God is delighted when you delight in Him

For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He adorns the humble with salvation.  Let the godly exult in glory, let them sing for joy on their beds.  (Psalm 149:4-5) God doesn’t get the most glory out of the submission of slaves, but from the celebration of sons and daughters.  His greatest desire isn’t that people […]

More than Mary

Mary the mother of Jesus was incredibly special, but did you know there’s someone else Jesus says is even more blessed than her?

Jesus shares His glory with the faithful

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.  But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed.  (1 Peter 4:12-13) Trials are tests of our faithfulness. […]

God saves you for his glory

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 79 GOD SAVES YOU FOR HIS GLORY Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for Your name’s sake!  (Psalm 79:9-10) There is an order to all creation, a cosmic balance in the physical universe that was […]

God chose you for glory

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Thessalonians 2 GOD CHOSE YOU FOR GLORY 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) […]

God wants to make an example of you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 67 GOD WANTS TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF YOU May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us, that Your way may be known on earth, Your saving power among all nations.  (Psalm 67:1-2) The God of the universe has one primary goal above all others: the […]

Jesus wants you to be rich in him

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 8 JESUS WANTS YOU TO BE RICH IN HIM For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you by His poverty might become rich.  (2 Corinthians 8:9) Jesus was not rich in […]

When you lift God up, He lifts you up, too

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 4 WHEN YOU LIFT GOD UP, HE LIFTS YOU UP, TOO He grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God.  (Romans 4:20b) In the midst of impossible circumstances, Abraham’s faith stayed strong.  In the face of unbeatable odds, Abraham’s confidence in God only grew.  While […]

Jesus heals for the glory of God

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 15 JESUS HEALS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put them at His feet, and He healed them, so that the crowd wondered, when they saw the […]

Jesus shares His glory with the faithful

Scripture Notes on 1 Peter 4 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed. (1 Peter 4:12-13) Trials […]