Holy to the Lord – Exodus 30:37

“And the incense that you shall make according to its composition, you shall not make for yourselves. It shall be for you holy to the LORD.” Exodus 30:37 Reading this statement made me wonder – what do I have that is set aside as holy to the Lord? A piece of my life that’s just […]

The Holy and the Common – Leviticus 10:10

“You are to distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean.” Leviticus 10:10 “I appeal to you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but […]

Reshaping – 1 Corinthians 7:17

“Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him.” 1 Corinthians 7:17a Reading this verse brings such encouragement to my heart. It is highlighting for me both the sovereignty of my God and the devotion to Him that is to characterize our lives. […]

To Adorn His Doctrine – Titus 2:10

“Showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior” Titus 2:10 Our actions, our speech, our reactions should adorn the doctrine of God our Savior. They should be outward evidence that what we believe—what Christ has proclaimed and Scripture reveals—is true and beautiful and life-changing. “For the […]

Empowered to Holiness – Ephesians 1:19-21

“and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and […]

Effects of Righteousness – Isaiah 32:17-18

“And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.” Isaiah 32:17-18 When the Spirit of God comes to dwell with us, as we intentionally abide in Him, righteousness is the result. […]

God’s Field – 1 Corinthians 3:5-9

“What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth…For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s […]

Storing Up Treasure – 1 Timothy 6:18-19

“They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” 1 Timothy 6:18-19 Our goal should be to take hold of that […]

Our Refiner – Malachi 3:1-3

“Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who […]