Tag Archives: Kingdom of Heaven

But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God… – Matthew 6:33

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. “But” can be a powerful word. It changes the direction of a whole idea, and no book uses this word more masterfully than the Bible. Just a few examples show the importance […]

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 […]

They Saw The Star – Matthew 2:12

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. – Matthew 2:12 The wise men who followed the star to see Jesus came from the east of Jerusalem, and they came to worship the long expected King of Israel.  Why?  They looked forward to a new age of peace, righteousness, and joy.  They […]

Having these promises… – 2 Corinthians 7:1

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. – 2 Corinthians 7:1 Meditation:  What should our response be to the promises of God?  In a word… Holiness.  You see, holiness is our proper response to God’s goodness, grace, […]

Be An Example – 1 Timothy 4:12

​Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12 Meditation:  The exuberance of youth is fun to observe.  As a father of four, I am blessed to see my children laugh and play, learn […]

Hearken – Psalm 34:11

Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. – Psalm 34:11 Meditation:  One of the boldest and most powerful illustrations in the Gospels is recorded in Matthew 18:1-4, where Jesus challenged the world’s notion of greatness.  Matthew writes, “At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, […]

Submit Yourselves- James 4:7

James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. A software developer once created a website with a form to sign up customers.  At the bottom of the sign-up page, the developer placed a button that said, “SUBMIT.”  When he showed the design to his business colleagues, […]