A Predictable Pair
“And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD besides, that we might enquire of him? And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil” (1 Kings 22:7–8).
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: when I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches (Psalm 63:5–6)
Moses and Sam
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee (Hebrews 13:5).
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13–14)
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (Revelation 4:11).
“If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? And if in the land of peace . . . how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?” (Jeremiah 12:5).
Dare to Care
“He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised” (Luke 4:18-19).
A Closed Door
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me”(Revelation 3:20).
Wisdom of Sons, Foolishness of Fathers
“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men” (1 Corinthians 1:25)
A Lion on the Loose
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
Praying Secretly and Publicly
“I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting” (1 Timothy 2:8)
Compassion or Indifference
“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering” (Colossians 3:12, NKJV).
Six Days You Shall Labor
“Six days you shall labor and do all your work” (Exodus 20:9).
The Simple Life
“Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain” (Proverbs 30:8-9).
“Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others” (Philippians 2:4).
“My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times” (Psalm 119:20).
“Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness” (Zephaniah 2:3a KJV).
What Kind of Church Do I Want?
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).
Call to Commitment
“God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar” (Psalm 118:27).
Milk or Meat
“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ” (Ephesians 4:15).
Not a Coincidence
“Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him” (I Samuel 1:17).
Great is Thy Faithfulness
“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
Godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6: 6
So Great is His Mercy
“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.” Lamentations 3:22
What is Truth?
What is truth? is an age-old question. A simple definition of truth is “reality.” Truth is what is.
Of One Blood
“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).
Walking with God
“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
The Hidden Boundry
While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. Hebrews 3:15
Walking away from God
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?
What is Man?
Consider Hebrews 2:6-9 and Psalm 8:4-6. What is man?