You are a precious possession of God

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 7 YOU ARE A PRECIOUS POSSESSION OF GOD You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.  (1 Corinthians 7:23) Commerce buys and sells things of value.  Slavery values things differently.  The more someone pays for something, the more valuable it is to them, but those […]

You are uncommonly valuable in Christ

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 11 YOU ARE UNCOMMONLY VALUABLE IN CHRIST But the voice answered a second time from heaven, “What God has made clean, do not call common.”  (Acts 11:9) Ranking systems are everywhere.  From school grades to sports standings, restaurant reviews to religious orders, the human heart has a deep-seated habit […]

God wants to take away your shame

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 34 GOD WANTS TO TAKE AWAY YOUR SHAME I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.  Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.  (Psalm 34:4-5) Shame.  Sometimes it creeps in quietly, growing like an […]

God has made you glorious

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 8 GOD HAS MADE YOU GLORIOUS When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?  Yet you have made […]