Tag Archives: Acts

Respect – Psalm 138:6

Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off. – Psalm 138:6 In the song, “Respect,” written and recorded by Otis Redding in 1965 and reimagined to even greater popular acclaim by Aretha Franklin in 1967, the singer is pleading or even demanding respect at […]

More Noble – Acts 17:11

Statue of Saint Paul in Modern Day Veria (Berea) by Berthold Werner These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. – Acts 17:11 In this year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Twenty, I […]

JESUS – Matthew 1:21

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. – Matthew 1:21 Have you ever looked up the meaning of your name? Many of us have inherited names from parents or other ancestors. Whether your name comes from your father or […]

Mercy, Not Sacrifice – Matthew 9:13

Matthew 9:13 – But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. When I was a boy in school, I remember asking my teacher what a certain word meant. She gave me a most annoying direction, […]

A Righteous Branch- Jeremiah 23:5

Jeremiah 23:5 – Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. Who’s in charge?  Is it you?  Is it me?  Government?  Corporations?  Honestly, I am not in control, and I doubt […]

Jesus of Nazareth – Acts 26:9

I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. – Acts 26:9 Have you ever sinned on purpose? I mean, have you decided to do something you know is wrong? Probably so. Even if you did not know the right of wrong of a […]

Now I Stand – Acts 26:6

Acts 26:6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers: The greatest accusation against a Christian is that their hope in the salvation of God does not waver or yield to the temptations and follies of this world.  Like the Apostles and great saints […]

Ever of Old – Psalm 25:6

Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old. – Psalm 25:6 Meditation: When were you saved? I mean, when were you eternally saved from the ultimate judgement and condemnation of God? Do you know the date? Was it when you were baptized? Was it when you took […]

​The Prevailing Word of God – Acts 19:20

So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. – ​Acts 19:20 Meditation: One of the oddest accounts in the Book of Acts concerns not the reaction of people following a failed exorcism in Ephesus (Acts 19:13-20).  Following these events, many people in the city were convicted of their idolatry and burned their books of […]

Finishing My Course With Joy – Acts 20:22-24

And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:  Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.  But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might […]