The least useful book in the Bible | Forthright Fellowship Room
What do you consider to be the least useful book in the Bible? Might it be the same one as the least read? Is that the case for you?
Where is my heart’s desire? | Forthright Fellowship Room
Where is my heart’s desire? Where do I prefer to spend my time? Do I prefer spending it with God and his people? Do I make time for God in my life daily or do I grudgingly spend time in prayer and reading his word?
After surviving a mob in Ephesus, Paul moves on. His last act is to encourage the disciples and say goodbye. It is a deliberate act. Greetings and farewells were important acts in first-century faith.
The people of Israel desired to have both God and Baal. Elijah brought them to a point of decision. They must choose. The Lord would not allow them not to choose.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness…” We hear it, read it and quote it, but are we really, really, REALLY doing that? We each do well to ask ourselves, “Am I REALLY putting the kingdom first or have I been deceiving myself?
Although Paul did not please men, he sought to remove all barriers to the gospel. At times, he refused to receive financial help, so others would not think ill. He commended himself as God’s servant, v. 4.
His name is awe-inspiring : Psalm 111.9 | Fellowship Room
This acrostic wisdom psalm acknowledges the greatness of God’s good deeds, as well as his precepts, v. 7, which should be “faithfully and properly carried out” v. 8b NET. Redemption is in his covenant. All this makes his name inspire deepest respect by those who study and treasure his works, v. 2b.
Jesus did a good deed by restoring a demon-possessed man to wholeness. The people of the region came to see. Jesus’ miracle caused them to be afraid. They had become accustomed to the evil of demon possession.
In this acrostic psalm, David prays to be delivered from foes and confesses his sins. To arrive at truth, he needs God’s leading and teaching. The first verb “consistently refers to God as he leads the righteous in straight paths” (TWOT).