#tbt. #nationalsiblingday style. (Aye, Samuel…) #hahaha #sdcountyfair #18 #brotherlylove #lovemuhbro #thoseheartstho
#transformationtuesday to when I had long hair. Seems like so long ago, even though it’s only been a few years. Ah, life changes quickly. #timeflieswhenyourehavingfun #blessed #luscioushair #fordays #heehee #lovemuhhair
"After Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it, he went up to the Lord’s Temple and spread it out before the Lord. …
'Bend down, O Lord, and listen! Open your eyes, O Lord, and see! Listen to Sennacherib's words of defiance against the living God.'” (Isaiah 37:14,17)
Despite the “proof” from the enemy—proof that they can conquer any god, proof that no god can protect you—Hezekiah sought out the Lord. He prayed and pleaded God to resolve the situation. No matter how insurmountable the hardship, fear, or darkness of the situation, he trusted God. And God, faithful and true, carried out His Word, and He protected Israel and defeated the enemy.
“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm.
For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as enduring as the grave.
Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame.
Many waters cannot quench love nor can rivers drown it.
If a man tried to buy love, with all his wealth, his offer would be utterly scorned.” (Young Woman, in Song of Solomon 8:6-7)
May we find wives who yearn for this. May we find husbands to cry out to with this. May we all cry out to Christ like this. And may Christ continue to reveal His deep, passionate, relentless love for you.
Yes! It’s official. I’m all about that good driver lyfe. #dmvlinesfordays #roadtripsfordays #iwish #ipassed #gooddriverswag
Your unfailing love makes me sing. Your indescribable love amazes me. Hallelujah! #mmm #muhJesus #getit #hallelujah #yourlovemakesmesing
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10) #joshuatree #cmr1se #jtree2014
"Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade.
That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.” (Ecc. 10:10)
What’s the point of wisdom? What’s the point of being wise if the wise and the foolish end up the same way? We all die.
King Solomon, the Teacher, was pondering life and wisdom’s meaning. Why? Wisdom is important in many ways and it helps us to live longer. But ultimately, wisdom cannot save you. Only the fear of the Lord is life’s meaning and true wisdom. His will, His way, His love—these are why we live, and His wisdom helps us. He gives it to us, for He is wisdom. Jesus is Wisdom.
"Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, …" (Prov. 1:7)
"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised." (Prov. 31:30)
This chapter is what we should seek and strive after in our spouses. For the guys, this is what you want in your future wife. For the ladies, this is what you strive to be like. We both can learn from this chapter: a husband/wife who fears the Lord is greatly to be praised. It also says that “the man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord” (Prov. 18:22) and “only the Lord can give an understanding wife” (Prov. 19:14). And vice versa for the ladies.
God knows. He has impeccable timing. Right now, and even when we have our spouses, this is our goal. Let’s love as Christ loves the church: He gave His life for it. Let’s submit to Christ, just as the church submits to Christ lovingly and willingly.
"The generous will prosper; those who refresh other will themselves be refreshed." (Prov. 11:25)
This is a simple trait that all Christians should have: the attitude of Christ. The goal of this truth isn’t to be refreshed in return, but to refresh others. Just like how Christ didn’t come to be served, but to serve.
Refresh one another. Refresh others, possibly people you don’t know well or at all. Jesus will always refresh you. He is the author of divine appointments, and He truly knows everything we need.
"Let praise flow from my lips, for you have taught me your decrees.
Let my tongue sing about your word, for all your commands are right.” (Psalm 119:171-172)
This is in the Taw section/stanza of the 119th chapter of Psalms. This section is a cry out to God and yet these verses remind us to praise Him because of the Word placed in our hearts.
May our tongues and lips praise Him always—no matter what. May we say “Hallelujah” in prosperity or in drought, famine, and in good or bad.
"All he does is just and good, and all his commandments are trustworthy. They are forever true, to be obeyed faithfully and with integrity.
He has paid a full ransom for his people. He has guaranteed his covenant with them forever. What a holy, awe-inspiring name he has!
Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom.
Praise him forever!” (Psalm 111:7-10)
He has given us a “full ransom” (v.9). He has given us Jesus. And fear of the Lord, reverent fear of the Lord, is the beginning and foundation of true wisdom. Obey Him, and grow in wisdom. Grow into His likeness, and gain His mindset.
“My heart may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
but God remains the strength of my heart;
he is mine forever.” (Psalm 73:26)
This is a Psalm of Asaph, a Levite assigned by David to be the head worship leader. Asaph asks God, “What’s the point?” Why choose to live righteously? The wicked are flourishing; they don’t have troubles. They are rich, and they don’t have cares like I do. Is it all for nothing? I don’t understand.
But then he went into His sanctuary, and realized their inevitable destruction. They are on a slippery path, sliding over the cliff to destruction (v.18). And that God holds his right hand: that he belongs to God (v.23).
You belong to God. No one can snatch you out of His victorious and mighty hand.