Matthew 5:6 is this week's verse. What does it mean to hunger and thirst for righteousness?
This psalm is one of the most quoted in the New Testament. It is there that this psalm gains a fresh meaning. But to understand that new interpretation, we should know its original meaning and context first.
"Meekness is a hope rooted in God that leads to faithful responses even in the face of adversity."
What does the rest of Psalm 1 say and what choice will you make today?
What does Psalm 1 say about a blessed person? Why are they blessed? The answer begs the question, where is your delight today?
Jesus says "Blessed are those who mourn." That doesn't make sense. Let's look at the meaning of this word blessed to understand this better and find some comfort.
What will we study this year? How will we deepen our relationship with God this year?
Today is the last day of 2020. Since 2020 was such a spectacular year (cue the sarcasm), most of us can't wait for tomorrow. But I don't think things are suddenly going to be different in our world tomorrow. The only thing that will change at midnight is the date. Unless we decide to change… Continue reading Finishing 2020
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 This is a good verse to remember. These are the things by which we should be identified as Christians. Sadly, I have seen more of the opposite lately. Right above thess two verses it… Continue reading Fruit of the Spirit
The last time I wrote it was about grieving and lamenting loss, particularly loss because of COVID-19. Well here we are, three months later, and most things are still closed or cancelled. So because of COVID-19, I have too much time on my hands this summer. So what have I been doing during this time… Continue reading Lifelines