“… the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” (Daniel 11:32, NKJV) I have always loved this verse…and it has taken me many years…and now I finally get it. I memorized the verse as it is written above. However, I left off a small but very important word. BUT. […]
“When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”” (John 5:6) Of all the “Questions God Asks,” this one is the most shocking. John tells us this invalid was brought daily, for 38 years, to the […]
“Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ “In tithes and offerings.” (Malachi 3:8) Last week I got a chuckle out of the idea of Job telling God how to run the universe. Imagine a frail and fallible human lecturing the omniscient, all-knowing God. No less […]
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matt.11:28). Most of us who desire…to live for Christ and to serve Him know the “weary” part very well, and many of us are familiar with “burdened.” It’s the part about “rest” we find elusive.
Today’s chapter explains the rest Jesus promises, the reasons so few find it, and the secret to entering His rest.
“Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.“ (Psalm 126:5-6, NIV) Psalm 126 is one of fifteen songs sung by Jewish Pilgrims as they traveled to Jerusalem to celebrate holy days. We call […]
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.“ (Hebrews 11:1, NIV) I was encouraged reading this chapter of Hebrews today as the author commends a great list of people for their faith. Each one trusted God, trusted God’s character, trusted God’s provision…and acted on it. […]