Monthly Archives: January 2016

Thy Servants And Thy People – Nehemiah 1:10

Nehemiah 1:10 – Now these are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand. In the court of the king of Persia, Nehemiah received news of the desperate plight of his people in Israel.  Jerusalem was a desolation  and the people a weakened remnant of […]

Enjoy Good – Ecclesiastes 2:24

Ecclesiastes 2:24 – There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God. Oftentimes we are pressured to feel guilt for enjoying the fruits of our labors. […]

Proving The Will Of God – Romans 12:2

Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. There is an old adage that says, “The proof is in the pudding.”   This notion speaks to the fact […]

So Are We – 2 Corinthians 10:7

2 Corinthians 10:7 – Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s. I was in the marching band in high school.  Sometimes when we would take a […]

Launch Out Into The Deep – Luke 5:4

Luke 5:4 – Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. Have you ever felt led to do something you fear to do?  Maybe you just think trying will be a waste of time or that others may think you […]

The Life and the Details – John 14:6

John 14:6 – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Just the other day my son saw a tshirt that said, “Baseball is Life.  All the rest is details.” Being a ball player himself, he liked the shirt.  After a […]

Integrity and Skill – Psalm 78:72

Psalm 78:72 – So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands. To say that the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt was a miracle is an understatement.  A series of miracles led to this event that effectively gave birth to God’s chosen nation […]

Reaching – Philippians 3:13-14

Philippians 3:13-14 – Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. We have all heard something like, […]

The Bond of Perfectness – Colossians 3:14

Colossians 3:14 – And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. When asked what was the greatest of the commandments in the Law, Jesus said that first was love of God with all our being, and similarly love of neighbors was a near second. The Savior went on to […]

Stand Fast – Galatians 5:1

Galatians 5:1 – Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Christians should be the most liberated people in the world.  Following the teaching and commandments of Christ makes us free.  Furthermore, having cancelled the ultimate penalty for sin and new […]