“Greater love have no one than this; that one lay down his life for his friends.”
Jesus spoke about this as a reference to His impending death.
Many in our nation lay down their lives for their friends in the foxhole, vehicle or unit they serve with while having also committed to this sacrifice for the nation itself. The sacrifice is great, the ultimate a human being can give. As we honor those … Continue reading
Scripture: “But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” 1 Tim 1:5 NASB
What are your goals in Christ?
Depending on your personality, you would have different answers.
Keep in mind that the Lord knows all the personalities available and the incredibly complex ways His Word and love can go forth.
Jesus told us we could fulfill all the Law and the Commandments by loving God first, … Continue reading
“Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over.” Luke 6:38
Can you give too much?
The Bible speaks about generous giving, time, talent, treasures. When the woman gave two mites, all that she had in the world, Jesus commended her actions over all the others who gave out of their abundance.
Consider this. I once attended a concert by a famous piano … Continue reading
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purposes.” Rom 8:28
When we read this Scripture, some Christians take the Candy Land approach and are soon disappointed with God. Their take is that God runs a candy store and He always gives His children whatever they want, even if it isn’t in their best interests long term. Similar to giving a child all the candy they want whenever they want it. Soon they reap a harvest of cavities, tooth decay, poor health … Continue reading
Scripture: “Jesus wept.” John 11:35
This is the shortest verse in the Bible. You can memorize it. Easy.
Many people think of Jesus as a person who knew His mission, took charge, and made things happen. He walked on water, turned water into wine, healed people, cast out demons, and threw the money-changers out of the Temple in Jerusalem. A Man of action. A Man with a plan.
Yet there was a softer side to Jesus. If you’re a … Continue reading
“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to
treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
This is a great verse to memorize. It’s good for our growth. Yet how many of us live it out to perfection?
Here’s an example:
One morning, as I worked out, I heard a tapping on the window of the civilian 24/7 gym’s entry door. The door stays … Continue reading