His Favor Is For Life

“For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.” – Psa. 30:5

Never was faith in the Divine love more beautifully expressed.

A Merry Heart = A Continual Feast

he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast” – Prov. 15:15

The joyful person’s condition is an unceasing banquet.

The joyless person’s condition is an unceasing famine.

True joy is found in the Lord.

They came to Him from every quarter

They came to Him from every quarter.”— Mark 1:45

People of all types came to Jesus from every direction. Their paths were different, but their center was the same.

Still true today.

I refer you to Spurgeon’s wonderful sermon, “Gathering to the centre.

https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/gathering-to-the-centre

The Wisdom of This World

“Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness.” – 1 Cor.3:18-19

The older I get, the more I realize just how little I know.

“And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.” – 1 Cor. 8:2

Humbling verses!

Through God We Live

“yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.” – 1 Cor. 8:6

It is through the Lord Jesus Christ that we live.

Faith Is Accounted For Righteousness

“But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,” – Rom. 4:5

The person who’s faith is accounted for righteousness is the person who does not lean on his or her own works, but rather, who relies solely on God.

God is the one who justifies the sinner, not the sinner’s actions or accomplishments.

It’s not based on us, but Him.

Enriched In Everything By Him

“that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge,” – 1 Cor. 1:5
Everything is enriched by Jesus.

Everything is improved, enhanced, upgraded, sweetened, and adorned by the Son of Man.

Without Him, everything is dulled, decreased, reduced, and lessened.

Do you know Him?

The Wrong Seed For The Harvest You Desire

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Be careful what seeds you are planting, watering, and ultimately – harvesting. It would be crazy for a farmer to plant corn and then expect sunflowers. Likewise, don’t expect joy, patience, and good will, if you are planting seeds of doubt, anxiety, and fear,

“You will always harvest what you plant.” – Gal. 6:7 (NLT)

“When your eyes are upon your symptoms and your mind is occupied with them more than with God’s Word, you have in the ground the wrong kind of seed for the harvest that you desire. You have in the ground seeds of doubt. You are trying to raise one kind of crop from another kind of seed. It is impossible to sow tares and reap wheat. Your symptoms may point you to death, but God’s Word points you to life,”  ― F.F. Bosworth, Christ the Healer

Keep It Simple

I like things simple. Simple life. Simple truth:

  • light/dark
  • truth/lie
  • freedom/bondage.
  • “Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, Than great treasure with trouble.” – Prov. 15:16

    KISS: Keep It Simple, Silly.

    Read John.

    Insights from Proverbs 5

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    Insights from Proverbs 5 for the 5th:

    I can sum up Prov. 5 in 5 words: Keep it in your pants.

    If you would like to…

    • Not drink poison?
    • Not get sliced up by a sword?
    • Not wander aimlessly?
    • Not give away your hard-earned $$$?
    • Not let your hard-work enrich someone else?
    • Not lose your honor & dignity?
    • Not groan & mourn?
    • DODGE TOTAL RUIN?

    Then, keep it in your pants.

    Drink from your own cistern. Let that wellspring be yours alone. Never share it with strangers.

    “But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.” – 1 Cor. 7:2-3

    Common sense, right?

    Never be intoxicated with another man’s wife. Never embrace a seductress. Doing so is equal to cozying up to a mousetrap, or snuggling a live grenade. It will not end well. In great folly, you are led astray and death surely follows.

    A healthy marriage is centered on Jesus, rooted in trust, and grows in love. Of course there are ups & downs, but weathering the storms together draws us closer. Protect your marriage. Don’t take it for granted. Honor your spouse. Don’t take them for granted.

    The greatest thing a Dad can do for his children is to love, respect, and cherish their Mom.

    Great stuff. Extremely practical. Very simple. All my favorites.

    [Bonus: If you think the Bible is boring, read verse 19.]

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