Being Perfected • Matthew 5:28

Being Perfected • Matthew 5:28

We live in an imperfect world in need of a perfect Savior. We seek perfection in this world, but little do we know that true perfection comes through salvation in Jesus and no one else. There is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved (Acts […]

Diligent Plans vs. Hasty Desires • Proverbs 21:5

Diligent Plans vs. Hasty Desires • Proverbs 21:5

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.” Often when I make decisions in a rush and do not consider the long term effects, I am left with regret, pain, and even sin. God’s Word is clear that everyone who is hasty will find themselves […]

Never Alone • Romans 8:39

Never Alone • Romans 8:39

As followers of Jesus, we are not immune to nor exempt from trials and troubles. During difficult circumstances, one may experience dejection, exhaustion, restlessness, hopelessness, and loneliness. In these times, we must call on Jesus, and He will answer. God will be with us in our troubles (Psalm 91:15). We have certainty that nothing can […]

The Purpose of His Love • 1 John 4:9

The Purpose of His Love • 1 John 4:9

“By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.” 1 John 4:9 When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we receive so many special blessings and opportunities. We are free from sin and become […]

The Book of Love • Hosea 14:4

The Book of Love • Hosea 14:4

When you think of love, which book of the Bible comes to mind? The book of Hosea should be near the top of your list. It’s a radical look on the depths of God’s love for His people. First we read of a faithful husband (the prophet Hosea) who marries a prostitute and continues to […]

The Power of Confession • Leviticus 26:38-46

The Power of Confession • Leviticus 26:38-46

Throughout the Bible, confession is something very profound and powerful. John tells us, “if we confess our sins He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” In Leviticus, God promises the people that if they confess their iniquity and unfaithfulness and humble themselves, He would remember […]

Ambidextrous • 1 Chronicles 12:1-2

Ambidextrous • 1 Chronicles 12:1-2

These verses explain how these mighty men could use their right and left hands with equal ease. This is an obvious advantage on the battlefield for a soldier, but what about for us spiritually? There are two issues here: willingness and ability. Are you willing to answer God’s call, even if you’d never choose to […]

I Can Do All Things • Philippians 4:13

I Can Do All Things • Philippians 4:13

We must not forget the context of the verse, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” As the previous verse shows, the “all” refers not only to abounding and being full, but also to suffering, need, and hunger. Often times, believers mistakenly think God’s strength is only for going from an inconvenient […]

To The Lord • Romans 14:4 -12

To The Lord • Romans 14:4 -12

Motivations are so much more difficult to tend to than actions. As Jesus laid the groundwork for the Kingdom of God on the Sermon on the Mount, we notice that God’s viewpoint of our righteousness sees far beyond our actions to the state of our heart, making our reasons why we do what we do […]