VOTD: Psalm 142.3a ‘When overwhelmed’

“When I am overwhelmed, you alone know the way I should turn.”

Psalm 142.3a NLT

David was on the run, boxed in inside a cave, hunted by enemies.

How does God show us which way to turn?

#VOTD #God #guidance

VOTD: Matthew 16.15 ‘You say’

“He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?'”

Matthew 16.15

This question of the Lord brought out Peter’s greater confession of Christ.

Why is it important for us to answer this question today?

#Christ #confession #VOTD

VOTD: Proverbs 1.7 ‘Foundation of knowledge’

“Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”

Proverbs 1.7 NLT

This verse is widely acknowledged as the theme of the book of Proverbs.

How does our fearing God affect daily conduct?

#fear #VOTD #wisdom

Hugh’s News & Views (Swift To Hear . . .)

SWIFT TO HEAR, SLOW TO SPEAK

Two weeks ago our “News & Views” essay posed some questions for Christians about the church. Last week we asked some questions concerning New Testament Christianity. The two essays were intended to complement each other and to allow us to check up on ourselves to see just how well acquainted we are with New Testament teaching about the church and the distinctiveness of New Testament Christianity. How did you do on those questions? Continue reading

#hearing, #hughfulford, #listening

VOTD: 1 Kings 20.11 ‘Should not boast’

“The king of Israel replied, ‘Tell him the one who puts on his battle gear should not boast like one who is taking it off.'”

1 Kings 20.11

Within the story of the war between Syria and Israel, great ironies lie in Ahab’s phrase.

What truths in this phrase apply to Christians?

#boasting #VOTD #victory

‘Give wisdom to think before speaking’: David Binkley’s prayer

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV)

Всякое раздражение и ярость, и гнев, и крик, и злоречие со всякою злобою да будут удалены от вас; но будьте друг ко другу добры, сострадательны, прощайте друг друга, как и Бог во Христе простил вас. (К Ефесянам 4:31-32 Russian)

Most holy and awesome God, our dear Father in heaven ~ thank you the blessing of life on this Lord’s Day that greets all people who love Christ as Lord. Bless all people in the world with the opportunity to know about your love and grace that has brought the hope of eternal life to this dark world. Give all Christians the wisdom to think before speaking so that we do not stir up any bitter feelings toward fellow believers. Help us to be good examples for all people of the way Jesus would behave in any situation. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr., Gospel Minister
Cedar Creek FL

#prayer #wisdom #good-example

VOTD: Colossians 3.11 ‘Here’

“Here there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all and in all.”

Colossians 3.11

Where is ‘here’ that Paul refers to?

How does a person get to this place where Christ is all and in all?

#Christ #VOTD #here