Hid

“…hid…” - Psalm 119.11

 

I am glad that sometimes there is just one word from the Bible that the Holy Spirit keeps in our hearts to think about.  

 

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that might not sin against thee.”

 

Turning our heart away.

“...for surely they will turn away your heart...

1 Kings 11.2

 

 

The Lord had warned the children of Israel about things that would turn their hearts away from the Lord and toward false gods...

 

The liberal soul shall be made fat.

“The liberal soul shall be made fat:”

Proverbs 11.25

 

The word “liberal” is an interesting word for us these days.  We often associate it with one of two things: the more conservative political party here in Australia – the Liberals, or someone who is a bit “too broad” in their views or thinking.

The Quiz

“whatsoever is not of faith is…”? - Roman 14.23

 

It’s a great time for a quiz!

 

Which is the correct ending to the verse?

 

1.       “…whatsoever is not of faith is still going to work out OK.”

2.       “…whatsoever is not of faith is scientific.”

3.       “…whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”

4.       “…whatsoever is not of faith is probably going to make more sense.”

 

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  Hebrews 11:1 

I Had Fainted...

“I had fainted, unless I had believed...” - Psalm 27.13

 

 

Ever feel like that?

 

Ever need that sort of reminder?

 

I was going over Psalm 27 this past week, and I have probably read this phrase, and quoted the verse a hundred times – literally!  But when I was going over it this past week it struck me just like that,

“I had fainted, unless I had believed...”

 

Your Adversary The Devil

“...your adversary the devil...” - 1 Peter 5.8

 

I’m not your enemy... the devil is.

 

Do you ever feel like you are trying to help someone but they are resisting everything you are trying to do?

 

Maybe you feel you are giving sound advice, or the example you are setting is good and clear, but it’s not appreciated?

 

Maybe whatever you are saying or doing is just not received well, and instead you are being treated like you are “the enemy”!

 

Their God

“God is not ashamed to be called their God…” -  Hebrews 11:16

Decline

“...decline...”

Proverbs 4.5

 

The word decline here means to bend away from.  It’s like a picture of someone walking along and being offered something but putting their hand out and veering away.  We also define it as to “politely refuse (an invitation or offer)”.

 

                                                          “...decline...”

 

A New Creature

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:

old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” - 2 Corinthians 5.17

 

Is there anything about my life that a person who is not a Christian – not a born again Christian – might want?

Not money, or job, or house etc., but something that has to do with “old things” passing away, and “all things” becoming new?

Is my Attitude something people might like to have?

Or maybe my Patience?

Lord’s Day

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day…” - Revelation 1.10

 

I thank the Lord for the “Lord’s Day”!

 

We call it by that name because it is the day Jesus rose from the dead, the first day of the week, Sunday by our modern calendar.

 

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