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

Archive for February 2016

“talents”

February 29, 2016

Jesus said, “For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them.  To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey.”  Thus begins the parable […]

“ten virgins”

February 26, 2016

Jesus said, “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.  Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.”  Thus begins the parable of the wise and foolish virgins (Matthew 25:1-13). In the parable Jesus described the foolish ones as those who took their […]

“the faithful and wise servant”

February 25, 2016

Jesus said, “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?  Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.” (Matthew 24:45-46). The servant found doing what he is supposed to be doing will […]

“the thief”

February 24, 2016

Jesus said, “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.  But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his […]

“the days of Noah”

February 23, 2016

Jesus said, “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.  For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took […]

“My words”

February 22, 2016

Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33). It is hard to imagine heaven and earth passing away, yet Jesus said they will.  Peter described their passing in vivid detail writing that “the heavens will pass away with a roar and the […]

“the one who endures to the end”

February 18, 2016

In preparing His disciples for coming persecution, Jesus said, “But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.” (Matthew 24:13). Living for the Lord is not always easy.  It can involve tribulation (:9), being hated by others (even family – Mark 13:12-13), etc.  Many allow themselves to be misled (:4-5, 11).  Some […]

“while you have the Light”

February 17, 2016

Jesus said, “For a little while longer the Light is among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.  While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light.” (John […]

“I will draw all men”

February 16, 2016

Jesus said, “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” (John 12:32). Sometimes the Bible uses the word “if” as we do “when” (how some versions translate it here).  There was no uncertainty about Jesus being lifted up (3:14; 8:28).  Once this happened and the good news […]

“judgment is upon this world”

February 15, 2016

Jesus said, “Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.” (John 12:31).  Judgment in this context refers to Jesus’ imminent death, burial, and resurrection from the dead, by which He would take the power of death away from “the ruler of this world,” Satan (16:11). As Paul […]