The God of the Living

Psalm 118:17, I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD. This was my prayer during my days in service to my country in the Army, and nearly on a daily basis. Near death, this prayer has been my strength. Do not be mistaken, however: I did not pray this…

Sick in Sin

Luke 5:31-32, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” We are all ill, and it is killing us all. We all know this, for we all seek idols to give us pleasure in this life to…

Joy & Peace in the Gospel

Romans 15:13, May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. The Lord’s definition of joy and peace differs from the world’s definition. For the world, joy and peace come through emotions and experiences. To them, peace…

God’s Unceasing Provision

Psalm 118:1, Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever! Such should be the daily prayer of both those who have much and those who have little. For we who have much, it is easy to forget how dependent we are on God and that all we have…

Christian Fellowship

Matthew 18:20, “Where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I among them.” Any Christian who makes the absurd claim that they do not need to go to church does not fathom the full significance of Jesus’ words here. For church is not so much the location as it is those members who…

Forsake All Sin

Revelation 18:4, “Come out of her, My people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues.” Here, we hear God’s command to His people—the Church, not unbelievers—to flee from the Great Whore (cf. Revelation 17). Most English translations translate it, “the great prostitute.” It is a kind and generous translation. No, she…

The Weakness of God

1 Corinthians 1:25, For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God stronger than men. The prerequisite to believing the Gospel is God’s power making us weak and His wisdom making us foolish. For to believe Christ is the Word and Son of God incarnate who was perfect in every way…