Matthew 6:19-21 (MSG) Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or – worse! – stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being. Consider the rich young ruler that approached Jesus in Mark 10 and asked about how to obtain eternal life. Jesus told him…. Mark 10:21-22 Go se
Judges 4:4-5 A prophetess named Deborah, the wife of Lappidoth, was judge of Israel at that time. Deborah was a mighty woman of God who inspired Israel to moved out of their hiding places and take up their swords for war against their enemies. She rallied thousands of warriors to overthrow Israel’s oppressors. She even motivated an insignificant tent dwelling woman named Jael, to arise and drive a tent peg into the Enemy’s General’s head!
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Joshua 22:5 (NLT) "Be very careful to obey all the commands and the instructions that Moses gave to you. Love the Lord your God, walk in all His ways, obey His commands, hold firmly to Him and serve Him with all your heart and all your soul." In this passage, we find Joshua, at the conclusion of his life, restating to Israel the primary and central message of all the Commands that God had given them through Moses: Love the Lord! Love for God must be the fuel of our call, the
Joshua 22:1-4 Then Joshua called together the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. He told them, “You have done as Moses, the servant of the Lord, commanded you, and you have obeyed every order I have given you. During all this time you have not deserted the other tribes. You have been careful to obey the commands of the Lord your God right up to the present day….so go back home to the land that Moses, the servant of the Lord, gave you as your possession on
Joshua 21:45 (NLT) Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything He had spoken came true. God proved faithful in fulfilling every promise He had given to Israel. However, fulfillment of some promises took several years, yet God still remained faithful to His Word nonetheless. When a promise is delayed, we all tend panic and become restless, worrying about our future needs and dreams. We want God to perf
Psalm 1:4-6 But not the wicked! They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind. They will be condemned at the time of judgment. Sinners will have no place among the godly. For the Lord watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction. “All we are is dust in the wind”, is a phrase sung in lament by a well-known 1970’s band. But it is a borrowed theme from Psalms 1. This chapter tells us a sense of insignificance and futility is the
Psalm 1:1-2 (NKJV) Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. To live blessed, means to live happy, because that is what “blessing” means – to make happy. How do we live happy and blessed? By following God’s life instructions carefully: HAPPY IS THE ONE… who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly
Psalm 1:1-2 (NKJV) Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. “BLESS YOU!” It means more than a courteous response to a sneeze! It is a God-concept found through-out the Bible. TO BLESS: to show favor; to cause to prosper in every way and live at peace; to make happy. It is interesting to note tha
Luke 23:46 “Father, I entrust My Spirit into your Hands!” And with those words, He breathed His last. Jesus last words on the cross are those which begin your new life in God!
With these simple words of surrender, we receive salvation and are born again!
But these words were not intended to be uttered only once at the moment of salvation. They are the daily song of the godly, as they commit their way to the Lord.
In the Psalms, David, desperate and surrounded by enemi
James 1:6-8 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. Some say to doubt God is the opposite of having faith. But actually it is faith….just faith against God! When we doubt, we are saying “God is not good to His Word; He is not to be trusted: He is not of faithf