Salvation

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not…

Salvation

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12

What is the Bible Part 7, Interpretation

You can’t quote the Bible indiscriminately. There is a story of two lawyers. One thought he would make a great impression on the jury by quoting from the Bible. So he said concerning his opponent’s client, “We have it on the highest authority that it has been said, ‘All that a man has will he…

What is the Bible Part 6, Only the New Testament

Once, when a stubborn disputer seemed unconvinced, Lincoln said, “Well, let’s see how many legs has a cow?” “Four, of course,” came the reply disgustedly. “That’s right,” agreed Lincoln. “Now suppose you call the cow’s tail a leg; how many legs would the cow have?” “Why, five, of course,” was the confident reply. “Now, that’s…

Thankful

Thankfulness seems to be a lost art today. Warren Wiersby illustrated this problem in his commentary on Colossians. He told about a ministerial student in Evanston, Illinois, who was part of a life-saving squad. In 1860, a ship went aground on the shore of Lake Michigan near Evanston, and Edward Spencer waded again and again…

Grace

Everyday there is something that presents it’s self that we have to make decisions that will affect the way we live. Decisions about the way we act, and decisions that will affect our friends and family. If it wasn’t for grace my imperfections would sink me like a ship that has run aground. Living by grace instead…

Do Not be Deceived

Dear Heavenly Father, please give me insight and wisdom to make sure that I am never deceived. Thank you for the word that you have given me to fight off false teaching, people who try to twist Your words and those who use to fulfill an agenda. Lord always cover me with your armor in…

Stop the Spin

Everything seems so out of control right now. It’s like we are all caught in an out-of-control spin. It is time to put your foot down and focus on the only way out.   There were 128 runners in the field for the cross-country race at the 1993 NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships. As they set…

Daily Bread

Daily Verse Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for this opportunity to look further into Your word so that I may understand who You are, where You are coming from and what You have for me. In Jesus Name Amen In Psalm chapter 27 David reminds us that “The Lord is our light and salvation” so…

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Daily Verse Don’t let them defeat me, Lord. You can’t let me fall into their clutches! They keep accusing me of things I’ve never done while they plot evil against me. Psalm 27:12 TPT Accusing: to charge with the fault, offense, or crime, to find fault with; to blame. Synonym: allege, arraign, arrest, attack, blame,…

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Daily Verse Don’t throw me to the dogs, those liars who are out to get me, filling the air with their threats. Psalm 27:12 MSG Liars: a person who tells lies. Synonym: cheat, con artist, deceiver, dissimulator, equivocator, fabricator, fabulist, falsifier, fibber, maligner, misleader, perjurer, phony, prevaricator, promoter, storyteller, trickster Prayer Dear Heavenly Father, For…

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Daily Verse Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence. Psalm 27:12 ESV Adversaries: a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe, the devil; Satan. Synonym: antagonist, attacker, bandit, competitor, contestant, enemy, foe, match, opposer, rival Prayer…

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Daily Verse Now teach me all about your ways and tell me what to do. Make it clear for me to understand, for I am surrounded by waiting enemies. Psalm 27:11 TPT Surrounded: to enclose on all sides; encompass, to form an enclosure round; encircle, to enclose. Synonym: enclosed, encompassed, enveloped, fenced, hedged, fenced in…

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Daily Verse Point me down your highway, God; direct me along a well-lighted street; show my enemies whose side you’re on. Psalm 27:11 MSG Direct: to manage or guide by advice, helpful information, instruction, to regulate the course of; control. Synonym: address, advise, command, deliver, inform, instruct, order, tell, warn Prayer Dear Heavenly Father, Create…

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Daily Verse Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies. Psalm 27:11 ESV Teach: to impart knowledge of or skill in; give instruction, to impart knowledge or skill to; give instruction to. Synonym: advise, coach, demonstrate, develop, direct, enlighten, explain, instruct, lecture, prepare, show, train, tutor…

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Daily Verse So don’t hide yourself, Lord, when I come to find you. You’re the God of my salvation; how can you reject your servant in anger? You’ve been my only hope, so don’t forsake me now when I need you! Psalm 27:9 TPT Servant: a person employed by another, especially to perform domestic duties,…

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Daily Verse Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help. Cast me not off; forsake me not, O God of my salvation! Psalm 27:9 ESV Forsake: to quit or leave entirely; abandon; desert, to give up or renounce Synonym: disown, forgo, forswear, jettison,…

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Daily Verse My heart will not be afraid even if an army rises to attack. I know that you are there for me, so I will not be shaken. Psalm 27:3 TPT Afraid: feeling fear; filled with apprehension; feeling regret, unhappiness, or the like; feeling reluctance, unwillingness, distaste, or the like. Synonyms: anxious, apprehensive, frightened,…

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Daily Verse When besieged, I’m calm as a baby. When all hell breaks loose, I’m collected and cool. Psalm 27:3 MSG Hell: the place or state of punishment of the wicked after death; the abode of evil and condemned spirits; Gehenna or Tartarus; any place or state of torment or misery; something that causes torment…

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Daily Verse Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. Psalm 27:3 ESV Heart: the center of emotion, especially as contrasted to the head as the center of the intellect, capacity for sympathy; feeling; affection, spirit, courage, or enthusiasm, the innermost or…

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Daily Verse The Lord is my revelation-light to guide me along the way; he’s the source of my salvation to defend me every day. I fear no one! I’ll never turn back and run from you, Lord; surround and protect me. Psalm 27:1 TPT Guide: to assist (a person) to travel through, or reach a…

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Daily Verse The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 ESV Stronghold: a well-fortified place; fortress. Synonyms: fortress, garrison Prayer Dear Heavenly Father, give me strength to face my day and be the light for…

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Daily Verse a Psalm 91 Parallel Psalm 91:1-16 ESV He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler…

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Daily Verse You will be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you. For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation!” Psalm 91:16 TPT Full: completely filled; containing all that can be held; filled to utmost capacity Synonym: abounding, adequate, big, bursting, chock-full, complete, gorged, lavish, loaded, overflowing, satisfied,…

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Daily Verse Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party. I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!” Psalm 91:16 MSG Drink: to take in through the senses, especially with eagerness and pleasure Synonym: consume, gulp, guzzle, inhale,…

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Daily Verse With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” Psalm 91:16 ESV Salvation: the act of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction, the state of being saved or protected from harm, risk, a source, cause, or means of being saved or protected from harm, risk, deliverance from the…

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Daily Verse When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. Psalm 91:15 ESV Rescue: to free or deliver from confinement, violence, danger, or evil. Synonym: delivery, deliverance, liberation, recovering, redemption, release, recovery, relief, salvage, salvation, saving Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,…

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Daily Verse That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm. Psalm 91:4 MSG Rescues: to free or deliver from confinement, violence, danger, or evil. Synonyms: delivery, recovery, relief, salvage, deliverance, salvation, saving, liberation Prayer…

Laws

Prayer Dear Heavenly Father, be with our leaders, protect them, give them wisdom; help them to look over the welfare of all of their people. Lord give them the wisdom of Solomon (1 Kings 4:29), the protection of your mighty armies (2 Kings 6:17), and give them the love that You have for all of…