December 01, 2014
Psalms, Chapter 1 never ceases to amaze me in its simplicity, clarity and promise. I have read it thousands of times and each time it reminds me of the vital role of God's Word in my life.
It pulls me out of bed in the middle of the night. It makes me want to learn more and study faithfully. It drives me.
It delights my heart this morning once again and reminds me of what is most important in all of life…to listen to the Lord and meditate on His Word day and night!
The Contrasting PRACTICE
The worldly man...
But the Word man...
The Contrasting PROMISES
The Word man will be...
The worldly man who does not listen to God's Word but listens to foolish men will be…
When something becomes a great value to you (like the pearl of great price or the treasure hidden in the field) you are willing to do whatever is necessary to obtain it.
My prayer for you? That listening and responding to God and what He says would become your greatest value and that you would pay any price to pursue Him every day through His Word and prayer!
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August 07, 2020
August 06, 2020
There are thousands, perhaps millions of people who believe they are Christians who will never enter heaven. This is not my evaluation, but the clear teaching of Christ Himself.
Christ spoke of false prophets who "come to you in sheep clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves" (Matt 7:15). It is not the outward clothing, but the inward heart that indicates a true believer.
What is the only way to know the difference between a professing believer and a real believer?
August 05, 2020
Of all the things Jesus could have addressed in the Sermon on the Mount, it's fascinating that He spends a good bit of time addressing worry. In fact, He commands us not to be worried: "Do not be worried about your life."
We are champion worriers. God knows that worry is so counterproductive. Not only is it useless, but it ties us up, destroys our faith, is a poor witness to those who are watching, and dishonors God. So, to help us He gives His true followers multiple reasons why worry is so useless.