Wednesday, June 26, 2019
“… Let him pray.” (James 5:13 NIV)
Is everyone happy and giddy all the time? Of course not. The Bible does say that all things work together for our good, but it isn’t always pleasant; and James acknowledges that in his New Testament letter when he asks, “Is any one of you in trouble?” That’s how honest God’s Word is.
Unfortunately, we’ve been brainwashed into an...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
“Is any one of you in trouble? …” (James 5:13a)
Trouble is real, but Christians aren’t always honest about it. Many feel that they aren’t allowed to say when they’re in trouble, because it would somehow be a lack of faith on their part. To deny that trouble exists, however, is to deny reality and to deny that God permits it in our lives at times.
The first thing we...
Monday, June 24, 2019
“Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.” (Isaiah 45:11 KJV)
How often during His earthly life did Jesus put men in a position to command Him! When entering Jericho, He stood still and said to the blind beggars, “What will ye that I should do unto you?” It was as though he said, I am yours to command. And can we...
Sunday, June 23, 2019
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2 NIV)
Patience... involves being long-suffering with others. Not only do the events of life challenge us, but people can get on our nerves, too. When family members, friends or even acquaintances let us down, we need to run quickly to God’s wardrobe and put on some divine patience....
Saturday, June 22, 2019
"Then [Jesus] rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down… ‘Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’” (Luke 4:20-21 NIV)
Jesus treasured the Holy Scriptures and quoted from them, thus vouching for their authenticity and importance in our lives. He even answered Satan with the Word of God when the latter came to tempt him in the wilderness; and in his...