“If you search for good, you will find it; but if you search for evil, it will find you!” Proverbs 11:27 We always find what we’re looking for. If we’re looking for someone to offend us, we’ll find it. If we’re looking for someone to fail us, we won’t have to wait long. If we’re […]
Words are doubled in scripture to stress importance. When Jesus said “truly, truly” before a statement, He was stressing it. He was saying, “pay close attention this is important” When Pilate appeals to the bloodthirsty mob to release Jesus, Luke records “they kept shouting, “Crucify, crucify him!” “The double cry reflected intensity,” (1). Jesus emphasized […]
At Cana the water became wine. At the Last Supper the wine became blood. At Calvary the blood became redemption. At the tomb the redemption became re-creation. At the second coming the re-creation will become restoration.
Psalm 121 1. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2. My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. 3. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor […]
Galatians 5:14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Neighbor is an old English word that literally means “the boor who is neigh thee.” Basically “the boor who is near you.” Our modern definition of boor is: “an unrefined, ill-mannered person” Sometimes a neighbor can […]
John 13:8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” We have this fallen inclination, like Peter, to try and clean ourselves up before coming to Jesus to clean us. We think: “I better stop doing that, and start doing this.” Which […]
Psalm 9:9–10 Jehovah will be a high tower for the oppressed, A high tower in times of trouble; And those who know your name will put their trust in you; For you, Jehovah, have not forsaken those who seek you. What is your high tower? What do you run to when times get tough? For […]