Today's Scripture

Featured Post

Lead the Way

The Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail. (Deuteronomy 28:13) If we obey the Lord, He will compel our adversaries to see that ...

Monday, July 31, 2017

John 18:38

"What is truth?"

Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all. -John 18:38

Friday, July 28, 2017

Seagulls

and the ostrich, the owl, the sea gull, and the hawk in their kinds, -Deuteronomy 14:15

and the ostrich and the owl and the sea gull and the hawk in its kind, -Leviticus 11:16

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Love Covers

Daily hassles don't seem important
When Jesus' love comes in,
For the holy bible says it covers
A multitude of sins

We see it from a new perspective
When God opens up our eyes
And tells us there's no need to worry
With the hassles in our lives

For it needn't be that way at all,
If we'd daily kneel to pray
And keep our minds focused on God
Throughout the rest of the day

I know that seems an impossible task
And so often we may fall —
When we have so many distractions,
It's hard to stay focused at all

But God's love is forever constant
And is there when we fail —
He is there to pick us up again,
For He knows our flesh is frail

And yet our heart's deepest desire
Is to grow more like Christ,
'Cause no matter what's going on each day,
He is central in our lives.


© By M.S.Lowndes

Candace

The queen of the Ethiopians whose "eunuch" or chamberlain was converted to Christianity by the instrumentality of Philip the evangelist (Acts 8:27). The country which she ruled was called by the Greeks Meroe, in Upper Nubia. It was long the centre of commercial intercourse between Africa and the south of Asia, and hence became famous for its wealth (Isaiah 45:14).

Read more

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Different Map


Living a life according to the Word of God means taking a different path than the rest of the world.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Aaron

Aaron was the eldest son of Amram and Jochebed, a daughter of Levi (Exodus 6:20). Some explain the name as meaning mountaineer, others mountain of strength, illuminator. He was born in Egypt three years before his brother Moses, and a number of years after his sister Miriam (2:1,4; 7:7). He married Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab of the house of Judah (6:23; 1 Chronicles 2:10), by whom he had four sons, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. When the time for the deliverance of Isarael out of Egypt drew nigh, he was sent by God (Exodus 4:14,27-30) to meet his long-absent brother, that he might co-operate with him in all that they were required to do in bringing about the Exodus. He was to be the "mouth" or "prophet" of Moses, i.e., was to speak for him, because he was a man of a ready utterance (7:1,2,9,10,19). He was faithful to his trust, and stood by Moses in all his interviews with Pharaoh.

Read more

Monday, July 24, 2017

Mark 13:7

"Wars and rumors of wars"

And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. -Mark 13:7

Friday, July 21, 2017

Scorpions

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. -Luke 10:19

Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? -Luke 11:12

And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. -1 Kings 12:11

Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint; -Deuteronomy 8:15

And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. -Ezekiel 2:6

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. -Revelation 9:3

And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. -Revelation 9:10

And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. -Revelation 9:5

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bathsheba

Bathsheba was the daughter of Eliam (2 Samuel 11:3) or Ammiel (1 Chronicles 3:5), and wife of Uriah the Hittite. David committed adultery with her (2 Samuel 11:4,5; Psalms 51:1). The child born in adultery died (2 Samuel 12:15-19). After her husband was slain (11:15) she was married to David (11:27), and became the mother of (Solomon 12:24; 1 Kings 1:11; 2:13). She took a prominent part in securing the succession of Solomon to the throne (1 Kings 1:11,16-21).

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Seed Time


The idea of a farmer who is afraid to part with his seed and plant it in the ground is absurd. We as Christians should not be afraid to part with our seed, be it our money, time, effort, etc., for we know we will reap a harvest many times what we planted.

Psalm 5:11

God's Promise
I will blanket My protection over all who trust in Me.

The knowledge of a loving God that is brooding over us and protecting us will cause us to trust Him even more and fill us to overflowing with unspeakable joy.

Bible Verse
But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. -Psalm 5:11

Monday, July 17, 2017

1 Corinthians 15:52

"Twinkling of an eye"

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. -1 Corinthians 15:52

Friday, July 14, 2017

Rooster

And he said,I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me. -Luke 22:34

FYI: A male rooster is called a cock.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Refreshment

Lord, I thank you that you make me to be like a tree planted by the water, which spreads its roots by the river, not fearing when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and in times of drought, it won’t be anxious, nor cease from bearing fruit.

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. -Jeremiah 17:8

Monday, July 10, 2017

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

"To everything there is a season"

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Ravens

Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? -Luke 12:24

And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. -1 Kings 17:4

He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. -Psalm 147:9

The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it. -Proverbs 30:17

His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven. -Song of Solomon 5:11

But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness. -Isaiah 34:11

Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat. -Job 38:41

And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. -1 Kings 17:6

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Stress

Lord, I believe in you, therefore, I will not let my heart be troubled.

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. -John 14:1

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Ten Talents or Gold Coins

Matthew 25:14-30

14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:

25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Luke 19:11-27

11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...