joshua 5:2, 5

“At that time the LORD said to Joshua: ‘Make flint knives and circumcise the sons of Israel a second time.’…Though all the people who came out had been circumcised, yet all the people who were born on the way in the wilderness after they had come out of Egypt had not been circumcised.” Joshua 5:2, […]

Give Us Life – Psalm 119:36-37

“Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.” Psalm 119:36-37 I’ve begun reading the book The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In the first chapter, Bonhoeffer is explaining the concept of costly grace, and he writes, […]

Our Portion and Inheritance – Deuteronomy 10:8-9

“At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD to stand before the LORD to minister to him and to bless in his name, to this day. Therefore Levi has no portion or inheritance with his brothers. The LORD is his inheritance, as […]