“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.” Lamentations 3:22
What is truth? is an age-old question. A simple definition of truth is “reality.” Truth is what is.
“And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation” (Acts 17:26).
“But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.” Hebrews 11:16
While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. Hebrews 3:15
But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Consider Hebrews 2:6-9 and Psalm 8:4-6. What is man?
For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told… so teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:9,12
“O how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.” Psalm 119:97
I Peter 1:8-9 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls
“But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” I Timothy 3: 15
“That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” Philippians 2:15
Evidences of a Thankful Heart
“And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?” Genesis 25:32
“And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.” Ezekiel 22:30
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.” 2 Corinthians 13:5a
“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” II Timothy 2:3
“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment; because as He is, so are we in the world.” 1 John 4:17
“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14
“Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?” Hebrews 10:29
“For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come.” Hebrews 13:14
For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. John 6:33
The Creation story is a controversial subject for many. Did it actually happen just as the first chapter in our Bible says? Did a God really breathe our universe into existence?
“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” Exodus 3:14
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him. Isaiah 55:7
“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God.” John 1:29
For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. (James 4:14)
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. Psalm 55:17
The poor, oppressed, and hungry people mentioned in Matthew 5:1-12 are blessed because they are led to greater dependence on God through their circumstances.
“And the apostles said unto the Lord, ‘Increase our faith’.” Luke 17:5