The Happiness of God

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1 Timothy 1:8-11 – New American Standard Bible (NASB) 8 But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who […]

How to be Happy

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Psalm 43:3-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 3 O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your dwelling places. 4 Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O […]

Security of the One Who Trusts in the Lord

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Psalm 91 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Security of the One Who Trusts in the Lord. 91 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” 3 For it is He […]

The Surety of God’s Word

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Isaiah 9:1-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Birth and Reign of the Prince of Peace 9 But there will be no more gloom for her who was in anguish; in earlier times He treated the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali with contempt, but later on He shall make it glorious, by the […]

God’s Rulebook Hasn’t Changed

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2 Corinthians 4:3-4 New King James Version (NKJV) 3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine […]

Parable of the Vineyard

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Isaiah 5:1-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Parable of the Vineyard 5 Let me sing now for my well-beloved A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill. 2 He dug it all around, removed its stones, And planted it with the choicest vine. And He built a tower […]

Am I Simon?

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Acts 8:4-24 (The Scriptures 2009) Act 8:4  Then those who had been scattered went everywhere bringing the Good News: the Word! Act 8:5  And going down to the city of Shomeron Philip proclaimed Messiah to them. Act 8:6  And the crowds with one mind heeded what Philip said, hearing and seeing the miracles which he […]

The Empty Tomb is a Game-Changer

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Romans 5:1-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only this, but […]

The Suffering of Jesus in the Old Testament

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Psalm 22 New American Standard Bible (NASB) A Cry of Anguish and a Song of Praise. 22 My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. 2 O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer; And by night, but I have no rest. […]