He is the true manna from heaven, the promised kingdom coming. In Him is the good life revealed and obtained: abundant, flourishing, forever. And I took time to tell my kids the sweetest thing I know: Jesus — the sweetest thing of all. Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version.
I could have done the same thing at home. The point of this text is this: Because the Scriptures are the Word of the Lord—the communication and revelation of the living God—they have effects on us that are better than the effects of anything else we can read or study or watch or listen to. Scriptures Bless Us with Revelation Sometimes the exact words from the scriptures forcefully answer our prayers. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. Like Josiah the boy-king and little grandson Robbie, we should learn early in our lives to love the scriptures, to feast upon them, and to learn from them. This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.
He has served in ministry for 30 years and currently pastors the Church of God Seventh Day in Jasper, Arkansas, with his wife, Stephanie, and two children, Tabitha and Isaac. Jason enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading theology, playing his guitar, and taking in the beautiful Ozark Mountains he calls home. Although he uses two different words, showing different aspects of this important quality, they both mean patience.
It is often said that the Greeks had a […]. I stared at the mortuary pamphlet in my hand.
Dates, times, places. Death — the death of my grandfather, Emmett. My eyes scanned the page and froze at the name under Officiant. Three days before, my grandfather succumbed to emphysema.
Only a handful of […]. A mother teaches her toddler to share her toys with her brother, who is one year younger. A father instructs his seven-year-old son about trust and mistrust before he goes to school. Teaching and sharing are a natural part of our daily lives. They should also be a natural part of our daily witness. For […]. Reading Time: 4 minutes A few years ago I asked a church friend if he wanted to partner with me on a beehive.
Discouraging facts Our first attempt failed.
Honey in the making Our second try, only a few months later, fared better. Marvels of honey The bee is incredible enough, but honey is a marvel in its own right. Honey called Jesus One Rabbi knew this sweetness above all.
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What a blessing that in a world of uncertainties we have something sure to rest upon!
We hasten from the quick sands of human speculations to the terra firma of Divine Revelation. Humble, teachable minds receive the word and are made wise unto salvation. His precepts and decrees are founded in righteousness, and are such as are right or fitted to the right reason of man.
As a physician gives the right medicine, and a counselor the right advice, so does the Book of God. Mark the progress: he who was converted was next made wise and is now made happy; that truth that makes the heart right then gives joy to the right heart. It is purging away by its own purity the earthly grossness which mars the intellectual discernment: whether the eye be dim with sorrow or with sin, the Scriptures is a skillful oculist, and makes the eye clear and bright. The doctrine of truth is here described by its spiritual effect—inward piety, or the fear of the LORD; this is clean itself, and cleanses out the love of sin, sanctifying the heart in which it reigns.
The grace of God in the heart being a pure principle is also an abiding and incorruptible principle, which may be crushed for a time, but cannot be utterly destroyed. As spiritual treasure is more noble than mere material wealth, so should it be desired and sought after with greater eagerness. The pleasures arising from a right understanding of the divine testimonies are of the most delightful order; earthly enjoyments are utterly contemptible, if compared with them. We are warned by the Word both of our duty, our danger, and our remedy.
On the sea of life there would be many more wrecks, if it were not for the divine storm-signals which give to the watchful a timely warning. There is a wage, and a great one; though we earn no wages of debt, we win great wages of grace. Saints may be losers for a time, but they shall be glorious gainers in the long run, and even now a quiet conscience is in itself no slender reward for obedience.
Oh, the glory yet to be revealed! It is enough to make a man faint for joy at the prospect of it. Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Then shall we know the value of the Scriptures when we swim in that sea of unutterable delight to which their streams will bear us, if we commit ourselves to them.
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