There is no more painful a wound than the one inflicted by a friend or a loved one. It cuts us to the quick. The website “grammarist.com” describes being “cut to the quick” in this way: “The idiom cut to the quick refers to cutting through the dead parts of something until reaching the living, … Continue reading THE WOUND OF BETRAYAL Psalm 55:12-13
This verse is power-packed with so much for encouragement in the Christian life. I want to go through it and make a few interesting points. First, I had always considered the "great cloud of witnesses" to mean that the saints of the past were surrounding us and watching us as we "run the race". However, … Continue reading WHEN THE RACE IS WON…Hebrews 12:1
The prince of preachers, Charles Spurgeon , once said, “Help my unbelief is something a man can only say by faith. While men have no faith, they are unconscious of their unbelief; but, as soon as they get a little faith, then they begin to be conscious of the greatness of their unbelief.” Have you … Continue reading Verse of the Day: Mark 9:24 HELP MY UNBELIEF
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. This is a verse that has probably been memorized by nearly every Christian along their believing journey. It has been used as a theme verse for new parents at baby dedications, and has even … Continue reading Verse of the Day: Proverbs 22:6 A PRINCIPLE, NOT A PROMISE
by Robin Self Yesterday we looked at God as the Alpha. The Beginning of all things. Jesus our wondrous Creator. Inventor and sustainer of time and space. In the Beginning, Jesus. At the End, Jesus. He is over all. He is our history and He is our future. He is everything in between Genesis 1:1 and … Continue reading Verse of the Day: Revelation 22:20-21. THE OMEGA: Awaiting His Return!
When Paul wrote these words, he was in a Roman prison cell. Although he was imprisoned, he told the church in Philippi that he saw an opportunity for the gospel to make even greater advancement. BECAUSE of his difficult circumstance. In fact during this time of imprisonment, Paul wrote Ephesians, Philippians, AND Colossians. Even the … Continue reading VERSE OF THE DAY Philippians 1:12 OPPORTUNE SUFFERING
Two small words. Yet they speak volumes about our Savior. These two words show us, maybe more than any other passage in scripture, the humanity of Christ. His compassion. His investment in His friendships. How deeply he loved, and how intensely he felt sorrow. Even though He already knew the future outcome of the day’s … Continue reading Verse of the Day: John 11:35~
Photo by Thomas Shockey on Pexels.com Today I'm starting a series in the book of Psalms, or as I called it in my last piece, "The Book of Praises", as it was called by the rabbis of the time. My plan in blogging through the Psalms is not necessarily to just be commentary on the … Continue reading Psalms 1, The Righteous and the Wicked