even youth grow tired…

Our verse this week is from the prophet Isaiah. This was for the people of Israel at the time but speaks forward even for us today. Oftentimes we see adults drag through day after day with unbelievable fatigue.  It is almost like caffeine is the only thing keeping them from completely falling on the floorContinue reading “even youth grow tired…”

tempted beyond…

1 Corinthians 10:12-13 Well, this starts out a little scary. “When you think you are doing a great job, you might fall!!” This is such a lesson for the Corinthians at the time and for us today. What verse 12 is pointing to here is a directive for us to not think that we areContinue reading “tempted beyond…”

Set an example…

1 Timothy 4:12 It is no secret that in most cases, age often comes with wisdom.  The more experiences you have the more likely you are to have gained some sort of knowledge from them.  But Paul is warning us in this verse to not think that our lack of age, experience, and maybe evenContinue reading “Set an example…”

Create in me

Create in me a clean heart, oh God, and renew a right spirit within me. -Psalm Psalm 51:10 What if we allow this to be our prayer? The word “create,” used here, is the word “bera”. Bera, by definition, is a creation act which is only able to be performed by God. It is theContinue reading “Create in me”

think on these things

Finally, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think on these things. Philippians 4:8 This week’s scripture is connected to last weeks. It is the continuation of the verses. Do you ever find yourself agitated, angry, responding with fear orContinue reading “think on these things”

don’t be anxious

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 Memorizing scripture is an act of writing scripture on our hearts. If youContinue reading “don’t be anxious”

The Kingdom of God

I’ve been thinking recently about the Kingdom of God.  I’ve been thinking about how we sometimes think that life is this one thing here and now and then we die and live in the Kingdom of God.  It seems like oftentimes we separate the two and make them even more disconnected.  One is here andContinue reading “The Kingdom of God”

David Takes the Throne

The set up for this last section is this: David was supposed to be fighting AGAINST the Israelites on the side of the Philistines. He was “voted off the island” by the philistines to return to his home to find everything ravaged and all the women and children gone. He went to find the Amalekites,Continue reading “David Takes the Throne”