February 13, 2019

Do it heartily

Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ (Colossians 3:23-24).

February 12, 2019

Is God really concerned about oxen?

It is written in the law of Moses, Do not muzzle an ox while it treads out grain.

Is God really concerned about oxen? Isn't he really saying it for our sake? Yes, this is written for our sake, because he who plows ought to plow in hope, and he who threshes should thresh in hope of sharing the crop.
1 Corinthians 9:9-10 (CSB)

January 9, 2019

Love ~ Knowledge

John 5:20 (CSB)
For the Father loves the Son and shows him everything he is doing, and he will show him greater works than these so that you will be amazed.

January 8, 2019

Eyes Fixed

Luke 4:20 (CSB)
He then rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. And the eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on him.

January 7, 2019

Delighted to See Jesus

Luke 23:8-9 (MSG)
8Herod was delighted when Jesus showed up. He had wanted for a long time to see him, he'd heard so much about him. He hoped to see him do something spectacular. 9He peppered him with questions. Jesus didn't answer—not one word.

January 6, 2019

Offerings They’ll Never Miss

Luke 21:4 (MSG)
All these others made offerings that they'll never miss; she gave extravagantly what she couldn't afford—she gave her all!

January 5, 2019

The People Hanging on Every Word

Luke 19:48 (MSG)
48But with the people hanging on every word he spoke, they couldn't come up with anything.

January 4, 2019

Son of David

Luke 18:35-39 (MSG)
35He came to the outskirts of Jericho. A blind man was sitting beside the road asking for handouts. 36When he heard the rustle of the crowd, he asked what was going on. 37They told him, "Jesus the Nazarene is going by."
38He yelled, "Jesus! Son of David! Mercy, have mercy on me!"
39Those ahead of Jesus told the man to shut up, but he only yelled all the louder, "Son of David! Mercy, have mercy on me!"

The blind man knew who Jesus is.
The blind man knew who he wanted Jesus to be to him—his Healer.

January 3, 2019

They Suspected Nothing

Luke 17:27 (MSG)
27everyone carrying on as usual, having a good time right up to the day Noah boarded the ship. They suspected nothing until the flood hit and swept everything away.

And yet Noah had faithfully preached to them. 

January 2, 2019

Be Smart

Luke 16:9 (MSG)
I want you to be smart in the same way—but for what is right—using every adversity to stimulate you to creative survival, to concentrate your attention on the bare essentials, so you'll live, really live, and not complacently just get by on good behavior.