- Tuesday, 3/17/20 Ecclesiastes 1:17, And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. Solomon lived a miserable life because he tried to walk on both sides of the street.
-Tuesday, 3/10/20 Revelation 3:19, As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. It’s clear: love is demonstrated by rebukes and punishment. But, more often than not, I’m far more zealous to defend myself than to admit error and repent. You?
- Tuesday, 3/3/20 15
characteristics of Christ to appreciate, praise, and emulate: 12) He knew and
experienced the full range of emotions: Isaiah
53:3ab, He is despised and rejected
of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. He understands all of
our humanity...understand another’s.
- Tuesday, 2/25/20 15 characteristics of Christ to appreciate, praise, and emulate:
- Tuesday, 2/11/20
Deuteronomy 32:20, And he said, I
will hide my face from them...for they are a very froward generation, children
in whom is no faith. Notice the contrast: froward vs. faithful; stubborn
vs. submissive; controlling vs. serving; manipulating vs. supple. Which better
describes you and me?
- Tuesday, 2/4/20 Another
reminder (mostly to ME), Servants, be
subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but
also to the froward, 1 Peter 2:18. We’re to treat our bosses as if he/she
were Jesus Christ. So, how sweet, submissive, hard working WOULD you be if...
- Tuesday, 1/28/20 Hebrews 11:26, [Moses] esteem[ed] the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. In “Bible Economics Class” reproach is
- Tuesday, 1/14/20 Psalm
5:2, Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my
King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. The context indicates this
paraphrase, “You’re always hearing my voice: please really listen to my cry
right now.” God is SSOOOO faithful in hearing; the problem lies with us giving
up on Him.
- Tuesday, 1/7/20
Philemon 15, For perhaps he
therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever...
Philemon’s short-term loss (a runaway slave) became his long-term gain (a
Christian brother and co-laborer.) Don’t be so quick to categorize events as
bad...maybe God has a bigger plan.
- Tuesday, 12/31/19 Proverbs 24:6, For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety. Very simply, when was the last time you had a counseling appointment? The last time you got an outsider’s objective opinion?