Pain and Purpose – Job 8:5-6

“If you will seek God, and plead with the Almighty for mercy, if you are pure and upright, surely then he will rouse himself for you and restore your rightful habitation.” Job 8:5-6 “And his disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘It was […]

The Things of God – Matthew 16:21-23

“From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, ‘Far be it from you, Lord! This […]

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. […]

I Will Make Them Know – Jeremiah 16:21

“Therefore, behold, I will make them know, this once I will make them know my power and my might, and they shall know that my name is the LORD.” Jeremiah 16:21 I love this declarative statement from our God. One made with unquestionable authority, leaving no room for the possibility of His not accomplishing everything […]

Dealing Well With Me – Psalm 119:65

“You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, according to your word.” Psalm 119:65 How often do I forget that my Lord deals well with me? That His goodness constantly pursues me, surrounds me, and is stored up for me? The goodness of my precious Lord, which does not always present itself in the […]