God’s Immeasurable Love

  Psalm 103: 11-17 gives us a glimpse into the measure of God’s love for us. “God does not deal with us according to our sins; nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward them who fear Him As far as the east is from the west; so far does He remove our sins from us. As a father shows compassion to his children; so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear Him. For He knows our frame is dust, and as his days are like …

The Lord is Merciful and Gracious

Scripture: The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed; He made known His ways to Moses; His acts to the people of Israel. The Lord is merciful and gracious. Psalm 103: 7-8a Some other scriptures are: The Lord is long suffering, and of great mercy forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon their children unto the third and fourth generation. Numbers 14: 15. (For the Lord, your God is a merciful God) He will not forsake you; neither destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers, which He swore to them. …

God Satisfies Me

Scripture: God Satisfies me with Good Things and my youth is renewed as the eagles. Psalm 103: 5   An eagle is thought to be one of the strongest most fearless of all birds, but It is said when an eagle is about five years old, it begins to lose its feathers and that gives one the appearance of renewed youth. During that process, the bird may look sickly and weak, but when the process is complete, an eagle has the look and feel of renewed strength and power. I’d like to compare elderly believers to the eagle, and will use myself as an example. Although one hundred one …

He Crowns You With Steadfast Love

Scripture: He crowns you with steadfast love and mercy. Psalm 103: 4   Many crowns are mentioned in the Bible: Crown of Righteousness for those who serve the Lord and love His appearing. 2 Timothy 4: 8 Crown of Life: for those who patiently endure trials of life. James 1: 12 Crown of Glory: for those who faithfully serve God 1 Peter 5: 24 Crown of Rejoicing: to those who win souls, 1 Thessalonians 2: 19 Incorruptible Crown: for those who live lives of discipline and self-control 2 Corinthians 9: 25-27 But what does it mean to be crowned with steadfast love and mercy? We serve …

God’s Plan Temporarily Interrupted

Scripture: And it grieved God that He had made man. Genesis 6: 1 God had great plans for man when created, and although his sin was not a surprise; perhaps it was a disappointment. He had created man, and sent the flood that destroyed all people on earth except righteous Noah and his family. But as always God had a plan: He told Noah to build an ark and told him exactly how to build it and its dimensions. Then God told him which animals, and other living creatures to take on the ark, and the number to take. We are not told how much time that took, but when …

God Forgives Our Sins

Scripture: He forgives all our iniquities and heals all our diseases Psalm 103: 3 Though our sins are like a stench in God’s nostrils, He is merciful and when confessed, He forgives our sins, past, present, and future; so we should not fear losing our salvation. For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son: that whosoever believes in Him shall have eternal life. John 3: 16 Each of us sins every day either in thought, attitude, or wrong acts: aren’t you thankful each time we sin, if we confess our sin, God will forgive our sin and cleanse us from a unrighteousness. 1st …

Ways We Show a Haughty Look

Seven Sins God Especially Hates Scripture: “There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. As Christians we know Jesus taught and manifested humility. One example was His washing the disciples’ feet. Also He showed and advocated humility by associating with all kinds of people. You and I may consider ourselves a humble person but we can express haughty looks in unintentional ways. Or as grandparents …

God Hates Lying Tongues

There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. Scripture: Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but they that deal truthfully are His delight. Proverbs 12: 22. Do you consider yourself a truthful person? I endeavor to be that kind of person, but when I read about the many ways that one can express dishonesty, I need to ask God’s …

God Hates Hands That Shed Innocent Blood

There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. Jesus told His listeners and us if one harbors hatred in his heart, he is guilty of murder. Scripture: You have heard it said, You shall not commit murder.. but I say everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment. Matthew 5: 21-26. I remember many years ago while teaching a women’s Bible …

Our Haughty Hearts Devise Evil

Scripture: There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. Our haughty hearts devise evil Scripture: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12: 21. What are some ways in which this can be achieved? This is a truthful saying that an idle brain is the devil’s playhouse. But some positive ways to prevent that in your life is to be busy doing …

Feet That Make Haste To Do Evil

Scripture: There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. Feet that make haste to do evil This scripture isn’t referring to accidentally stumbling upon evil, but could be applied to gossip. This is an example: once some women were at a quilting bee, each confessed to certain flaws in her character, and one woman wastes no time in sharing these flaws with her friends. While …

Use Discretion When Selecting Friends

Scripture: There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. Use discretion when selecting friends Don’t breathe out lies and falsely accuse one misrepresenting the truth, or covering some guilt, and do not let mercy and truth forsake you: bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your life; so shall you find favor and good understanding in God’s sight.  Based on Proverbs 3: …