Be servant of all

And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. ” Mark 10.44


“How do you know if you are a servant...?  By how you react when someone treats you like one!”


I’m not sure who said it, but that is very true!


I remember a few times I didn’t like the way someone was treating me!  They were probably treating me like “some sort of servant”.


Resist the Devil

“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” - James 5.7


That is one of the greatest promises to the born again Christian!


Sure, it is not always easy to do – but what a PROMISE!


“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”


I find it interesting that the verse DOES NOT SAY, “Resist the devil, and he will flee.”  It is very important that the verse DOES NOT SAY THAT!


What is a “closet” to you?

“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet,” - Matthew 6.6


What is a “closet” to you?


Depending on where a person comes from, in the world, a “closet” can be different places.


To me, coming from South Dakota, USA, a closet is the cupboard/little room by the front door of the house where all the winter coats, boots, scarves, hats etc. are stored.  I don’t think I have ever prayed in one of those “closets”!


Our God is Holy

“ make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane”  - Ezekiel 42.20


Our God is Holy.


The above verse is talking about the future Temple and how God makes a clear, separation between the sanctuary and the profane”, between the holy and the common, between the clean and the unclean.


Are We Wise?

“If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.” - Proverbs 29.9


Do we ever feel like we are just not getting anywhere with someone?


Do we think that for all we may say – there is just no response?


Whose tomb is... empty?

...but the righteous hath hope in his death.” - Proverbs 14.32


Whose tomb is... empty?


The above verse says, “The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.”


It’s the last part of the verse that always strikes me: “but the righteous hath hope in his death.”


Man was not created to die.


Choose Now

“...they did not choose...” - Proverbs 1.27


For the longest time I did not realize exactly what this verse in Proverbs actually said.  I always thought it said, “...they would not choose...”  But it actually says, “did not”...  they already made their decision.


“...they did not choose...”


Often when we have a choice we DO NOT choose.  We think, “Well I would if I could...”  But, the fact of the matter is, often when we did, we didn’t.



I am...” - John 1.20


Those two words mean more to me everyday of my Christian life.  They are used as a name for the Almighty God.  In Exodus 3.14 before God unleashed the incredible plagues on Egypt He said to Moses, and the people of Israel, I AM THAT I AM”.  And “I AM” speaks of power and holiness, it speaks of things far beyond us!


All Scripture Is Given

“All scripture is given…” - 2 Timothy 3.15


I am so glad I didn’t evolve from some “goo” somewhere!


No plan.  No purpose.  No rhyme.  No reason.  No hope.  No future - just “hanging around” for the next million years (or so) waiting for the next… the next… something, I guess.


His Gentleness Makes Me Great

“...thy gentleness hath made me great.” - 2 Samuel 22.36


These two words that are often seen to be poles apart  - they are the words gentle and great.


Every time I read this verse I have to stop and think about the gentleness of God, and the gentleness of Christ and how I too should be gentle in sharing the gospel with the lost, in helping Christians grow in grace.  Paul said in 2 Corinthians 10:1 “Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ...”