The Light of the Righteous

The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.(Prov 13:9 NIV) Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.1 Christ is risen! You have received God’s mercy! You are God’s special possession so that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of Continue reading The Light of the Righteous

Because the Resurrection is Real

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. … Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy (1 Peter Continue reading Because the Resurrection is Real

The Way of Righteousness – Proverbs 12

In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality. (Prov 12:28 NIV) In the place where God has placed you, graciously accept your responsibility as a caretaker of this special corner of God’s wonderful creation. You are right where you are supposed to be. God didn’t made a mistake when he created you. Be the wonderful person that God created you to be. God has given you exactly the right mind, talents and skills so that you Continue reading The Way of Righteousness – Proverbs 12

Working with Integrity – Proverbs 11

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives. (Prov 11:30) Throughout our day, we are all faced with thousands of small decisions about how we should live. Do we choose to cheat in some small way, or do we maintain our integrity in everything we do? Are our behavior and attitudes motivated by pride or humility? Are we faithful in our relationships with our co-workers? Do we pursue wealth at Continue reading Working with Integrity – Proverbs 11

Gracious Words

The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, and lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel (Prov 10:20; 20:15). In the beginning, out of love, God spoke words of life creating this world. Shortly thereafter, wanting to deceive, Satan spoke words that led to death and destruction. Centuries later, motivated by arrogant egotism, to make a name for themselves by building the Tower of Babel, God confused languages so that people would not understand each other. Thousands of years Continue reading Gracious Words