For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid … So don’t be afraid

This is what the Lord says to you: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” … “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. … Do not be afraid. I am your shield, your very great reward. Continue Reading “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid … So don’t be afraid”

You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am

God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Continue Reading “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am”

Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain

If my steps have turned from the path, if my heart has been led by my eyes, or if my hands have been defiled, then may others eat what I have sown, and may my crops be uprooted. … If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, “You are my security,” if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained, … If I have rejoiced at my enemy’s misfortune or gloated over the trouble that came to him, … then let briers come up instead of wheat and stinkweed instead of barley. Continue Reading “Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain”