Sin and service ∙

Sin and service ∙ I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. – 1 Timothy 1:12 1 Timothy 1:12-16  12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed meContinue reading “Sin and service ∙”

Touched by an angel ∙

Touched by an angel ∙ Just then a hand touched me and lifted me, still trembling, to my hands and knees. – Daniel 10:10 Daniel 10:17-19  17 How can someone like me, your servant, talk to you, my lord? My strength is gone, and I can hardly breathe.”  18 Then the one who looked likeContinue reading “Touched by an angel ∙”

How do things become holy?

How do things become holy? I the LORD am holy. – Leviticus 20:26 Deuteronomy 26:18-19  18 The LORD has declared today that you are his people, his own special treasure, just as he promised, and that you must obey all his commands.  19 And if you do, he will set you high above all theContinue reading “How do things become holy?”

As far as the east is from the west ∙

As far as the east is from the west ∙ As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. – Psalm 103:12 Psalms 103:1-14  1 Let all that I am praise the LORD; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.  2 Let allContinue reading “As far as the east is from the west ∙”

Seeking wisdom and discernment ∙

Seeking wisdom and discernment ∙ Give your servant a discerning heart. – 1 Kings 3:9 1 Kings 3:28 When all Israel heard the king’s decision, the people were in awe of the king, for they saw the wisdom God had given him for rendering justice. Two different people claimed ownership of the same dog, aContinue reading “Seeking wisdom and discernment ∙”