What can you expect from dirt? ∙

What can you expect from dirt? ∙ For you are dust, and to dust you shall return. – Genesis 3:19 All flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust. – Job 34:15 Psalms 103:13-22  13 The LORD is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.  14Continue reading “What can you expect from dirt? ∙”

The Lord alone opens hearts

The Lord alone opens hearts Lydia from Thyatira, a merchant of expensive purple cloth, who worshiped God. As she listened to us, the Lord opened her heart, and she accepted what Paul was saying. – Acts 16:14 Luke 24:27-45  27 Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining fromContinue reading “The Lord alone opens hearts”

Can we help God?

Can we help God? Psalms 16:2 I said to the LORD, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.” Job 22:2-3  2 Can a person do anything to help God? Can even a wise person be helpful to him?  3 Is it any advantage to the Almighty if you are righteous?Continue reading “Can we help God?”

God honors obedience, despises stubbornness

God honors obedience, despises stubbornness Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness is as bad as worshiping idols. – 1 Samuel 15:23 Psalms 78:7-8  7 So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands.  8 Then they will not be like their ancestors –Continue reading “God honors obedience, despises stubbornness”

Character-driven prayer

Character-driven prayer Don’t make rash promises, and don’t be hasty in bringing matters before God. After all, God is in heaven, and you are here on earth. So let your words be few. – Ecclesiastes 5:2 Matthew 6:8-10  8 Your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!  9 Pray like this:Continue reading “Character-driven prayer”