“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you,till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of … Continue reading Do Not Think that I Came to Destroy the Law or the Prophets. I Did Not Come to Destroy but to Fulfill.
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may … Continue reading You Are the Light of the World
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men." Matthew 5:13 Jesus, the master teacher, taught with parables and metaphors. He was Jewish and knew the things valuable to … Continue reading You Are the Salt of the Earth–How Salty Are You?
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8 This post is out of sync with the other beatitudes. I was multitasking and hit the wrong button. But here you go. Better out of sync than not at all. Thanks for understanding. The word heart in Hebrew and in Greek is … Continue reading Oh What Great Blessing is Seen in Those Who are Pure in Heart
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9 And here it is in the Amplified: Blessed (enjoying enviable happiness, ]spiritually prosperous—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God! … Continue reading Oh, What Great Blessings are Seen in Those Who Are Peacemakers
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7 Are we merciful? To show mercy or to be merciful is to treat with compassion those who have done wrong. To be lenient toward them, forgiving, not seeking revenge, or repaying injury for injury. It means to not give the offender what they deserve. … Continue reading Oh, What Great Blessings are Seen in the Lives of Those Who are Merciful
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 Have you ever been hungry for cookies or chips? You’ve rummaged through every cupboard in search. At last, you see a familiar package behind the canned goods and pull it out. But you find it empty with mere crumbs … Continue reading What Great Blessings Are Seen in Those Who Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness
David wrote, "Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies;For they are ever with me." Psalm 119:97-98 Many Christians believe that the law written in the Old Testament is something to be discarded. They say the law is no longer valid … Continue reading “Oh, how I love Your law!” Is God’s law something to love?
Of all the ways God speaks, the most often way He chooses to reveal His will is to speak through His Word. If you own a Bible or have a Bible app on your phone, you have the most comprehensive record of God’s word. The Bible is the plumb line, the litmus test for all … Continue reading Hearing God’s Voice Through His Word
I had a dream in April that I am prompted to share. In the dream I was lined up with a bunch of people for a walking competition. As I looked around, there were few people my age. Young athletes and families were all around. I wondered to myself, "What in the heck am I … Continue reading Keep Going!