Fear of God

Psalm 33:18 “But the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love.” ~What does it mean to “fear” the Lord, if God is love, why would we fear him? We should look at the phrase, “fear of the Lord,” or “God fearing”. We’ve often heard these terms but do we really know and understand why? I believe this is a good definition of the word fear, as used in the bible: f…ear which means awe in the presence of the holy (Eccles. 12: 13). This fear induces a hatred of evil (Prov. 8: 13)… Continue reading Fear of God

Gods Will – Not Our Own

‘Jesus went on a little farther and fell face down on the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will, not mine.” Mt 26:39
~Are you fighting the will of God? Or just asking, “Lord can you ease up and not allow what’s happening to happen cause I don’t want to feel the pain? Continue reading Gods Will – Not Our Own

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

S – Scripture:
You shall love the Lord your God . . . and your neighbor as yourself. —Luke 10:27
O – Observation:
This is a simple scripture, but very challenging to obey. Here’s an excerpt from ODB, ‘To love “your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27) requires the same (read example) urgent kind of love. It’s a love that notices the need of another person and won’t rest until it’s been met. It’s a gentle, tender love that thinks and acts carefully. It’s the sacrificial and compassionate love that a nameless Samaritan had for a fallen traveler. It’s the kind of love God wants to share with your neighbors through you. — Joe Stowell Continue reading Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Do I have to love everyone? What if…

January 6, 2010 Title:  Do I have to love everyone? What if they’re… Readings: Gen 13:5-15:21, Matthew 5:27-48, Psalm 6:1-10, Proverbs 1:29-33 S – Scripture: ‘If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that.’ Mt. 5:47 O – Observation: The scripture verses of Mt 5:43-48 talk about the law of loving your neighbor, and your … Continue reading Do I have to love everyone? What if…