Interpreting the Bible is not a matter of picking and choosing, but of exploring and understanding. We don’t study God’s Word to affirm our own biases or desires. We study it so that we can know God and submit to His authority in our lives.
From the #imjustsaying series
Peace is not the absence of danger. It is the presence of God.
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Did you know that, instead of flapping their wings, eagles have the ability to lock their joints and soar effortlessly on an updraft?
“Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles.” Isaiah 40: 31
A question for those who say they have forgiven so-and-so, and then recite a list of the transgressions that the forgiveness covers: Do they have a similar list of the transgressions of which God has forgiven them?
Anne Graham Lotz has penned a beautiful devotional entitled Fixing My Eyes On Jesus. Here, reprinted in its enterity, is her message from February 18:
I’ll keep at it until I’m old and gray. God, don’t walk off and leave me until I get out the news of your strong right arm to this world, news of your power to the world yet to come. Psalm 71:18 MSG
Any relay runner with expertise will tell you that winning the race depends not only on speed but on skillfully passing the baton to the next runner. Are you passing the baton? In the race of life, the baton is the truth that leads to personal faith in God. Each generation receives the baton from the previous generation, and each must pass it on smoothly and securely to the next.
Every day we see advances in longer life spans and expanding knowledge in all kinds of fields. But with all the progress and sophistication, our world is bankrupt of moral and spiritual values. And that moral and spiritual bankruptcy threatens to erode our very existence.
The Bible tells us that God “decreed statutes . . . which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children” (Psalm 78:5–6).
In the midst of wickedness and waste, pass the baton of truth that leads to personal faith in God to someone in the next generation.
God On Truth And Love: “Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of His body, the Church.” Ephesians 4:15 NLT
Rowan Williams On Truth And Love: Truth makes love possible. Love makes truth bearable.
When journeying with God some of the best parts of any pilgrimage are the detours. @AuthorJanisCox
God’s justice and mercy meet at the cross.
Watch for those whom God puts in your path today, remembering the words of Saint Francis of Assisi: “The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.”