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

Archive for September 2015

“beware of covetousness”

September 30, 2015

When a man asked Jesus to tell his brother to divide the family inheritance with him, Jesus said, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.” (Luke 12:13-15). Then Jesus told the parable of the rich fool: […]

“without neglecting the others”

September 29, 2015

Jesus said, “But woe to you Pharisees! For you pay tithe of mint and rue and every kind of garden herb, and yet disregard justice and the love of God; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.” (Luke 11:42).  In a similar passage He spoke of “the weightier provisions […]

“your eye”

September 28, 2015

Jesus said, “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.  But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matthew […]

“hear… and keep”

September 25, 2015

When a woman said, “Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!”, Jesus said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” (Luke 11:28). While Jesus’ mother Mary was blessed through her unique relationship with Him (Luke 1:28, 42, 48), a greater blessing […]

“names written in heaven”

September 24, 2015

When the seventy returned with joy over how the demons were subject to them in His name, Jesus said, “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:20). We may rejoice in many endeavors in this life, but none can […]

“I lay down My life”

September 23, 2015

Jesus said, “For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again.  No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. […]

“the works of God”

September 22, 2015

When the disciples asked if a man or his parents had sinned for him to be born blind, Jesus said, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” (John 9:3). Have you ever suffered some tragedy or been afflicted […]

“one thing is necessary”

September 21, 2015

Jesus said, “But only one thing is necessary,…” (Luke 10:42a).  He told this to Martha when she “was distracted with all her preparations” after welcoming Him into her home (:38-40).  He said she was “worried and bothered about so many things” (:41) – just not the necessary thing. What has you distracted?  What consumes the […]

“Go and do likewise.”

September 18, 2015

After telling the parable of the good Samaritan Jesus asked the lawyer, “Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers’ hands?” (Luke 10:36).  When the lawyer answered, “The one who showed mercy toward him”, Jesus said, “Go and do likewise.” (:37). The lawyer […]

“What is written?”

September 17, 2015

When a lawyer put Jesus to the test by asking, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”, Jesus said, “What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?” (Luke 10:25-26).  The lawyer correctly answered his own question when he answered witih what is written (:27-28). When answering a question, one […]