Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ye Are Of More Value – Luke 12:6-7

Luke 12:6-7 – Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Have you ever redeemed a glass bottle for its recycling value? If so, […]

An Humble Spirit – Proverbs 16:19

Proverbs 16:19 – Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. Humility seems to be the antithesis of typical human behavior. We see triumph most often as a fist pump and dance around the in-zone, but Jesus teaches us the opposite. Instead of […]

The Great Physician – Psalm 30:2

Psalm 30:2 – O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. Jesus once said, “They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Luke 5:31-32). The hearers were a mixture of believers and nonbelievers. As […]

Restoring a Brother – Galatians 6:1

Galatians 6:1 – Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Anyone think confession is fun?  Probably not.  Being found in a fault arouses us to vainly defend ourselves even when we know that […]

The Patience of Job – James 5:11

James 5:11 – Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. Patience is essential to our Christian walk.  Without patience we cannot endure to receive the hope of the promises of […]

The Trouble with Tongues – James 3:5-6

James 3:5-6 – Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; […]

The Lord Shall Renew – Isaiah 40:30-31

Isaiah 40:30-31 – Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Are you tired?  Are […]

The Seal of the Holy Spirit – 2 Corinthians 1:21-22

2 Corinthians 1:21-22 – Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. Oftentimes when we make a large purchase, we must provide an earnest payment. Not to be confused with a down payment, […]

Brotherly Love – Hebrews 13:1

Hebrews 13:1 – Let brotherly love continue. There are many characteristics that should identify disciples of Jesus Christ.  Faith, hope, patience, honesty, mercy, justice, and other like attributes are essential.  However, the most important is love. Love covers a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8). Jesus was so bold as to declare that love is […]

All Our Works – Isaiah 26:12

Isaiah 26:12 – Lord , thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us. Give credit where credit is due. The Lord is our Creator and Sustainer. Any blessings we enjoy, any good that we do, is ultimately to His credit, because as we observe and read and […]