Friday, July 31, 2015

Just a little reminder....



Of what Jesus did just for you:

Isaiah 53:3-12

3 He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
4 Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment,
And who will declare His generation?
For He was cut off from the land of the living;
For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
9 And they made His grave with the wicked—
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.
By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,
Because He poured out His soul unto death,
And He was numbered with the transgressors,
And He bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors.

Oh what a Savior we have in Jesus!!!

Tom

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Your faith tested. 7-30-15

Tell others of our Great God!



May we all take these words to heart and give glory where it is due...to God!

Psalm 96:3-13

3 Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
4 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
6 Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering, and come into his courts!
9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth!
10 Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.”
11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
12 let the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
13 before the Lord, for he comes,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness,
and the peoples in his faithfulness.

Keys point to grasp in this Psalm:

1. With your voice brag upon God and tell what He has done for you to others! Don't keep it to self!

2. Fear God and praise Him!

3. Idols are worthless! Worship God who made all including heaven.

4. Strength, beauty, splendor, and majesty all describe God.

5. Give to God glory and give offerings to God.

6. Worship and tremble before God after all He is God!

7. Let all know God reigns and He will judge all one day.

8. Creation worships God.

9. All will be judged righteously be cause God is faithful!

Oh what an awesome God we have...praise Him!!!!!

Tom

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What are you feet looking like????



Was reminded of this verse last night:

Romans 10:15
And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”

Short and sweet today...what are you feet looking like? Beautiful because you are sharing the good news of Jesus Christ or covered in dead skin and ugly because you are keeping the news to yourself???

Pray, evaluate, and GO!

Tom

God keeps His promises! 7-29-15

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Do good for God's glory not your own!



The ole devil likes to see us brag about doing things for others for pride has then entered us. Be very careful about this because when we brag about doing something for others, we then are patted on the back and that is our reward! On the other hand if we do good for someone and keep it to ourselves, God sees it and will give us rewards in heaven! Look at these verses:

Matthew 6:1-4

6 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Reread that slowly and listen to what God is telling us! Here are a few other verses to think upon also:

Colossians 3:23-24

23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Luke 6:35

35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

I wonder how many rewards I have lost in heaven because I just had to tell someone what I did for somebody else!!! Why is it so hard to keep it to ourselves? Pride! Don't let the devils tool steal your rewards!

You are serving Jesus and He knows all you are doing and that is all we need to know!

Tom

Don't get ahead of God! 7-28-15