August 25, 2019

Mouth + Sword

But He saves the needy from the sword, From the mouth of the mighty, And from their hand.
(Job 5:15)

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand,
(Psalm 149:6)

August 18, 2019

Heart + Mouth

“But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.
(Deuteronomy 30:14)

Receive, please, instruction from His mouth, And lay up His words in your heart.
(Job 22:22)

So that my heart has been secretly enticed, And my mouth has kissed my hand;
(Job 31:27)

August 11, 2019

Perfect Soundness

Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called Solomon's, greatly amazed.

So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: “Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.

“But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

August 4, 2019

To the law and to the testimony!

“For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying…” (Isaiah 8:11)

“Bind up the testimony, Seal the law among my disciples. And I will wait on the LORD, Who hides His face from the house of Jacob; And I will hope in Him. Here am I and the children whom the LORD has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel From the LORD of hosts, Who dwells in Mount Zion.

“And when they say to you, ‘Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,’ should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living?

To the law and to the testimony!

“If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. They will pass through it hard-pressed and hungry; and it shall happen, when they are hungry, that they will be enraged and curse their king and their God, and look upward.

“Then they will look to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness” (Isaiah 8:16-22).