"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:17 There are a couple of old hymns that have a similar meaning: "Blessings all mine and ten thousand beside" and "Count your blessings, name them one by one, Count your blessings, see what God has done! Count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done". Whether of nature,
Psalms 91 is a Psalm for Life. For those of you who are believers, this Psalm tells you how blessed you are in the Lord Jesus Christ... First - It speaks of God's never ending protections for those who put their lives in His hands (verses 1-8): "1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snar
Luke 18:1 says: "And He spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint". Have you ever felt like you don't have enough energy to utter one more word to anyone? Like you cannot even climb the stairs after you arrive home? Like you cannot even pray in the midst of a battle and can only sit back and obey the scriptures to "wait on the Lord" until it all goes away? Or maybe you've been asking for the same thing over and over again, and you
Ezekiel 22:30 states: "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: BUT I FOUND NONE". The bible expressly states: "For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh." (Phil 3:3) The road to learning how to completely trust God and believe that exactly what His word says, is what He will do is a long one.
I Peter 1:21 - "Who by Him do believe...that your faith and hope are in God". We get so used to this world that we lose sight of the next. We get so used to the darkness and chaos of this world's suffering and violence that we lose sight of the brightness of He who alone could say: "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life" (John 8:12). Jesus Christ is the "Lamb of God" who takes away the "sins of the world
That is, did God write it, or is it simply a collection of the writings of men? It is clear from the character of the bible that it is not the work of man, for man could not have written it if he would, and would not have written it if he could. And it is also clear that a distinction between man's writings and God's Writings must be clearly made using God's writings to do so. 2 Timothy 3:16 declares: "ALL Scripture is given by INSPIRATION OF GOD." So we might ask, what does