Do the right thing ∙

Do the right thing ∙ So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. – James 4:17 Luke 12:47-48  47 And a servant who knows what the master wants, but isn’t prepared and doesn’t carry out those instructions, will be severely punished.  48 But someone whoContinue reading “Do the right thing ∙”

When a generation knows not God

When a generation knows not God The people of Israel served the LORD throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him – those who had personally experienced all that the LORD had done for Israel. – Joshua 24:31 Judges 21:25 In those days Israel had no king; all the people didContinue reading “When a generation knows not God”

Planning your day ∙

Planning your day ∙ O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly. – Psalms 63:1 Psalms 5:3 Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly. Psalms 37:5 Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will act onContinue reading “Planning your day ∙”

Receiving the Father’s signals ∙

Receiving the Father’s signals ∙ Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left. – Isaiah 30:21 Isaiah 30:15-20  15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “Only in returning toContinue reading “Receiving the Father’s signals ∙”

Eighteen inches from heaven

Eighteen inches from heaven You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. – James 2:19 Matthew 7:21-23  21 Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actuallyContinue reading “Eighteen inches from heaven”

Preach the Word ∙

Preach the Word ∙ Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. – 2 Timothy 4:2 2 Timothy 4:2-4  2 Preach the word of God. Be ready whether it is convenient or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage yourContinue reading “Preach the Word ∙”

When wrong feels right

When wrong feels right There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. – Proverbs 14:12 James 1:13-16  13 Remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else.  14 Temptation comes fromContinue reading “When wrong feels right”