Deliver Me from Those who Work Evil

Psalms 59:1-5 ESV “Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me; deliver me from those who work evil, and save me from bloodthirsty men. “For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife against me. For no transgression or sin of … Continue reading Deliver Me from Those who Work Evil

Let us Kneel Before the Lord

Psalms 95:1-5 ESV “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above … Continue reading Let us Kneel Before the Lord

I Am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Psalms 139:13-16 ESV “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the … Continue reading I Am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Bringing Forth the Good News

Isaiah 61:1-3 ESV “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year … Continue reading Bringing Forth the Good News

Enduring Trials and Temptations

Hebrews 12:3-6 ESV “Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? ‘My son, do not regard … Continue reading Enduring Trials and Temptations

Enduring the Cross for the Joy

Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy … Continue reading Enduring the Cross for the Joy

Don’t Be Brought into Slavery

Galatians 2:4-5 ESV “Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery— to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for … Continue reading Don’t Be Brought into Slavery

Minds Set on the Flesh or the Spirit?

Romans 8:1-4 ESV “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his … Continue reading Minds Set on the Flesh or the Spirit?

Making it Clear

Colossians 4:2-4 ESV “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how … Continue reading Making it Clear

The Lord Hears Our Weeping

James 5:1-6 ESV “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the … Continue reading The Lord Hears Our Weeping