He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. Continue Reading “Nothing – 3”
For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. Continue Reading “God’s Law”
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
For when we were in the realm of the flesh, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in us, so that we bore fruit for death.
Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. … The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. Continue Reading “Carnality – 4”
For they loved human praise more than praise from God. Continue Reading “Pleasing God – 2”
The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. Continue Reading “Ambition – 5”
Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and respectful greetings in the marketplaces. Continue Reading “Ambition – 4”
An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. Continue Reading “Ambition – 3”
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. Continue Reading “Ambition – 1”
His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. Continue Reading “Share the Good News”
You are the children of the LORD your God. … He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge. Continue Reading “Spiritual Adoption – 3”