SAFE

Psalm 46 In Other Words:   God is our refuge and strength. No exceptions, no escape clauses, no fine print, no matter what. We can run to His all-encompassing arms with everything, from day-to-day concerns to catastrophic events. Whatever may threaten us, we...

ONLY ONE THING

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be...

TEST PREP

So if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! No temptation [test] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted [tested] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted [tested], he...

THE GOOD LIFE

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. . . . the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit,...

TRAINING CAMP

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. . . We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character, and character, hope. And hope does not...

WRONG RIGHTS

Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on...

KNOW HOW

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If any one has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need, but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in...

LIKE HIM?

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord said through the prophet: "The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" (which means "God with us.")  (Matt 1:22-23) . . . he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a...

STILL KNOWING

Reflections on Psalm 46: God is our refuge and strength. No exceptions, no escape clauses, no fine print, no matter what. We can run to His all-encompassing arms with everything, from day-to-day concerns to catastrophic events. Whatever may threaten us, we don't have...

SECURE

Reflections on Psalm 23: The Lord -- who is the fulness of all things-- is my Shepherd. As one of His beloved flock, I have everything I need. He leads me to feed on the lush pastures of His Word, vibrant with life-giving nourishment on which to chew and ruminate....