And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me…
Genesis 20:6 This passage in Genesis 20 gives valuable insight into the way that God protects us from sin in our lives. It is apparent that Abraham had
For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Acts 20:27 It would be difficult to find someone that doesn’t like cake. And, you would be especially hard-pressed to find a kid that doesn’t absolutely love cake. I still remember how much I loved cake when I was a kid. Honestly, it wasn’t so much the
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost... Matthew 28:19 I heard a pastor tell a story of when he used to coach a girls’ basketball team. As one of the games progressed, he looked over to one of the girls who had been seated on the bench for quite some time and asked her if she wanted to go in. Her answer surprised him. She looked at him and said,
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
Proverbs 12:22 There is a good reason that polygraph tests are inadmissible in court – they are unreliable. A person who is subjected to a polygraph test is hooked up to a blood pressure monitor
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 marvellous light. 1 Peter 2:9 When I was in high school, our youth group took a trip north to what is known as the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. It is a river that literally borders Canada and the United States. The c
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. Psalm 119:9 Talk to any random dentist, and they will stress to you the importance of brushing your teeth twice a day. For me, as one of ten children growing up in the same household, regular visits to the dentist was something that fell quite far down the list of priorities
That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh.
Romans 9:2-3 When I am not broken-hearted over souls on their way to hell, I need revival. Think about the magnitude of what Paul is saying in Romans 9. His burden for his
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
John 12:43 When I strive more for the approval of the world than for the approval of God, I need revival. It is no secret that most people want to blend in with society. No one wants to be considered “weird” or “strange” by their peers. There are certainly exceptions, b