Month: January 2020

The Yoke of Shame

Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin. Romans 4:7-8 Every person is born with a sense of shame because of Adam and Eve’s sin. We know … Continue reading The Yoke of Shame

A Religious Yoke

They tie up heavy, burdensome loads and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them. Mattthew 23:4 Jesus came down hard on the Pharisees when He told them that they were placing a heavy burden of rules upon the … Continue reading A Religious Yoke

The Prayer For Hard Stuff

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is … Continue reading The Prayer For Hard Stuff

Cure For A Nagging Conscience

Pray for us, for our conscience is clear and we want to live honorably in everything we do. Hebrews 13:18 Generally speaking, my conscience is my moral compass.  It will let me know when I violate what I know to be right.  While it is … Continue reading Cure For A Nagging Conscience

Do I Have To?

Obey them that have the rule over you and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you."  Hebrews 13:17 Do those who … Continue reading Do I Have To?

You Can Thrive

“Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a … Continue reading You Can Thrive

I Am a Lattice of Windows

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.  Hebrews 13:16 How vast are the effects of obeying this verse but only if I understand what God is asking me to do.  It’s not just … Continue reading I Am a Lattice of Windows

The ‘Praise Him’ Song

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.  Hebrews 13:15 I remember learning this song as a little girl. Praise Him, praise Him, praise Him in the morning Praise Him in the … Continue reading The ‘Praise Him’ Song

What I Must Leave Behind

“So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured.”   Hebrews 13:12-13 For the Jewish man or woman who received Christ as their … Continue reading What I Must Leave Behind

A New Altar

We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat.  Hebrews 13:10  The altar in the Old Testament sacrifice held the body and blood of an animal.  After the sacrifice, the priests were permitted to eat what was left.  … Continue reading A New Altar