Trust: an ongoing lifestyle #32

Post #32 in series for October 23, 2018 King Hezekiah, the Bible character in my last blog, had been a godly man and good leader. His faithfulness in trusting God had secured continued life for the nation of Judah. He … Continued

God’s Prescription #29

 Blog #29 for October 11 In the last blog I mentioned that sin constantly frustrates God’s plan for this earth, but he doesn’t give up on us. God’s prescription for the rebelliousness, self-service and confusion of people is his Holy … Continued

Trust Our Sovereign Creator #28

#28 for Oct 9 God has the right to expect obedience. After all, He created the entire universe. Yet so many simply ignore God, or blatantly disobey him. Sin constantly frustrates God’s plan for this earth, yet He continues to … Continued

Honor God by Obedience #25

Post # 25 for September 27 Since God created the earth and entire cosmos, doesn’t he have the right to expect obedience? Sin constantly frustrates God’s plan for this earth. Matthew 13:24-30 tells how God deals with the obedient and … Continued

As Pure Gold #21

Do you think of trials and tragedies as punishment? Like when people treat you wrong or accidents happen? When tempted to be angry at God for things he allows, think of what Joseph went through, (Gen. 37-50). His brothers sold him … Continued

God’s Judgments #19

Since June, this blog series has told how God rescues people from their messes. Yes, He is merciful. He doesn’t want to judge people (according to Isaiah), but would rather restore us to health and happiness. However, sometimes he must … Continued

Topical Bible Reading for September

For our September topical Bible-Reading, I decided to focus on the Prayers from the Bible. As with the others, you have permission to print this out and use for your daily Bible Reading.  . 1. Philippians 1:2–6. Apostle Paul prays … Continued

May You Overflow With Hope

Topical Bible-Reading Plan for April:   You may print out this page and use it for your daily Bible reading. I compiled it for our church newsletter, The Focus.  Because Jesus lives, we have hope. Day 1. I Thess. 4:13-18. Hope that loved … Continued

Who is Righteous?

Have you ever wondered how God determines righteousness? How much right living does it take to be considered righteous? In one verse, it says “Be holy, for I am holy,” (1 Peter 1:15-16, quoting Lev.11:44-45). Whoa! Who can be as … Continued

Gems From My Clutter #2

A “gem” for writers is a precious group of words cut and polished to convey deep meaning and beauty and to make a person think. For instance, this one is a quote from a Pureflix movie called God’s Compass:   … Continued