In His Word
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." – Psalm 119:105

Aug
04

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Jesus said, “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28; Luke 12:4-5).

We all need fear, but it must be of the right being.  Too many people fear other people, but all man can do is harm us in this temporary fleeting life.  God holds our eternal life in His hands.  “Yes, I tell you, fear Him!” (Luke 12:5).

Have a great day in His word!

Aug
03

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Jesus said, “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.” (Matthew 10:22).

Expect and endure the hate for as long as it lasts – which won’t be long in the grand scheme.  It’s worth it!

Have a great day in His word!

Jul
30

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Jesus said, “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.” (Matthew 10:16).

I would prefer to not be in the midst of wolves even with a gun and ammunition, but definitely not as a helpless sheep.  Yet Jesus said that is how the twelve would be when they went into the world “to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (:6).  They would have to be both shrewd and innocent – like serpents and doves.

They were not the only ones who would have to face wolves.  Paul said the church at Ephesus would have wolves come in among them (Acts 20:29), and we still must face them today.  Are you prepared?

Have a great day in His word!

Jul
29

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Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” (Matthew 9:37-38; Luke 10:2; John 4:35).

Jesus felt compassion for the people (Matthew 9:36).  He wanted them to be saved.  Do you have the same compassion for the lost?  If you do you will pray for them, and if you pray for them you will set about to fulfill that prayer by working to harvest them.

Have a great day in His word!

Jul
28

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Jesus said, “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched — where ‘Their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’  And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched — where ‘Their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’  And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire — where ‘Their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’” (Mark 9:43-49).

Hell is real.  It is eternal.  It is terrible.  Do whatever is necessary to avoid being cast there.

Have a great day in His word!

Jul
27

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Jesus said, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all” (Mark 9:35).  He said this in response to His disciples discussing which of them was greatest (:33-34).  He was teaching them that true greatness before God comes through humility before others.

“I’m first.”  I hear these or similar words fairly regularly from the three younger children – one in particular – in my home.  Not surprisingly, that one particular child is also the one who is most often unhappy.  Unfortunately, people do not always outgrow their “me first” attitude as they get older.  If we want to be pleasing to God we must.  We must lose our concern about being first and great in the eyes of men and realize that such things do not impress God.  What impresses God is placing ourselves last in line and serving those ahead of us.  That is when He will exalt us and truly make us first.

Have a great day  in His word!

Jul
24

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Jesus said, “All things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23).  He said these words in response to a man with a spirit-possessed son (:17).  His disciples could not cast out the spirit (:18).  The man told Jesus, “But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!” (:22), to which Jesus responded, “’If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” (:23).   Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.” (:24).

Do you believe in Jesus?  If so, to what level?  This man believed but knew there was room to believe better.  When you fully believe, all things are possible.  Are you there yet?  “Help my unbelief.”

Have a great day in His word!

Jul
23

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Jesus asked, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26).

You know the answer, so live like it.

Have a great day in His word!

Jul
22

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Jesus said, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.” (Matthew 16:24).

Sometimes today people make a comment like, “We all have our cross to bear”, referring to different burdens in life.  Those in the first century understood something quite different about someone taking up his cross.  The only reason someone took up a cross was to be put to death on it.  When Jesus referred to taking up a cross, He meant more than just being willing to suffer a little; He meant being willing to die.

Are you willing to die for Jesus?  “He who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.” (Matthew 10:38).  Take up your cross and follow Him.

Have a great day in His word!

Jul
21

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Jesus said, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.” (Matthew 16:24).

Jesus not only preached denying self, He also practiced it.  “…who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.  Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” (Philippians 2:6-8).

Our society doesn’t know much about the idea of denying self.  It’s all about what you “deserve” for yourself, not how you can deny yourself.  If Christ could deny Himself heaven to be a bondservant, then can’t you deny yourself a few of the pleasures of this earth to serve Him?  You must if you want to go after Him.

Have a great day in His word!

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