Friday, September 24, 2010
Let not yours be the [merely] external adorning with [elaborate] interweaving and knotting of the hair, the wearing of jewelry, or changes of cloths;but let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God. 1 Peter 3:2-3
Monday, March 22, 2010
12The [uncompromisingly] righteous
like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful];
they shall grow
like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible].
13Planted in the house of the Lord,
they shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14[Growing in grace] they shall still bring forth fruit in old age;
they shall be full of sap [of spiritual vitality]
and [rich in the] verdure [of trust, love, and contentment].
15[They are living memorials] to show
that the Lord is upright
and faithful to His promises;
He is my Rock,
and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
O LORD, I thank You that you care so much about my wayward heart. Thank you for Your grace and mercy towards me.
I pray that I remember all of the amazing things You have done for me; that more and more, I will learn to trust in You with all my heart and not lean on my own understanding.
Help me to love You with all of my heart, my soul, my strength, and my mind.
Teach me in Your way, O LORD, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name.
Help me, LORD, to guard my heart and understand that it is the wellspring of life.
Please give me a singleness of heart and action, so that I will always fear You for my own good and the good of my children after me.
I need You LORD. Thank You for being my very precious treasure and making a way for my heart to dwell with You.
Proverbs 3:15, Psalm 119:10, Psalm 86:11, Proverbs, 4:23, Jeremiah 32:39, Matthew 6:21
Friday, February 26, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
So it is evident that it was essential that He be made like His brethren in every respect, in order that He might become a merciful (sympathetic) and faithful High Priest in the things related to God, to make atonement and propitiation for the people's sins. For because He Himself [in His humanity] has suffered in being tempted (tested and tried), He is able [immediately] to run to the cry of (assist, relieve) those who are being tempted and tested and tried [and who therefore are being exposed to suffering].
I don't know why, but it is of such great comfort that Jesus knows what I go through. Not only that, but He comes to my rescue and makes a way for me to move past the trials and temptations of life. This version (amp) states that it was essential for Him to be like us in every respect (except without sin). I am so thankful that He really really knows and understands what it is like for us as we struggle. I am so thankful that I can cry out to One who can relate, One who hears and One who rescues. You and You alone, O LORD, are worthy of any and all worship and praise.