God gives you discipline to bring you peace

Scripture Notes on Hebrews 12  It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. For the moment all discipline […]

God has prepared a homeland for you

Scripture Notes on Hebrews 11 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared for them a city.  (Hebrews 11:16) For every Christian, there are those times when we see the world as it is and realize […]

God will fulfill His purpose for you

Scripture Notes on Psalm 138 The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.  (Psalm 138:8) Your life matters to God. He created you with dignity and purpose, with honor and glory because He made you in His image. You were […]

God’s love for you endures forever

Scripture Notes on Psalm 136 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever.  (Psalm 136:1) God’s love for you doesn’t depend on your goodness, but on His grace. His love for you doesn’t rest on your performance as a Christian, but on Christ’s performance as a savior. His love […]

Jesus offered Himself for you

Scripture Notes on Hebrews 9 How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. (Hebrews 9:14) There were powerful people who conspired against Jesus, but they were not the ones that put Him on the […]

Jesus is your conduit of mercy

Scripture Notes on Hebrews 8 “For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”  (Hebrews 8:12) Guilt is a powerful motivator. It can change habits and open handbags, clean up words and free up wallets. Yet, in the life of a Christian, guilt is not of God. Conviction is the […]

Jesus is your better hope

Scripture Notes on Hebrews 7 For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God. (Hebrews 7:18-19) There are many substitute saviors in this life. For […]

Jesus is the anchor of your soul

Scripture Notes on Hebrews 6 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf… (Hebrews 6:19-20a) Of all the storms of life, perhaps none is more troubling than uncertainty. Bad news and […]

God will deliver you for the sake of His name

Scripture Notes on Psalm 135 Your name, O Lord, endures forever, your renown, O Lord, throughout the ages.  For the Lord will vindicate His people and have compassion on His servants.  (Psalm 135:13-14) The people of Israel were constantly getting into trouble.  Time and again they failed to follow God’s commands and fell under oppression as […]

Your world will be in order when God is on the throne

Scripture Notes on Psalm 132 Arise, O Lord, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your might. Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your saints shout for joy. (Psalm 132:8-9) So often it’s easy for our lives to get chaotic. Work or school, family or finances, personal goals […]