Fickle Hearts – Hosea 6:4

“What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? Your love is like the morning cloud, like the dew that goes early away.” Hosea 6:4 Lately, I’ve sensed such distraction in my times with the Lord. Without being able to solidly pinpoint why. Discouragement in one area, waiting […]

The Authority of Christ – Revelation 12:10

“Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.” Revelation 12:10 When I read this verse this morning, the phrase “the authority of His Christ” […]

An Overflowing Flood – Nahum 1:7-8

“The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. But with an overflowing flood he will make a complete end of the adversaries, and will pursue his enemies into darkness.” Nahum 1:7-8 So much is packed into these verses. The goodness and strength and faithfulness […]

The Lame and the Outcast – Micah 4:7

“and the lame I will make the remnant, and those who were cast off, a strong nation; and the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zion from this time forth and forevermore.” Micah 4:7 The remnant our God chooses—the remnant of the living God, those who worship and serve Him and enjoy His faithfulness […]

Recognizing Truth – 1 Corinthians 1:23-24

“But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:23-24 To those who are called by God, the crucifixion of Christ—and His resurrection—are the evident power and wisdom […]

Judged Faithful – 1 Timothy 1:12

“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service” 1 Timothy 1:12 How amazing it is that our Lord would judge us faithful. That in the midst of our sin and our weakness, He would see a vessel through which His glory […]

Power of Darkness – Luke 22:52-53

“Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, ‘Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, […]

Barriers – Matthew 27:51

“And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.” Matthew 27:51a I absolutely love the power of this statement. From the moment of Jesus’ death on the cross, His final declaration that “It is finished”—our debt fully paid and the wrath of God toward sin fully satisfied—God tore the […]

His Word Still Stands – 2 Samuel 7:28

“And now, O Lord GOD, you are God, and your words are true, and you have promised this good thing to your servant.” 2 Samuel 7:28 I love this unequivocal statement David makes: “You are God, and your words are true.” No doubt. No question. The Lord God spoke, and David believed every word. He […]