God secures those who seek His purposes

Scripture Notes on Psalm 122 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they be secure who love you!  (Psalm 122:6) God wants peace for His people. He desires peace for the city He loves. Though war and strive more often rule the day in the Middle East, God’s heart yearns for stability there. Does yours? […]

God never stops looking after you

Scripture Notes on Psalm 121 He will not let your foot be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. (Psalm 121:3-4) An old children’s song declares, “He’s got the whole world, in His hands; He’s got the whole wide world, in His hands…” but sometimes […]

You are a part of the foundation

Scripture Notes on 1 Timothy 3 But if I should be delayed, I have written so that you will know how people ought to act in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. (1 Timothy 3:15 HCSB) The Bible says God has a family, a household, […]

Jesus is your overflowing grace

Scripture Notes on 1 Timothy 1 And the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 1:14) Paul killed Christians, yet Jesus gave him overflowing grace. Paul opposed the name of Christ as strongly as he could, yet Jesus gave him overwhelming mercy. Why? Because […]

Jesus is your guard against all evil

Scripture Notes on 2 Thessalonians 3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. (2 Thessalonians 3:3) Jesus warned we will have trouble in this life, but trouble and evil are not the same thing. He told us we would surely face persecution, but persecution and evil are […]

God’s Word is your empowering perspective

Scripture Notes on Psalm 119:89-176 If Your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have given me life. (Psalm 119:92-93) Discouragement can destroy your life. When affliction arrives, often it’s not the hardness of the circumstance that’s most deadly to […]

God’s promise is your comfort

Scripture Notes on Psalm 119, 1-88 Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. (Psalm 119:49-50) When hard times come, where can you find hope to carry you through? Where can you turn for encouragement? You can turn […]

God chose you for glory

Scripture Notes on 2 Thessalonians 2 God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this He called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 2:13-14) Christian, never forget that God chose you. You […]

God will make you worthy of His call

Scripture Notes on 2 Thessalonians 1 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of His calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by His power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in […]

God will surely make you clean

Scripture Notes on 1 Thessalonians 5 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24) The world leaves its mark on […]