There is true grace and false grace. We can identify them both. True grace includes the suffering for the gospel. We must not avoid suffering as Christians. We must continue firmly in this grace. Give glory to God for grace and truth!
Read 1 Peter 5.12.
God knows all. We can hide nothing from him. We cannot flee to where God is not present. He knows us inside out. He seeks us all the time to bless. And he will also judge the unwilling. Praise to God for his all-seeing eyes!
Read Psalm 139.
God gives clarity to the mind that seeks him. Confusion reigns in the world. Fools spout nonsense. The lazy rise up only to criticize the worker. The crazy person throws gasoline on fire and eggs on conflict. God shows us the end of all this. Glory to the Lord for the lucidity of truth!
Read Proverbs 26.
God exists. He inhabits the highest heavens. He reveals mysteries to mankind. He uses the evil of man to make his glory known to all. He blesses his people with wisdom to shine the light of truth to all nations. God is great! Praise him for his wisdom!
Jesus has prepared a place for us with him, in heaven. That means that this earth is not our home. We are travelers here, just passing through. Our aim is to live here in such a way so we can get there. Glory to God for our eternal goal!
God is eternal. His name is I-AM. So he rules past, present, and future. He can forgive our past, transform our present, and offer a future blessed beyond our best imaginations. He folds his people into his eternity. Glory to God for his eternity!
Very soon our time is going to change,
A greater change than a human’s hourly shift;
No longer will we follow the standard time:
The minute’s sweep to eternity will be swift;
From hours and days the starkness may seem strange:
Darkened hell for those who refuse the gift,
And humble seekers lifted to light sublime.
Everything starts with the Word of God. Not songs, not prayers, not offerings. All truth, all content, all faith, all response, has the Word as the starting point. That Word is Jesus. Glory to God for the loving and powerful Word!
Live well this shortened life; there’ll be no other!
Discover whence comes love’s deep wellspring;
Take stock of all you say and do — be sure
You focus on the most important thing:
What lies above, the good that will endure
Beyond this earth, eternal blessings that bring
A person into the presence of God the Father.
Jesus is both God and man. He was sent by the Father and spoke exactly what the Father taught him. Only by following Jesus can we have life and avoid darkness. What a wonderful promise is this! God be praised for his eternal Son!