Posts Tagged ‘Psalm 40’
Read Romans 3:9-31, Psalm 40
“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O LORD, have never abandoned anyone who searches for you.” Psalm 9:10 NIV
Back in the 1930’s, the idea that the Federal Government should start retirement and disability benefits for all workers was not warmly received among many people. Many saw social security as social welfare which they believed would lead to the demise of the American Way.
The sense of social security we live out daily at school, at work, at play, and within the family is going to a large degree determine the quality of our every day lives. In school and on the playground we seek the social security of being accepted by others. Read the rest of this entry »
Read 1 Corinthians 13, Psalm 40
Live It to Give It!
“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” Hebrews 13:15 NLT
It’s not only a privilege but also a commandment to give thanks to God. God inhabits the praises of His people. He ordained thanksgiving offerings and giving Him the first fruits of all that He has given us. Read the rest of this entry »
Read Matthew 5:1-16, Psalm 40
‘Tis More Blessed
“You’re blessed when you follow His directions, doing your best to find Him.” Psalm 119:2 MSG
There is a very important but often ignored and all too often forgotten principle at work in the Kingdom of God. We all need to understand that the best way to be blessed is to be a blessing! Read the rest of this entry »
Read Galatians 6, Psalm 40
A “Person of Interest”
“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:30-31
“Person of interest” has come to enjoy wide usage to describe suspects or potential suspects in crime investigations.
Beyond crime investigations we all have, are, or will become “persons of interest.”
We all have or have had parents, spouses, family, friends, preachers, teachers, and stars of TV, movies, or sports who are “persons of interest” to us. When we are attracted to someone of the opposite sex, they become “persons of interest.”
When someone becomes a “person of interest,” we are interested in everything about them. As we grow in our relationship with them, we get to know them better by learning more about them.
We need to know that we became a “person of interest” to God long before we were ever born. God knew our name before we were ever conceived. He is interested in everything we do in this life He has given us and has made great plans for us if we will only receive His gracious gift of eternal life, and trust and obey Him.
The key to a happy life now and forever is in making Jesus Christ the “person of interest” around who we build and live our lives. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no good thing will God withhold from those who make Him their “person of interest.”
When we become interested enough to learn what he did and said, we will learn what we should be doing and saying.
Our first lesson should be to love God as He did. Secondly we should love others and make everyone God puts across our path a “person of interest” as we reflect God’s love to them.
Father, thank You for making me a “person of interest” to You. By the power of Your Spirit, help me to make Jesus the primary “person of interest” in my life. . In Jesus’ name, Amen