Be Clean

THE VERSE And behold, a leper came to him and knelt down before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. ~Matthew 8:2-3 THE THOUGHT This is a remarkable account. In the […]

Walk in a Manner Worthy of the Lord

THE VERSE And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good […]

God’s Faithfulness

THE VERSE He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day. ~Psalm 91:4b-5 In addition to all of this, take up the shield of faith, […]

Jesus is Greater

THE VERSE I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. ~Matthew 12:6 Behold, something greater than Jonah is here. ~Matthew 12:41 Behold, something greater than Solomon is here. ~Matthew 12:42 THE THOUGHT Today’s three verses are three statements that Jesus made in short succession, each designating Himself as the fulfillment of and the […]

God’s Authority and Power

THE VERSE When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars. ~Psalm 75:3 THE THOUGHT Japan. Chile. Indonesia. Haiti. The last few years have seen untold devestation grip different corners of the globe as the earth totters with all its inhabitants. Violent earthquakes have shaken lives and nations […]

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me

THE VERSE I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. ~Philippians 4:12-13 THE THOUGHT When Paul wrote that “my God will supply […]

His Joy, Our Joy

THE VERSE These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. ~John 15:11 THE THOUGHT How precious are the words of Jesus! Not just the words in red, but everything “breathed out by God and profitable,” the entire written word of God handed […]

For I am with you to save you, declares the LORD.

THE VERSE For I am with you to save you, declares the LORD. ~Jeremiah 30:11 THE THOUGHT God is with us to save us. His promises presence in our lives results in salvation in two different ways: temporal salvation, and eternal salvation. Temporal salvation means being saved and delivered and protected and sustained during the […]

This World is Not Our Home

THE VERSE I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not Your commandments from me! ~Psalm 119:19 THE THOUGHT This world is not our home, so what do we have as our guide to keep us on the straight and narrow path towards life? What do we have to guide our desires and hopes, to […]

Resting and Striving

THE VERSE Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. ~Hebrews 4:11 THE THOUGHT What a peculiar thought- “let us strive to enter that rest!” How do we strive to rest? Isn’t rest the opposite of striving, of working hard? Here we encounter […]