The Way of Righteousness

What will you encounter along the way of righteousness? Will the circumstances of your life be different or will you experience them differently? God doesn’t describe who or what you will encounter along the way of righteousness. God doesn’t promise that the circumstances of your life will be different along the way of righteousness. What God promises, if you choose to walk along the path of righteousness, is that you will experience fully all that God meant for you to Continue reading The Way of Righteousness

God Speaks

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth (Ps 119:103)

I know God speaks, but do I want to listen? I am doing just fine on my own. Am I afraid of what God is going to say me? I am told God is a consuming fire and a jealous God – will he speak words of punishment that will cause me to beg him to be silent? Will he command me to do things that I am unable or unwilling to do? Will I turn away from the one Continue reading God Speaks

Why do we need God’s Discipline?

What thoughts go through your mind, when you read the phrase “The Lord disciplines the one he loves”? God’s discipline is not an isolated character trait. God’s discipline is intricately and intimately woven into his character and love for you. God’s discipline is not meant to discourage you, or impede you from running the race God laid out for you before you were born. It’s the complete opposite! God’s discipline is a demonstration of the depths of God’s love for Continue reading Why do we need God’s Discipline?

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

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

Righteousness – Proverbs 10

The righteous will never be uprooted (Prov 10:30 NIV) Life can be messy. But no matter how deplorable or needlessly cruel this world is, or how wonderful life is, your righteousness will shine brightly as you continue to believe that God is present and working redemption in ways that you and I are not equipped to discern. Righteousness is a gracious gift from God that you receive by faith so that you can be restored into a love relationship with Continue reading Righteousness – Proverbs 10

Wisdom for the Workplace – Proverbs 8

At the place where you work, in the midst of all the noise competing for your hearts attention, God calls out to you offering you his wisdom. This wisdom that God offers you is unique. This world where you live and work is God’s handiwork. As the creator God is the only one who knows exactly how everything is designed. Instead of providing you with an owner’s manual, the creator desires to enter into a personal relationship with you and Continue reading Wisdom for the Workplace – Proverbs 8

Trust in the Lord With All Your Heart – Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight (Prov 3:5-6) Holy Spirit, help me to hear what you are teaching me today in the realities of my life. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Father, thank you for your love and faithfulness toward me. Help me to keep your commands Continue reading Trust in the Lord With All Your Heart – Proverbs 3:5