Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

The Fruit of Righteousness – James 3:18

And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. – James 3:18 Certain plants require certain soil.  For example, tomatoes thrive in loose, well-draining, slightly acidic soil. Furthermore, to enjoy an abundant crop of these red fruit, the gardener might need to add supplements and fertilizer as well as irrigation […]

Strengthened With All Might – Colossians 1:11-12

Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light – Colossians 1:11-12 Do you feel strong? Well, if you believe in Christ and trust Him, you have […]

Count Them Happy Which Endure – 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. – James 5:11 Endurance is obtained by blood, sweat and tears. Whether it is physical endurance or spiritual endurance, it must be […]

Fight the Good Fight – 1 Timothy 6:16

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. – 1 Timothy 6:12 With the first full week of January coming to a close, I hope you can look back on those few days and honestly make a good […]

Renewal – Lamentations 5:21

Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old. – Lamentations 5:21 Spring is still a few months away where I live, but recent temperatures have enticed some of the plants to put on new growth. The warmth and rain have renewed their strength and triggered […]

The Child Grew – Luke 2:40

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. – Luke 2:40 Christ the Lord is both God and Man. This combination has baffled sages for generations, and it still does so today. How can God be a man and a man be God? […]

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, […]

Flee or Follow – 1 Timothy 6:11

1 Timothy 6:11 – But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. How do we follow after God? Some might say by faith. Others may say in spirit. Still others may say by listening to your heart. All these methods are good when properly done, […]

Leap for Joy – Luke 1:44

Luke 1:44 – For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. Have you ever leaped for joy?  I mean really jumped up and down you were so overwhelmed with emotion.  It is a wonderful thing, and the presence of the Christ should […]

Receive One Another – Romans 15:7

Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God. – Romans 15:7 Meditation:  One of my very favorite things is spending time with fellow Christians.  Thankfully I am blessed to be able to get along with most everyone, but it is a special pleasure knowing that those around you […]