Remember That You Were At That Time

Remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the people of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world.” – Eph. 2:12

All our pasts.

Die Once

And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” Heb. 9:27

Reincarnation is not a Biblical concept.

Saved FOR Good Works, Not BY Good Works

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” – Eph. 2:10

We are saved FOR good works, not BY good works.

My Rock

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my savior, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” – Psa. 18:2

Our culture is unstable. Our LORD is not.

The Name of the LORD

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.” – Exd. 20:7

Throughout my day I hear this commandment flippantly broken every single day. And yes, it includes OMG.

He Is Altogether Lovely

His mouth is most sweet, Yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, And this is my friend,” – Song of Solomon 5:16

The unrivaled BEAUTY of Jesus.

“Put the beauty of ten thousand worlds of paradises, like the Garden of Eden in one; put all trees, all flowers, all fragrances, all colors, all tastes, all joys, all loveliness, all sweetness in one. O what a lovely and excellent thing would that be! And yet it would be LESS compared to our dearest well-beloved Christ–than one drop of rain compared to the whole seas, rivers, and lakes of ten thousand earths.”– Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)

The Man Who Has Seen Misery

I am the man who has seen misery Because of the rod of His wrath. – Lam. 3:1

Hear the words of one intensely mourning.

“To be without afflictions is impossible here below, where man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward. Not to feel when afflicted, is a stoical and impious. But to sink under troubles is beneath the character of the Christian.” – James Meikle (1730-1799)

Calm, Part 4: Calms The Storm

He calms the storm, So that its waves are still. – Psa. 107:29

The Christian attitude is marked by calm.

The One Who Remains In Love

We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.” – 1 John 4:16

“The spirit of true saints is the spirit of divine love.” – Jonathan Edwards

Calm, Part 3: A Great Calm

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be still!’ And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.Mark 4:39

The Christian attitude is marked by calm; a settled inner repose of quiet unaffected by circumstances.