Rhoda

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Confessing Our Sins

 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 “He is faithful and JUST.” Oh, what a word is that! There is scarcely to my mind such a word in the Bible as that; […]

GOSPEL FOR THE SIMPLE

God’s Christmas message to us offers such a solution. The Saviour whose birth we celebrate was to be named Jesus (Jehovah saves), for He would save His people from their sins Matthew 1: 21. The Christmas story as told by Luke, especially the story of the shepherds who went to […]

Free to Enjoy God

Psalm 37:3-5 The gospel writers spoke about children coming to Jesus, giving the impression that  (Matt. 18:2-3; Matt. 19:13-14). Some probably climbed onto His lap, while others perhaps sat at His feet. We can picture them asking Him lots of questions, begging to hear more parables, and whispering secrets in […]

Who We Are in Christ

Who We Are in Christ  1 Peter 1:1-7 Peter wrote the first of his two epistles to encourage people who were undergoing persecution. And the disciple decided to begin the letter by reminding believers of who they are in the Lord. Believers are chosen in Christ. It’s not that the […]

Learning From Adversity

  2 Corinthians 12:7-10 What are we to do with our pain when, despite our pleading, God won’t remove it? He knows we’re hurting but does nothing. How can He be a God of love yet not come to our aid? Today’s passage gives us intimate insight into a very […]

THE NEW SONG ON EARTH

“He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God:  many shall see it  and fear and shall trust in the LORD.” Psalm 40:3 This man who talks about his song and seems to be very much struck with the fact that he has become a […]

HOW TO FIND THE TRUE GOD

HOW TO FIND TRUE GOD   Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.                              But when they in their trouble did turn unto the […]

There are basically two worldviews

There are basically two worldviews The centerpiece of a biblical worldview is God, while the centerpiece of an atheistic worldview is nature and man. A biblical worldview has it’s entire focus on God, while an atheistic worldview does everything in its power to be sure God is not a part […]

Psalm 147:5

Psalm 147:5 “His understanding is infinite.” There is no fathoming His wisdom, or measuring His knowledge. He is infinite in existence (infinite omniscience), in power (infinite omnipotence), and in knowledge, as these three phrases plainly teach us. The gods of the heathen are nothing, but our God filleth all things. […]

JUST FOR TODAY

JUST FOR TODAY   Just for today, I will choose and display the right attitude. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of […]

Desiring the word

Desiring the word   Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.  1st Peter 2:1-3. Desiring the […]

Mark 12:41-44

And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:  For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in […]

A SONG OF DECREE

A SONG OF DECREE Psalms Chapter 121 This bears no other title than “A song of degrees.” It is several steps in advance of its predecessor, for it tells of the peace of God’s house, and the guardian care of the Lord, while Psalm 120:1-7 bemoans the departure of peace […]

JUST FOR TODAY

JUST FOR TODAY I will plan and model generosity There is that scattered, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watered shall be watered also himself. He that withholdeth corn, the […]

The Lord is always near

Psalm 139:1 “O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.” He invokes in adoration Jehovah the all-knowing God, and he proceeds to adore him by proclaiming one of his peculiar attributes. If we would praise God aright we must draw the matter of our praise from himself – “O […]

YOUR LIFE GOAL

YOUR GOAL I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3: 14.  I press on toward the goal” means to persevere in spite of difficulties, obstacle or discouragement, continue steadfastly. Keep on pressing forward to attain to the purpose God […]

Assurance from the Lord God

Psalm 121:3-8 There is something very striking in the assurance that the Lord will not suffer the foot even of the faintest and wearied one to be moved. The everlasting mountains stand fast, and we feel as if, like Mount Zion, they could not be removed for ever; but the […]

Who Is The One Who Condemns

“Who is the one who condemns?”  Romans 8:34 We know that Jesus Christ is pleading the case of the believing sinner in heaven.  “Christ Jesus is He who died, yes rather, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us”   Who condemns […]