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

Archive for August 2015

“If your brother sins,…”

August 31, 2015

Jesus said, “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.  But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed.  If […]

“throw it from you”

August 28, 2015

Jesus said, “If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame, than to have two hands or two feet and be cast into the eternal fire.  If your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it […]

“stumbling blocks”

August 27, 2015

Jesus said, “but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.  Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that […]

“become like children”

August 26, 2015

Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.  Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3). The disciples wanted to know who was greatest in the kingdom (:1).  They thought […]

“do not be afraid”

August 25, 2015

When the fishermen were seized with amazement upon seeing a great catch of fish, Jesu said, “Do not fear, from now on you will be catching men” (Luke 5:10).  When later at the transfiguration they heard God speak from heaven and fell to the ground in terror, Jesus touched them and said, “Get up, and […]

“judge with righteous judgment”

August 21, 2015

Jesus said, “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” (John 7:24).  Some people are quick to quote what Jesus said in Matthew 7:1 – “Do not judge so that you will not be judged.”  They fail to consider the context of the statement, along with other passages like this one. Jesus […]

“looking back”

August 20, 2015

When someone told Jesus, “I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home,” He said, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:61-62). Imagine what would happen if someone plowing looked back – when they […]

“let the dead bury their own dead”

August 19, 2015

When a man Jesus told to follow Him responded, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father,” Jesus said, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:60; Matthew 8:22). Few things take priority over the sickness/death of a loved one.  Life as we know […]

“nowhere to lay His head”

August 18, 2015

After someone told Him, “I will follow You wherever You go,”  Jesus said, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” (Luke 9:58; Matthew 8:20). While you need to be committed to Jesus, you also need to count the cost […]

“whoever loses his life”

August 12, 2015

Jesus said, “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matthew 16:25; 10:39; Mark 8:35; Luke 9:24; 17:33).  He also stated it this way: “He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep […]