Do Your Part First … God Will Do His! We go to the Lord with a list and a longing for all the things He should do for us – even those of us who are focused on things spiritual. However, James wrote, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your … Read moreDo Your Part First … God Will Do His!
Who Do You Think About in Bible Study? As a teacher I have noticed so very often that people studying the Bible want to talk about others who are failing to do what is right. It is embarrassing to admit that, after some years of noticing people apply scripture to others, it occurred to me that … Read moreWho Do You Think About in Bible Study?
“Blessed are those who mourn.” How? “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). The blessing is not in the pain, burden or grief. The blessing is in the comfort that mourners receive. There is much pain and grief in this life for which there is no relief. Time has a … Read more“Blessed are those who mourn.” How?
What does Jesus mean by “Blessed are the poor in spirit?” Jesus was preaching to his disciples on the mountain in Matthew 5. In verse three he said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit…” Jesus is saying that the poor in spirit are fortunate, in a place of well-being. It is to our advantage to be poor … Read moreBlessed are the Poor in Spirit