Category: Jesus

  • 07.18.2023

    Only the Lord God in Heaven, Only is he supreme. Only the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, He is the only God. He spoke through the prophets And has given us grace through his son. Jesus is his name. The Lord shined on us all. He has given us rain to nourish us against […]

  • 07.03.2023

    The Lord is a Rock, and gracious is he. He makes moving mountains possible in me. Yes, the one who has created the seas has given us Jesus. He is the one who calls us friend. What have we done to deserve his hand? What have we done to deserve his love? His blood? Great […]

  • 06.11.2023

    Sometimes it’s difficult to get someone to understand my view of things. I, at times, hope that invoking logic or being vulnerable will compel people to see another reality than their own. However, many variables exist, which might impede people from accepting “my” reality as “real.” I am not in control of such variables. Neither […]

  • 06.03.2023

    The Lord makes a way out of no way. He makes the crooked straight. Yea, all his paths lead to righteousness. And though I might toil, the Lord blesses overabundantly. My work does not equal my rewards. For the Lord’s rewards are everlasting, And they are without corruption. His blessings endure in times of famine […]

  • 05.28.2023

    Lord, Heavenly Father, you create in me the new day. Do you not wake me early in the morning to pray? It is your voice that I hear. It is to your call that I heed. The desire of devotion you have planted in me like a seed. I watch it grow, but I don’t […]

  • 05.24.2023

    After Jesus was raised from the dead, he told his disciples this: “Teach all nations to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:20). The word that stuck out to me in this passage was observe. I believed that Jesus was not only talking about remembering the commandments. However, after I looked at […]

  • 05.17.2023

    The Lord took my shame. Yes, he wore it on the cross. He made a victory which was counted as a loss. Not because of my goodness, but because of his grace, He erased my sins. Behold! They have no trace. I am made new. A new life I live. Do I not marvel at […]

  • 05.14.2023

    Jesus said, “strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:14). Here, Jesus tells us the gate and pathway to eternal life has a small opening and narrow road. Yet what does this mean for us when we consider that there is […]

  • 05.13.2023

    The time is at hand. The kingdom is near. The Lord is the one who calls. He is the one to fear. For he comes from the clouds to reign on earth. He comes for the humans who have had a new birth. His light shines bright. Even blinding is his glory. His words come […]

  • 05.09.2023

    The prophet Joel says, “Rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful…” (Joel 2:13). God is so gracious and merciful. His grace and mercy were a part of him allowing his son Jesus Christ to be sacrificed for our sins. Regardless of what […]

  • 05.08.2023

    When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were threatened with being thrown into a fiery furnace by the king Nebuchadnezzar for not worshiping the statue he made, they answered like this: “O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve can deliver us from the […]

  • 05.07.2023

    Heavenly Father, you are the reason I walk on the strait and narrow. You guide my steps to not stumble. I veer neither to the left nor to the right. The Lord takes my hand, firmly and gently. His voice is like thunders of water. He speaks, and all have to listen. None can deny […]

  • 05.04.2023

    My Lord, you are Lord of all. All who call on your name with a pure heart, you hear. Who am I to beckon you? Who am I to cause you to hear me? I am no one, Lord. Only because of your son, Jesus Christ, am I someone. You have made me whole with […]

  • 05.02.2023

    The Lord is a Light, he shines on the darkness. Yes, the darkness must dissipate in the Lord’s presence. The Lord forgives. My iniquities are thick. My sins are maroon. Dark crimson is my sin in the day. Dark maroon are my sins in the gross darkness. But Jesus Christ has made me white. Even […]

  • 04.24.2023

    Over 700 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, Isaiah said these words: “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name, ‘God with us” (Isaiah 7:14). Who else could this be other than our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?

  • 04.22.2023

    The prophet Isaiah said, “Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations. The people that […]

  • 04.20.2023

    What are we supposed to think when Joshua says, “How long are you slack to go to possess the land, which the Lord God of your fathers has given you” (Joshua 18:3). Of course, God might tell us to actually possess land by purchasing it or claiming it. However, most people won’t be in such […]

  • 04.18.2023

    Solomon says, “The command is a lamp; and the law is light” (Proverbs 6:22). But how is this so? A similar verse in Revelation (2:5) also talks about a lamp or candle. It is Jesus telling the church of Ephesus, “Remember therefore from where you art fallen and repent, and do the first works, or […]

  • 04.16.2023

    “My help comes from the Lord, which made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:2). This one statement says a lot. The one who can help us also made heaven and earth. If there was one person to help us, wouldn’t we want it to be from someone who had this much power—to create heaven and earth? […]

  • 04.14.2023

    A passage in Psalms describes a scene where people are distressed because of a storm. This storm happens when such people are out at sea. It says, the waves “mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their (the people’s) soul is melted because of trouble. They reel to and fro, […]

  • 04.13.2023

    A prayer of David says, “All nations whom you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name” (Psalm 86:9). So, what is David talking about here? It seems almost impossible that all nations would worship God today. So many people have different views about who God is. Some […]

  • 04.12.2023

    David expresses that God’s help is better than help from humans. He asks God to “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man” (Psalm 60:11). But why does he say this? First, David is talking about the kind of help that can save his life. So, the salvation David speaks about […]

  • 04.11.2023

    In a psalm, David says, “God will never suffer the righteous to be moved” (Psalm 55:22). What does “move” mean hear? “Move” means to be shaken. In other words, those who believe in Jesus Christ will never be “shook.” They will never be dislodged, falter, drop, etc. David prefaces this statement by saying we should […]

  • 04.10.2023-b

    In one of David’s psalms, he says, “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; mine ears have you opened: burnt offering and sin offering have you not required” (Psalm 40:6). David makes this statement, acknowledging that God revealed this knowledge to him. David tells us that God wants something more than an offering or sacrifice. […]

  • 04.10.2023-a

    What does it feel like to not want anything? Not wanting anything may seem impossible. But this feeling is exactly what David said he felt. Right after saying, “The Lord is my shepherd,” David said, “I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1). In other words, David felt like he lacked nothing. This feeling of sufficiency does […]

  • 04.09.2023

    A psalm of David says, “there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue” (Psalm 5:9). Here, David was talking about his enemies and their character. However, it may be difficult to understand exactly what David is saying about his […]

  • 04.08.2023

    Job says, “though after my skin worms destroy, yet in my flesh will I see God” (Job 19:26). Here, Job distinguishes skin from flesh. “Skin,” here refers to the “hide” of the human, the actual cells that make up the outer surface of the physical body. However, when Job says “flesh,” it refers to something […]

  • 04.07.2023

    When God asked Satan where was he coming from. Satan answered, “From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it” (Job 1:7). This statement by Satan might sound like he is walking throughout the world aimlessly. But there is a reason Satan conducts himself this way. Jesus says, […]

  • 04.05.2023-b

    When Nehemiah was in charge of rebuilding Jerusalem, enemies were against his efforts. Enemies of Jerusalem didn’t want to see the city rebuilt. These enemies wanted to fight against the people of Israel to stop their building efforts. Nehemiah prayed to God. But praying wasn’t the only thing Nehemiah did. He set a watch. He […]

  • 04.05.2023-a

    Nehemiah wanted to make a request to King Artaxerxes I of Persia. But he knew he should ask God first for favor in the king’s eyes, so that King Artaxerxes I of Persia wouldn’t be upset with his request. But there was a problem. Nehemiah was an Israelite. The national of Israel was not following […]

  • 04.03.2023

    Donnie McClurkin sung a timeless song called “Stand.” Some of its lyrics say, “What do you do when you’ve done all you can / and it seems like it’s never enough? And what do you say / When your friends turn away / and you’re all alone, alone? / Well…you just stand.” The advice of […]