Old vs New Nature

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander …

Achsah

And Caleb said, “He who attacks Kirjath Sepher and takes it, to him I will give Achsah my daughter as wife.”  So Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.  Now it was so, when she came to him, that she persuaded him to ask her father for …

What an Awesome God

God showed the people of Nineveh grace when He sent Jonah to call them to repentance. The people responded to the call with a great fast. Even the animals fasted. The king covered himself with sackcloth and ashes. Sackcloth is an expression of sorrow, repentance. It is symbolic of God's judgment. Ashes are symbolic of …

While You Still Can, Praise Him

Lord, I have called daily upon You; I have stretched out my hands to You. Will You work wonders for the dead? Shall the dead arise and praise You? Selah  Shall Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or Your faithfulness in the place of destruction?  Shall Your wonders be known in the dark? And Your righteousness in the land …

Tempting God and Celibacy

It was a beautiful afternoon so Ede decided to go for a walk. She walked through a field covered with daisies and dandelions. She loved daisies but they had an earthy smell and some of them smelled like cow manure. That was why she was never tempted to pick them. Whether it was instinctive or …

The Meaning of Worship

Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! - 1 Chronicles 16:29, NKJV What exactly is worship? It is to bow down, prostrate oneself, pay homage, make obeisance and to do reverence before something or someone. We are called to worship the Lord. He …

God Will Carry You

And I will still be carrying you when you are old. Your hair will turn gray, and I will still carry you. I made you, and I will carry you to safety - Isaiah 46:4, ERV  How comforting and encouraging it is to know that God will still carry us when we are old. No matter …

Thank You, Lord

I will thank You, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvellous things You have done.  I will be filled with joy because of You.  I will sing praises to Your name, O Most High (Psalm 9:1, 2) Everyday I thank the Lord for all He is doing in my life …

Look Up!

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God;For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God - Psalm 42:11, NKJV. No matter what is going on in your life, you must always hope in God. He is your Rock. Hope in …

Give Thanks

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;  To declare Your loving-kindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night (Psalm 92:1, 2, NKJV) Image by iStock Yes, it is good to give thanks to the Lord because in loving-kindness, He wakes you up each morning. At …

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