Tag Archives: John

For Glory and Beauty – Exodus 28:2

And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty. – Exodus 28:2 There are wonderful gems hidden in the Bible. Words of great value are everywhere in it, and sometimes the most profound ideas are hidden in plain sight. No where is this more true than in the ceremonies […]

Sent from God – John 1:6

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. – John 1:6 Today’s verse is such a simple statement, but it is packed with information and insights about God, the nature of His involvement with mankind and the mission of one specific man named John. Referring to John the Baptist, the Apostle John […]

Abide In Him – 1 John 2:6

He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. – 1 John 2:6 Abide is not a word most of us use daily, but the idea of abiding love or referring to our homes as an abode are not so uncommon. When we abide, we live in […]

Love Peaceably With All Men – Romans 12:18

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. – Romans 12:18 Sometimes the biggest challenge we face is being peaceable. Making peace can be difficult, and when we face real injustice as well as lesser slights, we can grow angry and frustrated. We may dream of ways to […]

A Fountain of Life – Proverbs 14:27

The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. – Proverbs 14:27 Have you ever heard of the parasympathetic nervous system? This vital function heightens your awareness, improving reaction time, and pumps adrenaline into your muscles, making you stronger and faster. Hence, it is called the fight […]

Silence the Ignorance – 1 Peter 2:15

For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men – 1 Peter 2:15 What is the biggest obstacle to your witness? Is it opportunity? Is it knowledge? Is it a lack of faith? Maybe it is one of these things or all of […]

Nevertheless – 1 Kings 15:4

Nevertheless for David’s sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem – 1 Kings 15:4 Nevertheless. Such a mysterious word. I’d guess that you have not used that word lately. Almost archaic, this word is nevertheless amazing. Used in the […]

Justice – Ecclesiastes 3:17

Ecclesiastes 3:17 – I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work. By faith, we understand that God, the Creator, the LORD of Lords, presides over the universe as Judge of all, discerning right from wrong, good from […]

What a Friend we have in Jesus! – Ecclesiates 4:9

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.  – Ecclesiastes 4:9 My wife and I have a saying, “It is good to have a buddy.”  In this world filled with all manner of pain and sin, she and I reflect on the beauty of the gift of love in […]

Are we deceived? – 1 John 1:8

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. – 1 John 1:8 It is an unpopular topic: sin. Even the mention of sin today sounds old fashioned. Haven’t we risen above such notions? God forbid that we ever lose sight of true holiness and look […]