Posts from April 2019

Posts from April 2019

Satisfaction in Jesus

Today’s Word Satisfaction in Jesus Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. (Psalm 107:8-9) Intimacy with Jesus is the context in which the deep longing in our hearts for more of Him is progressively satisfied. People who are born again do not…

Appreciating God’s Grace

Today’s Word Appreciating God’s Grace And thou shalt go unto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto the Lord thy God, that I am come unto the country which the Lord swore unto our fathers to give us (Deuteronomy 26:3) The children of Israel presented their tithes and offerings to the Lord along with their profession of…

THE MAN OF PRAYER

Today’s Word THE MAN OF PRAYER “Now it came to pass in those days that He [Jesus] went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God” (Luke 6:12, NKJV). One of the most striking portraits of Jesus in the four gospels is that of “The Man of Prayer.” Dr. Luke has more to say about the “Man of Prayer” than any…

THE LORD OF THE HARVEST

Today’s Word THE LORD OF THE HARVEST “Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:38, NKJV). In the setting of John 4:35-38, Jesus spoke of the harvest as the gathering in of men and women into the kingdom of God in response to the proclamation of the gospel. Jesus used the figure of the harvest in connection…

THE GLORIOUS LORD

Today’s Word THE GLORIOUS LORD “But there the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams” (Isaiah 33:21). The descriptive word, glorious, appears more than forty times in the Bible. It is used to describe the nature, character, and ways of God as exhibited through Jesus Christ. Repeatedly God is praised as the glorious God. The…

THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE

Today’s Word THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE “Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and I am life. If a man has faith in me, even though he die, he shall come to life’ ” (John 11:25, NEB). This ringing statement of fact was intended for a much larger audience than simply that of Martha and her bereaved family. It was a life-giving, hope-generating…

OUR ACCESS TO GOD

Today’s Word OUR ACCESS TO GOD “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand” (Romans 5:1, 2, NIV). This title portrays Christ as the exclusive avenue to God. The word translated access occurs only three times…

Man’s battle with Sin

Today’s Word Man’s battle with Sin Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Genesis 3:7 God’s eternal plan to rescue and restore man into His presence after the fall in the garden of Eden is revealed in the reason for Easter. The greatest tragedy to ever befall…

THE OBTAINER OF ETERNAL REDEMPTION

Today’s Word THE OBTAINER OF ETERNAL REDEMPTION “Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption” (Hebrews 9:12, NKJV). In a masterful presentation of the superiority of Christ’s high priestly ministry, Paul extols his Redeemer as the “Obtainer of…

THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION

Today’s Word THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION   “And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him” (Hebrews 5:9, NKJV). This portrait of Jesus identifies Him as the source and concrete cause of salvation. In Him was the fulfillment of the salvation strategy that was laid before the foundation of the world. By…