But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 The Hope of Salvation The helmet of salvation protects our minds from the blows of the enemy by putting our hope in salvation. What […]
Do not quench the Spirit. 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Have you ever thought about what it means to QUENCH the Spirit? To Quench is to put out or extinguish fire and flames. To quench is to cool suddenly by plunging into a liquid. But he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I […]
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Tell me you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free […]
Ezekiel 33:1–9  The word of the LORD came to me:  “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them, and make him their watchman,  and if he sees the sword […]
The fire of jealousy burns away the distractions of life’s details to show us the things we treasure. This process of internal emotional suffering — of jealousy most pointedly — can help clarify and bring to the surface all that we would otherwise have kept hidden from God and even from ourselves. John Piper There […]
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.  Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.  For where […]