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And We End With “Amen”

Our text for this new day is from Psalm 106,   "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting even to everlasting. And let all the people say, 'Amen.'" (Psalm 106:48 - NASB)   Maybe you've seen it or heard it, for I have been in churches where the preacher...

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Some Thoughts On Grace

Grace . . . the apostle Paul writes of its importance in his letter to the church at Ephesus,   "For by grace you have been saved . . ." (Ephesians 2:8 - NASB)   There has been much written regarding this word "grace." Many great men and women of the faith have sought...

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Attaining To Good Counsel

From the book of Proverbs we read,   "Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days" (Proverbs 19:20 - NKJV)   I am of the mind that in this day in which you and I live we should diligently be teaching the Bible to our young...

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God’s Words Of Wisdom

Do you like the idea of being wise? Then let us look into the book of wisdom for some divine counsel,   "Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid" (Proverbs 12:1 - NASB)   "Discipline" is not always a well-received thing. As...

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Positive “Shall Not’s” Of John’s Gospel

From the gospel of John we read a most familiar text,   "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16 - KJV)   What a wonderful verse to read and put to memory...

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Sexual Sin

Let's consider this passage from the letter to the church at Colosse,   "Consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed which amounts to idolatry." (Colossians 3:5 - NASB)   It is not over-kill to say that...

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Since You Have Been Raised . . . .

Do your thoughts in the morning turn to the Lord? Do you begin with thanking Him for giving you the physical strength to get up and get going, no matter the time of day or night when you are rising up? I would pray we all have such an inclination, for that would be...

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Eternal Life, A Quality Of Life

We raise up with praise in our heart and move it from there to our lips . . . Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for He is worthy to receive all honor, and glory, and praise! He is the Creator, the Sustainer, the All-powerful One, the sovereign...

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What Is An Evangelical?

What a wonderful thing the gospel is, a message of rescue, reconciliation, redemption . . .    "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things" (Romans 10:15 - NKJV)   This most encouraging verse is found in...

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The Old Rugged Cross

Daily Bread Archive | Sign up for our resources Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . may He receive our heart-felt praise as we stop to contemplate the benefits He has bestowed upon us through the death and resurrection of His Son. It is a most...

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Learning From Judgment

"Give me understanding, that I may observe Thy law, and keep it with all my heart" (Psalm 119:34 - NASB) Oh to have understanding of God's "law" that we may "keep it" and so please Him who has saved us! Blessed be His name on this new day.   Note a most sobering text...

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Remembering The Cross

From Second Corinthians we read these blessed words,   "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (II Corinthians 5:21 - NASB)   As I prayed this morning I suddenly had a strong remembrance of the cross...

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Our God Is Able To Do Beyond . . .

We face many different situations and conditions as we go about a day, and within these situations and conditions we experience what are called ups and downs. We are an emotional creation, we who are of the human race. It can be that our day may well be all "ups" and...

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Secularism

Note with me what the apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians, chapter four,   "But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus." (Ephesians 20-21 - NASB)   Many things oppose the "truth" of the...

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Good Advice

From the book of First Chronicles we read,   "As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind" (I Chronicles 28:9 - NASB)   You ever give out advice to someone? You know what I mean . . . it's when you say,...

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Being Of The Same Mind

Being of the same mind . . . note this text from First Corinthians regarding this matter,    "Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and there be no divisions among you, but you be made complete in the same mind and in the...

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Worldliness vs. Holiness

Biblically speaking, what we pursue and what we avoid are important matters. Two things that stand out in Scripture that we are to take special note of are worldliness and holiness. One is good in the sight of God and to be sought after, while the other is bad in the...

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Paradise

Paradise . . . is there really a Paradise out there somewhere? Note,   "Then he said to Jesus, 'Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.' And Jesus said to him, 'Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.'" (Luke 23:42-43 - NKJV)   As we...

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The Book Of Life

The Great White Throne Judgment . . . a judgment that believers in Christ will miss but every soul that has not or does not receive Him as Lord and Savior, will attend.   "And I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven...

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O Lord, To You I Make Petition

From the Psalms comes good instruction to petition the Lord for today, “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips…

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Contrasting Effects

Note what the apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian believers,   "For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life." (II...

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True Citizenship

As the old hymn says, "Morning has broken like the first morning . . ." And it has! We have a new day by God's grace and in recognizing His provision, let us set our hearts to praise Him for the day and to walk in a manner that is pleasing to Him.   From the book of...

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Don’t Sweat it . . . God Is In Control

As we raise to the fresh new day let us do so as a people of hope. Yes, we who are in Christ, who walk according to His Word, are a people of hope; the hope of His coming, the hope of the coming of the Kingdom of God, the hope of new bodies, bodies that will no longer...

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Tests Of Truth

Certainly if you have been born of God you raise to the new morning with a different attitude then the unsaved person. I know, for I was once lost and I remember how I received the morning, how I conducted myself throughout a day. God changes all that when He causes...

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Degrees Of Punishment

Daily Bread Archive | Sign up for our resources My Scripture text is from Matthew's gospel,   "Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows' houses, even while for a pretense you make long prayers, therefore you...

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Unholy Speech

The psalmist writes, "Teach me, O LORD, the way of Thy statutes, and I shall observe it to the end" (Psalm 119:33 - NASB) And so we greet the new day with such a plea to our Father in heaven, "teach me . . . the way of Thy statutes . . . "teach me" from Thy Word, that...

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No Warm And Fuzzy Message Here!

From Paul's letter to the churches in Asia Minor, we read of an awareness we Christians need to have,   "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual...

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I Don’t Want To Be One Of Those

I would believe that it is very safe to say that there are some things we don't ever want to be found to be. In the "Seven Woes" of Matthew, recorded in chapter twenty-three, we find one particular word that Jesus used that I'm sure none of us would want Him to...

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Does My Walk Matter?

Does it really matter how I live this life God has given me? That is a question the Lord speaks expressly to,   "Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? May it never be! ....

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What Causes The Decline?

From the book of Judges we read,   "In those days . . . everyone did what was right in his own eyes" (Judges 21:25 - NKJV)   What causes the decline of a nation and its people? What causes them to go from the blessings of God to the chastisement of God? What do the...

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