Posts from April 2021

Posts from April 2021

James

James 2:19 NIV

April 30, 2021 – Friday James 2:19 NIV 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. Comment What an interesting verse! And it comes in the midst of a ‘discussion’ of faith and deeds or faith and works depending on your Bible version. The discussion is from verse 14 through 25. The two verses preceding set up our verse for today; NIV – 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it…
James

James 1:5-7       NIV

April 29, 2021 – Thursday James 1:5-7       NIV 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Comment  The focus for today is on…
Hebrews

Hebrews 11:6       NIV

April 28, 2021 – Wednesday Hebrews 11:6       NIV 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. Comment  The number one thing to notice in this verse is that the writer did not say without faith it is challenging to please God. Instead, the writer did say, without faith it is impossible to please God. Want to please God? Good works won’t…
Hebrews

Hebrews 4:3       NIV

April 27, 2021 – Tuesday Hebrews 4:3       NIV 3 Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, “So I declared on oath in My anger, ‘They shall never enter My rest.’”* And yet His works have been finished since the creation of the world *[from Psalm 95:11]  Comment  Chapter three was all about how Jesus is greater than Moses. Plus how the people rebelled against Moses and spent 40 years wandering because of…

Titus 1:15-16       NIV

April 26, 2021 – Monday Titus 1:15-16       NIV 15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.  16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny Him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good. Comment  Who are the pure? Who are the corrupted? Paul answers the second right away, the corrupted are those who do…
Acts

Acts 17:16-17       NIV

April 23, 2021 – Friday Acts 17:16-17       NIV 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols.  17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. Acts 17:16-17       NASB 16 Now while Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was being provoked within him…
2 Timothy

2 Timothy 1:11-12       NIV

April 221, 2021 – Thursday 2 Timothy 1:11-12       NIV 11 And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher.  12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know Whom I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day. Comment  Paul was in prison in Rome for the second time when he penned this second…
1 Timothy

1 Timothy 6:1-2       NIV

April 21, 2021 – Wednesday 1 Timothy 6:1-2       NIV 1 All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered.  2 Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare of their slaves. These are the…
1 Timothy

1 Timothy 5:16       NIV

April 20, 2021 – Tuesday 1 Timothy 5:16       NIV 16 If any woman who is a believer has widows in her care, she should continue to help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need. 1 Timothy 5:16       RGT 16 If any faithful man or faithful woman has widows, let them minister to them, and do not let the church be…
1 Timothy

1 Timothy 4:11-12       NIV

April 19, 2021 – Monday 1 Timothy 4:11-12       NIV 11 Command and teach these things. 12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. Comment  Last Thursday we looked at verse 10,  That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe. Today we are moving…
Acts

Acts 16:16-18       NIV

April 16, 2021 – Friday Acts 16:16-18       NIV 16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.”  18 She kept this up…
1 Timothy

1 Timothy 4:10       NIV

April 15, 2021 – Thursday 1 Timothy 4:10       NIV 10 That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe. Comment  Paul effectively asks the question Why do we labor and strive in this verse at the beginning. Then he provides the answer, because we have put our hope in the living God! Then he goes on to describe the living…
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