Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers and overwhelms all transgressions [forgiving and overlooking another’s faults]. Proverbs 10:12 AMP Over the years, we have heard people talk about divide and conquer. That is a strategy that is used in areas where one group wants to achieve power but they don’t have the military might to dominate the … Continue reading Love Covers and Overlooks
In keeping with your magnificent, unfailing love, please pardon the sins of this people, just as you have forgiven them ever since they left Egypt.” Numbers 14:19 NLT Culture is an important component of who you are. There are some cultures where people intercede for people who do wrong. I’m not talking about in the … Continue reading Forgiven, but Accountable
Carrying the cross by himself, he went to the place called Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha). There they nailed him to the cross. Two others were crucified with him, one on either side, with Jesus between them. John 19:17-18 NLT It’s a shared experience of childhood: you will get blamed for something you didn’t do. … Continue reading It Is Finished!
Listen on Spotify “Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces; now he will heal us. He has injured us; now he will bandage our wounds. In just a short time he will restore us, so that we may live in his presence. Hosea 6:1-2 NLT. The nation was in turmoil and there was … Continue reading Homecoming!
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 NLT Yesterday we looked at moving closer to God. James talked about purifying the heart. David found himself in a predicament. He examined his life and took a look at his heart. He was unhappy with the condition of … Continue reading Clean Before God
So many times you hear stories and that make you chuckle but after you laugh you realize that it’s a sad story. One day a man got dressed to visit a foreign country. He was so excited because it took a long time to save the money to buy the ticket. There was real excitement … Continue reading Remembering God’s Benefits
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6 NLT When you watch a movie, there are surprises at the end. Sometimes the end is predictable and other times, the ending is unexpected. So this Psalm has a … Continue reading He Gives Benefits
For God’s mighty miracles astound me! His wonders are so delightfully mysterious that they leave all who seek them astonished. Psalm 111:2 TPT Psalm 14:1 says, “The fool says in his heart that there is no God.” It amazes me when people look around at the wonders of nature and cannot see the hand of … Continue reading God’s Wonderful Love
But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. 1 John 1:9 NLT Sin is a problem for God because He is holy. David said it this way in Psalm 5:4, “O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness.” … Continue reading Forgiven
The Lord isn’t slow to do what he promised, as some people think. Rather, he is patient for your sake. He doesn’t want to destroy anyone but wants all people to have an opportunity to turn to him and change the way they think and act. 2 Peter 3:9 GW As we look around in … Continue reading Turn to Him