Posts from 2019

Posts from 2019

1 Peter

1 Peter 3:1-7

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 31, 2019 – Tuesday 1 Peter 3:1-7  NIV 1 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,  2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and…
1 Peter

1 Peter 2:4-8

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 30, 2019 – Monday 1 Peter 2:4-8  NIV 4 As you come to Him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to Him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says:             “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a…
1 Peter

1 Peter 1:22

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * Two Days After Christmas December 27, 2019 – Friday 1 Peter 1:22  NIV 22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. Comments First question that should come to mind is what is the truth that is being obeyed which results in the purifying of one’s self?  MacLaren’s Expositions states The first…
1 Peter

1 Peter 1:14

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * The Day After Christmas December 26, 2019 – Thursday 1 Peter 1:14  NIV 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. Comments Ellicott’s Commentary tells us As obedient children—Literally means as children of obedience—children, i.e., in the sense of relationship, not of age. If we look at this verse in context this becomes clear. 13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober,…
Christmas 2000

Christmas Day 2019

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 25, 2019 – Wednesday Christmas Day Okay, it’s not daylight yet, but technically it is Christmas day at 3:40 a.m. Comments It is going to be a great day. I finished my wrapping about 2:30 a.m., 30 minutes ahead of schedule. In a short while this email will be done and I will sleep four or five or six hours before I get up to take…
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Christmas Eve 2019

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 24, 2019 – Tuesday Christmas Eve Overwhelmed today with food distribution. Our church and a number of others have been blessed by the Life Enrichment Center aka LEC with lots and lots and lots of food. Way more than our church can use. Comments What to do? Give away as much as possible. Let God use us to gift other people. Today we were able to…
James

James 3:3

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 23, 2019 – Monday James 3:3  NIV 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Comments It’s Monday, two days prior to Christmas and believe it or not our verse of the day is part of a discussion on taming the tongue. The discussion or more properly the teaching on taming the tongue is not…
Hebrews

Hebrews 11:8

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 20, 2019 – Friday Hebrews 11:8  NIV 8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. Comments This chapter of Hebrews is about faith and how By faith so much was done. The first occurrence is in verse three where we read of creation  By faith we understand that…
Hebrews

Hebrews 5:7-10

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 19, 2019 – Thursday Hebrews 5:7-10 NIV 7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, He offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the One who could save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverent submission. 8 Son though He was, He learned obedience from what He suffered 9 and, once made perfect, He became the source…
Hebrews

Hebrews 4:9-11

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 18, 2019 – Wednesday Hebrews 4:9-11  NIV 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God;  10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from His.  11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience. Comments Continuing from yesterday, we see one more example of how…
Hebrews

Hebrews 4:4-7a

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 17, 2019 – Tuesday   Hebrews 4:4-7a  NIV 4 For somewhere He has spoken about the seventh day in these words: “On the seventh day God rested from all His works.” (Genesis 2:2)  5 And again in the passage above He says, “They shall never enter My rest.” 6 Therefore since it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to…
Hebrews

Hebrews 4:1-3

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 16, 2019 – Monday Hebrews 4:1-3  NIV 1  Therefore, since the promise of entering His rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.  2 For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith…