“Can a woman forget her baby who nurses at her breast?
Can she withhold compassion from the child she has borne?
Even if mothers were to forget,
I could never forget you!”
God uses the figure of a mother to describe his compassion for Israel.
Can God truly be understood in human language? What dangers lurk here?
#VOTD #motherhood #God
“Listen, Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You must love the Lord your God with your whole mind, your whole being, and all your strength.”
Israel considered this text to be the great truth on which all else was based.
The one God brings unity to all of life and to the Christian’s life.
#VOTD #God #Shema
Is time our problem? God gives us all the time in the world to do his will.
Is money our problem? God provides us all we need, when we seek his kingdom first.
Is will our problem? God even gives us the desire.
Is tiredness our problem? God gives us rest in Christ.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Time, force, energy, space, and matter are all present in this verse.
How does this truth make a difference in one’s daily life?
#VOTD #creation #God
“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
“[F]or the one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort—for the sake of his good pleasure—is God.”
We can work out our salvation, v. 12, because God works in us.
If you feel something is missing, what can you do to let God work in you?
You can get a PhD in Bible study but you don’t need a PhD to understand the gospel. Matter of fact, one of the largest reasons many people err with the scriptures (other than a blatant lack of study) is due to over-thinking them!
The existence of sin, the reality of the judgment and the possibility of salvation – which are all revealed through the cross of Christ (1 Corinthians 1:18, Acts 24:24-25) – isn’t hard to understand.
What muddies the clear waters of the gospel are “glasses” that refuse to see what God’s word reveals. These glasses can be political, intellectual, cultural, financial or denominational in nature, but regardless of the glasses’ nature, the result is the same … a departure from the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:11-25). And this is why, when it comes to the essence of the gospel that God wants us to know about, the aforementioned glasses are excuses (and not reasons) for why we choose the wisdom of man instead of doing what God has commanded to be done.
“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!” (2 Corinthians 11:3-4 NKJV)