Bold

The verse today directs us to question if we are bold… confident… courageous. The verse says that since we have a hope – again “SINCE we HAVE such a hope,” as a result something is to happen. What is our hope? This passage is speaking about the Holy Spirit. SINCE we have HIM… Since we […]

Desire and Power

Sometimes we do not always want to do the right thing. We don’t desire to do the right thing. We desire something else. Or we might desire to do something, but we don’t have the power to do it. The Bible promises that God is working in us. Because God is working in us, He […]

Overflowing Love

When the word overflowing comes to mind, I always think of the disasters that occurred over the years. The pots on the stove that overflowed while cooking, creating a huge mess. The clog toilet that overflowed. One of the biggest things that comes to mind is the time the creeks, lakes, and rivers overflowed during […]

Share My Heart

The English Standard Version translates today’s verse as, “If you turn at My reproof, behold, I will pour out My Spirit to you; I will make My words known to you.” God beckons us to “come and listen.” He has wisdom to share, and His name is Jesus. God promises to share His heart, to […]

Call in Truth

The Bible tells us that the LORD is close to all who call on Him in truth. This verse speaks of prayers that are made in truth—or sincerely, with an upright heart. This speaks about prayers that are made by someone who is trusting in God, waiting upon Him for the answer. So many people […]

Sin of Knowing

We spend a lot of time trying to label sin and rate sin. We will list certain sins as worse than others. We group some sins together. Some sin is more acceptable than other sin to some people. The truth is that sin is far stretching. Some sin we overlook because we don’t have a […]

Resist

James says if we resist the devil then he will flee. That seems so easy. We resist him and he leaves us alone. But it’s not as easy said and done. The devil continues to press upon us. We must continue to resist him through the power of the Holy Spirit. Yes, he will flee […]

Willing Consent

Notice that when Paul writes Philemon, he says he didn’t want to do anything without having Philemon’s consent. He wanted Philemon to help because it was something he was willing to do, not something that he was forced into doing. The Bible speaks about this desire and purposeful decision we make to do something, and […]