Our Better Hope – Hebrews 7:18-19

“For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.” Hebrews 7:18-19 I draw near to God not because of my righteousness, not by good […]

To Know His Compassion – Genesis 29:31-35

“When the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb…And Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben, for she said, ‘Because the LORD has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.’ She conceived again and bore a son, and said, ‘Because the LORD has […]

Hurry and Come Down – Luke 19:5

“And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.’” Luke 19:5 Jesus knew. He knew Zacchaeus was waiting, hidden up in the tree, to see Him. And that mattered to the Savior who seeks and saves the […]

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, […]

When We Don’t Understand – Psalm 32:9-10

“Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you. Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD.” Psalm 32:9-10 “But for me it is good to be near God; […]

Cries for Mercy – Luke 17:11-16

“On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.’ When he saw them he said to them, ‘Go and show yourselves to […]