Hope deferred makes the heart sick,… That is, the object hoped for, if it is not enjoyed so soon as expected, at least if it is delayed any length of time, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. When that which is hoped and wished for, comes, it is grateful to […]Read More The disappointment of a raised expectation.
With all of the rejections we give each other, and in the midst of all of the rejection we ourselves experience do we ever stop and consider how God has been hurt by our rejection of His love for us? Jesus presented us with today’s parable in Matthew 21: 33-43 ” The stone that the […]Read More Our rejection of God’s love.
Our weekly delight ( joy & pleasure ) in READING comes from the Book of Wisdom 5 : 1 – 7. ” On that day someone righteous full of confidence, will stand before those who oppressed him and made light of his labors. They will be amazed to see him safe and will tremble […]Read More Seed Gospel: the regrets of the wicked.
Do not become angrily excited or envious at the apparent prosperity of the wicked ( rulers and authorities of the dark world; principalities of the unseen world; evil spirits in heavenly places ) – Psalms 24: 19. For their present impunity, or good success, all his hopes and happiness shall quickly and eternally perish, and […]Read More Caution against outward prosperity.
Egalitarianism is a trend of thought in political philosophy. An egalitarian favors equality of some sort: people should get the same, or be treated the same, or be treated as equals, in some respect. An alternative view expands on this last mentioned option: people should be treated as equals, should treat one another as equals, […]Read More From Egalitarianism to Christ’s freedom.
Those who expect to receive comfort from God, must call upon him. Promises are given, not to do away, but to quicken and encourage prayer.” Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not ” – Jeremiah 33: 3. Jeremiah remembers this great teaching of […]Read More The activation of God’s promises.
The offense of the stranger, as revealed in Luke 9: 50, if it were an offense, was not against Jesus, whose name had evidently been used reverently and with faith, but against the disciples, whose rights and privileges were presumably violated upon. What are the privileges of believers in which they are willing to consider […]Read More Christ’s words: ” do not stop him, he who is not against you is for you “
From Psalms 36: 9, we have the revelation that, God himself is the fountain of living waters; this is a reason proving the happiness of those that trust in the Lord, and that they shall enjoy the above things because with God the object of their trust is the fountain of life, not only of […]Read More Light, a trademark of all blessings.
Are we to humble ourselves in order to love others? Are we wiling to completely give up our lives in order to love others? What is the measure of our love? Do we love only to be loved? Are we willing to follow Jesus and live as He did? Today’s call is about God’s love […]Read More Do we truly seek to do God’s will?
Our weekly delight ( joy & pleasure ) in Reading comes from the Book of 2 Chronicles 7: 11 – 18. ” Thus Solomon finished Yahweh’s house, and the King’s house: and he successfully completed all that came into Solomon’s heart to make in Yahweh’s house, and in his own house. Yahweh appeared to Solomon […]Read More S G: the Lord’s response to Solomon.