Romans 16:1,2 (KJV)
1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:
2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.
Truly a church that is on fire for the Lord are also church goers who are loving on, encouraging, praying for, and doing what they can to help one another. Continue Reading
Romans 11:9-12 (KJV)
9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
It is because the eyes of the Israelite people are darkened is “that they may not see”. In this, do they walk contrary to God and not even realize it. Continue Reading
When I look at this world I see many people that go to church, do worship and act their part well, where really their lives are often contrary to God. Continue Reading
Romans 9:13-15 (KJV)
13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
It is the children of God that God has mercy upon. Those that call upon the Name of Jesus and do what He says will be found worthy. Continue Reading
Romans 4:6-8 (KJV)
6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
Our own works, no matter how good they seem, do more harm than not. This is why a desire to be led by the Spirit of God, and not ourselves, is so important. Continue Reading
Romans 12:3,4 (KJV)
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
Paul surely was a man of God who loved the Lord, even if it meant great persecution would be in his path or his own death. Continue Reading
Romans 8:13,14 (KJV)
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
It is clear that when Jesus says our whole body is in darkness, if He is not a part of it, that this should mean something to us. Continue Reading
Romans 12:1,2 (KJV)
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
To help us understand who has the characteristics of being mighty in all works, our counselor and judge, we will look to another verse from Isaiah. Continue Reading
When we love the Lord Jesus, all of these things become a part of our lives. As we give our lives to Christ, He is able to transform is. Continue Reading