Yet...

“Yet...” - Psalm 2.6

The second Psalm puts it all so well...

“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?”

“The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.”

Grace Did Much More Abound

“…grace did much more abound:” - Romans 5:20

How it is that “skating on thin ice” can get us into “hot water”?

We do have some funny sayings don’t we?

Fact is, we are all skating on thin ice.  Or at least some of us were.

Before a person receives the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour, they are “skating on thin ice”.  Every day is a day closer to “cracking”, a day closer to eternity, a day closer to the final judgment…

Ye Shall Blow an Alarm

“...ye shall blow an alarm...” - Numbers 10:9

Do you have an alarm on your house?

We don’t.  Mainly because we live in a very quiet neighbourhood and a fairly peaceful country.  If things changed we would get an alarm... on our physical house.  But what about our spiritual houses?

David ... Behaved Himself Wisely:

“And David went out withersoever Saul sent him and behaved himself wisely:” - 1 Samuel 18:1

I think the way David acted in 1 Samuel 18 - when everything was going well – would affect the way he acted throughout the rest of 1 Samuel – when things went sour!

David behaved wisely.

We ought to be known for “behaving ourselves wisely.”

Whether people agree with us, or not, whether they want to have anything to do with us, or not, we should simply - “behave ourselves wisely.”

Provoke Unto Love...

“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: ”Hebrews 10:24

We usually think of the word “provoke” in the negative sense of “to make angry”, but it has a positive sense, “to move, or to stir up” in a good way! I think the following story gives a great illustration of Mums – who are faithfully encouraging, stirring up their children in good ways... even if it’s a bit too “stirring” at times!

Strength & Courage

“Only be thou strong and very courageous” - 2 Chronicles 32.7

Strength & Courage

It takes strength to be firm.
It takes courage to be gentle.

It takes strength to stand guard.
It takes courage to let down your guard.

It takes strength to conquer.
It takes courage to be meek.

It takes strength to be certain.
It takes courage to face doubt.

It takes strength to fit in.
It takes courage to stand out.

Full of Deadly Poison

“...full of deadly poison.” - James 3:8

The Bible says that something is...“full of deadly poison”! What? What would the Bible say is “full of deadly poison”?

The way the Bible says it is pretty descriptive: “full of deadly...poooiiissssssoonnn.”

It almost sounds like it could be a snake! But it's not. Snakes can certainly be poisonous, and we would take care if we had much to do with them, but what does the Bible say is “full of deadly poison”?

Search the Scriptures

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: - John 5.39

No matter how many times I remind myself, or write it on a sticky note or write it somewhere in my diary I still need to see it, hear it, and DO IT...

READ MORE BIBLE!!! Any time... any where... all the time... everywhere!!! Which to me just simply means “at every opportunity.”

... In the Way ...

(Based on Genesis 24.27)

This is a verse we revisit from time to time because of the way it gives us perspective.

Have you ever felt like you were just - “in the way”?

A Perverse Spirit

“The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof:” - Isaiah 19.14
 
That is about the last thing anyone would want, wouldn’t you say?  When it comes to all that the Lord does, He does so much; but I wouldn’t want Him to do that.
 
Do what? “The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst...”
 

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