The other day a man walked through the door of a bar in the countryside. I could see where his heart was, deep inside him, because a well-beaten path led back to his own door. His heart was bare open, plain to see. Our hearts are laid bare open by …the evidences smeared all over the course of our life.
I’ve got that joy. Do “you greatly rejoice”, and “delight with inexpressible and glorious joy”? You can. But “you must be born again” (Jesus said).
A “soul” is invisible, of course, so nobody can actually “see” one. But the Bible tells me we all have one. My soul is inside my insides, deep within my being. That is where I run my life, sort of my command center. And I “see” my soul sparkly clean when I confess my sins and Jesus washes me thoroughly.
The truths of Scripture, the life of Christ, the discoveries of science – all should combine to lift us heavenward. Yet we remain strangely anxious. Our days are swamped by the mundane; our nights are swallowed by insomnia. Seldom do we know true restedness. Yet God would tell us, “Be still before me; wait patiently. Trust in me, and I will give you rest.”
Love forgives. Plain and simple. Nothing less. Is your love acting, or “failing”? 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, have fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins [it overlooks unkindness and unselfishly seeks the best for others]. Got to have it: “have fervent and unfailing love”. Have it. Have […]
Are you ready to lose your soul today – forever? Or are you ready to meet your Maker? Is your account with Him balanced? Hebrews 9:27 …it is appointed and destined for all men to die once and after this [comes certain] judgment We all have “an account” with God. And it starts out in […]
… an interpretive reading of Psalm 23 with the original text interspersed. ORIGINAL TEXT: (Biblegateway.com) The Lord is my (A)shepherd, I [a]shall (B)not want. 2 He makes me lie down in (C)green pastures; He (D)leads me beside [b](E)quiet waters. 3 He (F)restores my soul; He (G)guides me in the [c](H)paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 4 Even […]
ORIGINAL TEXT: (Biblegateway.com) The Lord is my (A)shepherd, I [a]shall (B)not want. 2 He makes me lie down in (C)green pastures; He (D)leads me beside [b](E)quiet waters. 3 He (F)restores my soul; He (G)guides me in the [c](H)paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 4 Even though I (I)walk through the [d]valley of the shadow of death, I […]