Archive for February 20, 2012
These words are for the humbling of God’s people; they are called God’s vine, but what are they by nature more than others? They, by God’s goodness, have become fruitful, having been planted in a good soil; the Lord hath trained them upon the walls of the sanctuary, and they bring forth fruit to his glory; but what are they without their God? What are they without the continual influence of the Spirit, begetting fruitfulness in them? O believer, learn to reject pride, seeing that thou hast no ground for it. Whatever thou art, thou hast nothing to make thee More >
read the bible in a year: day 22 Luke 17
1 And he said to his disciples, It is necessary for causes of trouble to come about, but unhappy is he by whom they come. 2 It would be well for him if a great stone was put round his neck and he was dropped into the sea, before he made trouble for any of these little ones. 3 Give attention to yourselves: if your brother does wrong, say a sharp word to him; and if he has sorrow for his sin, let him have forgiveness. 4 And if he does you wrong seven times in More >
In Matthew 26:56, Jesus continues to say, “All this has taken place to fulfill the Scriptures of the prophets.” Then all the disciples left Him and fled.
While Jesus is being betrayed, He is still preaching His gospel. At this point, nobody is listening but He must still get His message out. His disciples forgot everything that was ever taught to them in the past three years, especially in the past few days. It is interesting how when things are going well, we hear what we want. Jesus prepared the disciples for this moment but they were so focused on the new kingdom More >
Philippians 3: 7 – 11
What is your heart’s desire? Do you ever think about it? Does it usually revolve around things of this world … or relationships with people of this world? In these few verses, we get a glimpse into the very heart’s desire of Paul. Nothing else is as important to him. Everything else can go except for this one thing.
I want to know Christ …
“The word Paul chooses for “know” is part of the verb ginoskein and that word almost always indicates personal knowledge. It is not simply intellectual knowledge; it is not the knowledge of certain More >
And who comforteth like him? Go to some poor, melancholy, distressed child of God; tell him sweet promises, and whisper in his ear choice words of comfort; he is like the deaf adder, he listens not to the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely. He is drinking gall and wormwood, and comfort him as you may, it will be only a note or two of mournful resignation that you will get from him; you will bring forth no psalms of praise, no hallelujahs, no joyful sonnets. But let God come to his child, let him lift up More >