Humility vs. Pride

Too much pride can put you to shame. It’s wiser to be humble. (Proverbs 11:2 CEV) Throughout the Bible, humility stands out in sharp contrast to pride, which should make us want to choose humility over pride, but being human, it’s easier said than done. The only time the Bible permits pride is in JeremiahContinue reading “Humility vs. Pride”

Appreciate What You Have

‘”I gave you your master’s house and his wives and the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. And if that had not been enough, I would have given you much, much more. Why, then, have you despised the word of the Lord and done this horrible deed?”‘ (2 Samuel 12:8-9 NLT) King David had more thanContinue reading “Appreciate What You Have”

Praise God for What He Has Done and What He’ll Do

David went into the tent he had set up for the sacred chest. Then he sat there and prayed: LORD All-Powerful, my family and I don’t deserve what you have already done for us, and yet you have promised to do even more. Is this the way you usually treat people? (2 Samuel 7:18-19 CEV)Continue reading “Praise God for What He Has Done and What He’ll Do”

Come Ahead

But Jesus was quick to comfort them. “Courage, it’s me. Don’t be afraid.” Peter, suddenly bold, said, “Master, if it’s really you, call me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come ahead.” (Matthew 14:27-30 MSG) After feeding the large crowd, Jesus sends His disciples away in the boat and goes up toContinue reading “Come Ahead”

How Great is His Wisdom!

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and decisions and how unfathomable and untraceable are His ways! (Romans 11:33 AMP) In today’s passage the apostle Paul erupts in praise as he thinks about God’s plan to save the Jews and Gentiles. Lately as I thinkContinue reading “How Great is His Wisdom!”

Rise Again with Gratitude

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV) This year has no doubt been hard on all of us. Not many of us will be quick to heed Paul’s exhortation in today’s passage to “give thanks,” let alone “in all circumstances.” But if you’reContinue reading “Rise Again with Gratitude”

Thankful for the Single Season

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV) It has become a family tradition that every year on Thanksgiving, my brother-in-law gives thanks for being married, and I commend him for it. As he himself admits, being married for as long asContinue reading “Thankful for the Single Season”