What you know beyond a shadow of a doubt will hold you in those moments when your emotions throw you into the depths of the dark. The mind has power over the feelings.

Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high.
Job 16.19

Job was certain that God saw his situation, was on his side, and was working in his favor. As much as he suffered, he did not lose his reason.

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On the Portuguese devotional site, we began today a 52-part series on the actions of the follower of Christ. Below is the first in the series.

READ: “He who believes and is immersed shall be saved” Mark 16.16 MEG.

THINK: Whoever obeys the commandment of the Lord Jesus knows he is saved, according to his promise. Salvation is based, not on feelings, but on the reality of Christ’s offering and on the possibility of verifying if we are saved or not. See 1 John 5.13. We can be sure of our salvation when we obey what Jesus commands. Continue reading

I have confessed before that I sometimes use a random Bible verse generator to be sure that I work with verses from all over Scripture. Today, by what might be regarded as a providential controlling of the software, a la Pro 16.33, considering the SCOTUS ruling last Friday, the first verse to appear from the click was 1 Cor 6.9. So let’s get the whole thought by adding verses 10 and 11 as well. Continue reading