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They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from Jesus! This the last day for this devotional series! This journey began over a year ago and it amazes me how the Lord has used this to bless me. What I learned from my Sunday School teacher back in 1983 has continued to work in my heart 30+ years later! It has been such a blessing to me and quite an eye opener. I have learned that Jesus reveals Himself throughout scripture and I can find Him pretty much everywhere between Genesis 1:1 and Revelation 22:21. I love how the bible began with God creating and ends with the grace of Jesus Christ.

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Rev 22:21  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

This grace is shown throughout the entire bible and points us to His mercy and gift. Amen?

Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

My friend, I can honestly say that I have done my best to show you how one can be saved. Even if only one person is saved because of this blog, it will have been worth the 150 times I’ve sat and written what God laid on my heart! Please share with me by leaving a comment and let me know if this series has blessed you. I pray you will continue to follow as our next series is going to have you shouting for joy!

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Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O Lord, quicken me according to Jesus! It’s God’s love for His creation that drove Him to take on earthly form through His physical attribute, Jesus Christ, in order to provide a perfect sacrifice. Without Jesus dying for our sins, we would be doomed. But His precious blood was shed so that He could bury our sins in the deepest sea, as far as the east is from the west, and we could have eternal life through Him.

At the time of salvation, we are made alive in Him. That is what the word “quicken” means. Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines it as:

Primarily, to make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inanimate state. Rom 4.

We were once spiritually dead because of our sin, but Jesus revived us at the time of salvation and made us to live eternally with Him in Heaven. When we are born, we are born with a soul that will live eternally: either in Hell or in Heaven. When we die, that same soul goes to whichever place we have chosen for ourselves. It is a choice, friend! It is no one else’s choice but your own. No one can talk you out of your eternal sentence of Hell. One chooses to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ or to reject Him and His teachings.

You can be an athiest or you can be a very religious mormon; but without believing that salvation is not by works but a gift of God, you will not be able to enter Heaven.

Eph 2:8-9  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  (9)  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Salvation is a gift from God. Nothing you can do or say will get you into Heaven. Only faith in Jesus Christ alone can get you there.

Hell is a real place and sin has real consequences, dear reader. If you are not born again, you make a choice. There are 54 verses in scriptures that talk about Hell. God does not want you to go there – it was not created for you but for the fallen angels who disobeyed Him. But, again, it’s your choice. There are 551 verses in the scriptures about Heaven. God wrote more about Heaven than He did about Hell because He wants you to go to Heaven to be with Him. He wants you to see what is in store for you. God did not create Adam and Eve as robots who have no will of their own. He wanted Adam and Even to choose to love Him and obey Him. Instead, they disobeyed God and listened to Satan and chose to sin.

Please, reader, search the scriptures and see for yourself. The next blog will be our last in this series of Psalm 119. I pray that you will make a decision to follow Jesus Christ.

It is your choice!

Psalms 119:148 KJV - Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might

Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate on Jesus! There are times when all I could do was to turn to God’s word in order to bring peace to my troubled heart. You’ve been there, haven’t you reader? The Lord Jesus brings total peace to the one who seeks Him. Not only does He provide salvation, He provides peace throughout our pilgrimage when we seek Him. Did you notice that David meditated on the Lord? That meditation is what brought the peace!

Joh 14:27  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

The world cannot understand why Christians have peace in their hearts because they do not and cannot know this peace. Only knowing Jesus Christ personally can place that wonderful peace. It makes no sense – I don’t deserve it – I’m thankful for it! My Heavenly Father doesn’t want me to be burdened like this and I’m so grateful!

Php 4:7  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

When we meditate on what Christ has done for us, everything else falls by the wayside. Our worries fall away like melting snow and they are replaced with the knowledge that the Lord will take care of all matters in our lives! The problems and worries do not go away but the same Jesus that calmed the seas (Matt. 8:26 and Mark 4:39) will calm the storms in your life. The peace I receive is a knowledge that Jesus is there amongst the trials and tribulations and the outcome is for my benefit, no matter what outcome it is!

Psa 119:165  Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines “offend” as:

OFFEND’, v.t. [L. offendo; of and fendo, obs. to strike, hit, meet, or thrust against. We use the simple verb in fend, to fend off, to fence.]

To attack; to assail. [Not used.]

To displease; to make angry; to affront. It expresses rather less than make angry, and without any modifying word, it is nearly synonymous with displease. We are offended by rudeness, incivility and harsh language. Children offend their parents by disobedience, and parents offend their children by unreasonable austerity or restraint.
The emperor was grievously offended with them who had kept such negligent watch.
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city. Prov 18.

To shock; to wound; as, to offend the conscience.

To pain; to annoy; to injure; as, a strong light offends weak eyes.

To transgress; to violate; as, to offend the laws. But we generally use the intransitive verb in this sense, with against; to offend against the law.

To disturb, annoy, or cause to fall or stumble.
Great peace have they that love thy law, and nothing shall offend them. Psa 119.

To draw to evil, or hinder in obedience; to cause to sin or neglect duty.
If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out – if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off. Mat 5.
OFFEND’, v.i.

To transgress the moral or divine law; to sin; to commit a crime.
Whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, is guilty of all. James 2.
In many things we offend all. James 3.

To cause dislike or anger.
I shall offend, either to detain or to give it.
But this phrase is really elliptical, some person being understood.

To be scandalized; to be stumbled.
If meat make my brother to offend – 1 Cor 8.

To offend against, to act injuriously or unjustly.
Nor yet against Caesar have I offended any thing at all. Acts 25.

To transgress; to violate; as, to offend against the laws of society, the laws of God, or the rules of civility or propriety.
We have offended against the Lord already. 2 Chr 28.

All these definitions can be easily applied to any trial we go through. God’s Word, Jesus Christ, promises peace to those that love Him. Praise Him!!

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I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in Jesus. Have you been in David’s shoes? Have you spent the night crying until daybreak? As I’ve mentioned before, during my husband’s illness, there were times where crying out to God was the only thing I could do! I couldn’t heal my husband. I couldn’t prevent anything from happening no matter how hard I tried. I couldn’t change the situation. My only solution was to hope in Jesus!

Psa 42:11  Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

This is such a beautiful verse! It is the solution for anyone who is crying through the night with despair! When we hope in the Lord, our grief is turned to song and our heart is made “healthy” once again! God does not leave us to despair, dear friend. He

I turned to His word, music and God’s creation to help me through my despair. Whatever it takes, reader, implement this in your life! Praise Him when it is the hardest thing to do. God is faithful and He will help you through this temptation to give in to despair.

1Co 10:13  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Noah Webster defines “temptation” in this verse as “trial.” No trial is above God’s help. No trial will overwhelm you to the point where you give up and give in. The Lord tells us that God will carry you and won’t let you be tried more than you can handle. Each trial brings with it an opportunity to use the circumstances to benefit another.

2 Co 1:3-4  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;  (4)  Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Take your trial and help someone else! While you are helping someone else, your eyes will be less on you and more on that person’s needs! You are being “Jesus with skin” to that person. Jesus was known as a servant (John 13:12-17) and we can use our trial to minister to someone else.

This same comfort that I received during my husband’s illness can be yours as well!

Psalms 119:146 KJV - I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy

I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep Jesus! Praise the Lord! On April 1, 1980, I cried unto God to save me. After that very moment, my salvation was secured by the precious blood of Jesus Christ! No one else can save us, friend. No church, religion, cult, person or leader can save the soul and bring that soul into eternity in Heaven!

Act 4:10-12  Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.  (11)  This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. (12)  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Friend, I began blogging this topic of Psalm 119 in February 2020. We are almost at the end of this devotional over a year later! In all of them, we have been able to show how Jesus Christ fulfills each of these verses. There is no other like Jesus Christ, the Saviour of mankind. There is NO salvation in the catholic church. There is no salvation in the LDS church. There is NO salvation in Hinduism. However, the bible says there is ONLY salvation through Jesus Christ.

At this point, only the Holy Spirit of God can work in a heart that doubts this. Nothing I can say or do can change that hard heart. Only the Holy Spirit can move that heart to the knowledge of Christ through the scriptures. I pray that as we wind up this devotional, that you will seek Him!

If you already have Christ as your Saviour and His Holy Spirit dwells in your heart, I hope this devotional series has blessed you 🙂

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I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep Jesus! We are so blessed to be children of the King of Kings! We can cry out to Him and He hears our every word. Just as a child cries out to his earthly father, we can cry out to our Heavenly Father and know that He hears us.

Rom 8:15  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Being born again children of God brings us into His family and we can look at Him as our Daddy! He loves us so much and provides us with all that we need to walk this pilgrim’s path!

Php 4:19  But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

This verse says that God will supply ALL our needs (not just some) as long as they are according to His glory, amen? For example, I can pray that God would provide a Cadillac but He may provide me with a used Chevy. Could a Cadillac be seen by unbelievers as a gift from God? Or would that unbeliever think I was somehow stealing from God’s work? We don’t know the hearts of those that God places in our lives, but God does.

How can we “keep Jesus”? We keep Him by being born again. After that point, He keeps us 🙂

Isa 41:10  Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Joh 10:29  My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

It’s Christ’s righteousness that the Father sees, not ours. It is by His righteousness that we are kept. John 10:29 promises us that no man is able to pluck us out of His Father’s hand! Some believe that the individual can give up his salvation. But that individual is a man! The bible says “NO MAN”! Amen? However, this does not give us a license to sin! Our love for Jesus should move us not to sin!

Born again believers owe their eternal salvation to Christ’s righteousness, not their own. It’s comforting to know that there isn’t anything that I can do that will separate me from God’s love for me!

Rom 8:38-39  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,  (39)  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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The righteousness of Jesus is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live! No man who ever lived this earth could claim the title of “Righteous.” Scripture tells us that only Christ is righteous!

1 Jn 2:1  My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

No one but Christ was ever and is righteous, friend. The catholic church says that Mary was born without sin and never sinned. That is not in the scriptures. It is only in catholic writings. The bible says:

Rom 3:10  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Mary was not righteous! If she were, then the bible is a lie. What’s the point of reading it? The devil has always tried to make man doubt God’s words and change the meaning. It started in the Garden of Eden when Satan questioned Eve about what God had said (Gen 3:1). This continues today! Satan has been busy with creating hundreds of different translation of the bible in order to twist God’s words around. He has also managed to distract mankind away from everything dealing with Jesus Christ and salvation.

Fortunately for the believers, we have the King James Bible that is thankfully still in existence and we continue to glean from God’s word to mankind. It is through God’s word that we can reveal the truth to those who do not believe.

2 Ti 3:16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Jesus prayed to His Heavenly Father that God’s words of truth would be revealed to His followers. We are so blessed to still have those words today! We can grow and learn. It is through this bible that we are instructed how to live in righteousness as Jesus did. We know that we are not being misguided because God’s word provides all truth and is truth!

Joh 17:17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

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Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet Jesus is my delight! It amazes me how today’s dictionaries have diluted the true meaning of a word found in our King James Bible! If one reads today’s verse, we merely read the verse and move on. However, when Noah Webster put together his dictionary in 1828, the definitions have entirely different meaning! Take the word “anguish,” for example. Noah defines it as:

Extreme pain, either of body or mind. As bodily pain, it may differ from agony, which is such distress of the whole body as to cause contortion, whereas anguish may be a local pain as of an ulcer, or gout. But anguish and agony are nearly synonymous. As pain of the mind, it signifies any keen distress from sorrow, remorse, despair and kindred passions.

I experienced this type of anguish and bear testimony that Jesus was my delight during that time of my life. My husband was slowly dying of an illness that doctors just could not provide relief. I remember sitting in my rocking chair by the window and gazing out at our bird feeder while I listened to beautiful Christian music. I sobbed when I would look at my husband as he slept in his recliner. He was but a shell of a man. This illness had claimed 60 pounds of weight and my beloved was so weak. Through all of this, God’s creation, along with the songs’ words, ministered to my spirit. The Lord would bring to mind verses I had written or read that morning, as well as verses I had committed to memory. It is during these times with the Lord that my spirit would be healed for the moment.

Have you been there, friend? Jesus gives us comfort through the scriptures.

Rom 15:4  For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

2 Cor 1:3  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

This comfort brings strength to our hearts and lifts us up so that we can be a blessing to others in order to show them Jesus Christ “with skin”! During these hard times with my husband’s illness, I was able to concentrate on this blog and I hope it helped at least one person. I was able to minister to others whose husband was sick.

2Co_1:4  Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Take your anguish and turn to the One who provides all comfort! Help others as you were also helped! Amen?

Psalms 119:142 KJV - Thy righteousness is an everlasting

Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Jesus is the truth! Good morning, dear reader. I pray you are receiving blessings from this study in Psalms 119! It has been an eye opener for me, and I hope for you as well. I’m not sure how many times I’ve referred to the verse below during this devotional, but I know it’s been quite a few times! It helps us to see how Jesus is revealed in the Old Testament and how He has fulfilled Old Testament prophecy in the New Testament. There is no other truth other than Jesus, my friend.

Joh 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

1 Jn 5:20  And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

There is no other way and there is no other truth than Jesus. The Word of God, Jesus Christ, is truth.

Joh 17:17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 

Joh 1:14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Jesus left us His word in order for us to find truth. The bible is our power here on earth to expose lies and reveal what is true. If what you read, see and hear don’t coincide with the scriptures, then it is not of God. God reveals His wonderful gift of grace to mankind through His Son. Then a seed of faith is planted into each of our hearts. If that seed boroughs deep into our heart, salvation follows and God’s mercy is shown to us through Christ’s wonderful work on the cross. It is our sin that He took on and He became the perfect sacrifice!

1 Jn 2:2  And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

Rom 3:25  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

1 Jn 4:10  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

That beautiful word “propitiation” is defined by Noah Webster as:

In theology, the atonement or atoning sacrifice offered to God to assuage his wrath and render him propitious to sinners. Christ is the propitiation for the sins of men. Rom 3. 1 John 2.

The Old Testament Covenant was all about God requiring man to offer a sacrifice for his sin. The New Testament Covenant is all about God providing the sacrifice Himself for man’s sin. What a wonderful gift to His creation!

There lies the truth, my friend! Don’t seek truth from a guru. Don’t seek truth from the catholic church. Don’t seek truth from Joseph Smith. These false ways only provide a smidgen of truth in order to attract the seeker. But the scriptures provide all truth and lead you to the only truth, Christ Jesus!

Psalm 119:141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget ...

I am small and despised: yet do I not forget Jesus. I can relate to David in today’s verse. When my husband and I go camping, I sit and look out at the night skies and I’m overwhelmed at all the stars! The stars cannot be numbered!! I feel so small when I place myself in the middle of it all!

David was hated for his love for God’s Law. He felt “little” in the eyes of man but David knew that he was precious in the God’s eyes. God considered His followers in the Old Testament as friends (see 2 Chr. 20:7 and James 2:23). As born-again Christians, we are not only precious in God’s eyes as well, but we are also considered His friend (see John 15:14).

If you’re feeling small and insignificant, Christian, here are a few verses that will show you that you matter to the Lord our God. Just as you are important to your earthly, so much more are you important to God. He created you in His image and knows you inside out.

Zep 3:17  The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

Jer 1:5  Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Isa 41:10  Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Psa 147:11  The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Isa 49:15-16  Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.  (16)  Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

Each of us has been created for a purpose and that is to love the Lord and obey Him. Those in the Old Testament had to follow the Law. When they sinned, they had to take an offering to the High Priest in order for that offering’s blood to cover their sin.

Ecc 12:13  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

However, to the born-again Christian, our sin is totally forgiven. They are not just covered until the day of redemption, my friend. Once you are saved, your sins have been totally forgiven and are no longer remembered! Praise the Lord!

Psa 103:12  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Mic 7:19  He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Isaiah 43:25 – I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

Heb 8:12  For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. 

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Jesus is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth Him!!!! Yesssss! This is the reason why Jesus is the only One who lived a sinless life! No other can claim this. Mary cannot, despite what the catholic church teaches. She was not sinless. How do I know this? Romans 3:23 says that ALL have sinned. If Mary were sinless, this verse is not accurate. But God’s word is pure and does not lie!

Psa 19:8  The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Pro 30:5  Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

If Mary were sinless, then the bible would be a lie. We must hold God’s word as the “standard” and “measuring stick” for all things, friend. It is the catholic church that says that Mary was sinless, not the bible. All men are sinners … period (Romans 3:23).

Only Christ was pure and sinless and, therefore, qualified to be the source for our salvation!

Heb 7:26  For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

2 Co 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Heb 4:15  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

1 Pe 1:19  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

1 Pe 2:22  Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

1 Jn 3:3-5  And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.  (4)  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.  (5)  And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

There is no other way to Heaven but through Jesus Christ!

Joh 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Psalm 119:139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine ...

My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten Jesus. It appears to me that David was at an all-time low here. He was greatly disturbed, angered and grieved because of man’s neglect of God’s commandments. Deep emotions were stirred in David’s heart. Reader, you must agree that we are seeing this very thing in our world right now. Our world is upside down when it comes to righteousness. Good is being called bad and bad is being called good! Isaiah predicted that this very thing would happen!

Isa 5:20-21  Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  (21)  Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

David knew God’s Law and he saw how evil his world had become. He was frustrated that his enemies would not heed his warnings as written in the Law. It is evident from this study of Psalm 119 that David loved God’s Law (Ps. 119:165). David had a strong desire to show this love to others. He penned much of the Book of Psalms and this love is obvious to me.

Do I have this same zeal? I should! What does God’s word mean to you, Christian? Do you need it as much as David did? What an exhortation, amen?

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Jesus whom thou has commanded is righteous and very faithful! As Christians, we all know that Jesus Christ is the Righteous One (Rev. 16:5). Because of His righteousness, He was the only one who was qualified to die on the cross for our sins, amen? But what pierced my heart this morning is the word faithful. When I’m going through trials, I am thankful that Jesus is faithful!

1 Th5:24  Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

2 Th 3:3  But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

Heb 2:17  Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

Heb 10:23  Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

1 Pe 4:19  Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

1 Jn 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Rev 1:5-6  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Rev 3:14  And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

Rev 19:11  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

Why do you think Christ has left us with so many bible verses about God’s faithfulness? He knows our frailties and knows our doubts. Jesus left us the scriptures so we could learn to get encouragement through times of trial! Why? Because He is faithful, my friend! Because He is faithful!

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Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright is Jesus!! Good morning, reader! As I read today’s verse, I imagined the cross and what Christ’s work on that cross represents. Think with me for a moment. Our Saviour stretched out His arms on that cross to receive us to Himself because of what He went through for our benefit. Amen? His work allowed us to “look up” to Him as He sacrificed Himself and accept that His sacrifice, once for all sin, is all that salvation requires. It is nothing we can do in order to gain entrance to Heaven, but entrance to Heaven is based on Christ.

Our verse reminds us that Christ is upright! Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines “upright” as:

UPRIGHT, a. upri’te or up’rite. [up and right. This word is marked in books with the accent on the first syllable. But it is frequently pronounced with the accent on the second, and the accent on the first syllable of its derivatives is inadmissible.]

  1. Erect; perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; as an upright tree; an upright post. Among mechanics, plumb.
  2. Erected; pricked up; shooting directly from the body.
    All have their ears upright –
    With chatt’ring teeth and bristling hair upright.
  3. Honest; just; adhering to rectitude in all social intercourse; not deviating from correct moral principles; as an upright man. Job 1.
  4. Conformable to moral rectitude.
    Conscience rewards upright conduct with pleasure.

I was especially drawn to number three’s definition: “Honest; just; adhering to rectitude in all social intercourse; not deviating from correct moral principles. Not one human being since the creation of man can fulfill this 100%!

Rom 3:23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

None can claim that they are sinless, friend! You can look at someone you think is quite righteous, but you will find that they have a deep secret and that secret is an admission to their own sins.

Psa 53:3  Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Rom 3:10  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

You may be thinking, “Yes, but Kate, what about Mother Teresa? Surely she is the example of a perfect and sinless life.” But let me share something from CBS News. You can find the complete article at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/letters-reveal-mother-teresas-secret/

“Shortly after beginning work in Calcutta’s slums, the spirit left Mother Teresa.

“Where is my faith?” she wrote. “Even deep down… there is nothing but emptiness and darkness… If there be God — please forgive me.”

“Eight years later, she was still looking to reclaim her lost faith.

“Such deep longing for God… Repulsed, empty, no faith, no love, no zeal,” she said.

“As her fame increased, her faith refused to return. Her smile, she said, was a mask.

“What do I labor for?” she asked in one letter. “If there be no God, there can be no soul. If there be no soul then, Jesus, You also are not true.”

One can devote their entire life to Christ’s work on earth, but without accepting the fact that Christ is the only way to get to Heaven, that work is futile. There can be no peace without Christ. There isn’t a church or leader that can bring salvation. Just because you are a member of the catholic church, it doesn’t mean that you are going to Heaven. The catholic church’s teachings mean nothing. However, Christ’s teachings through the scriptures are what you need.

Jesus said: Joh 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

The pope, Mary, the saints, the stations of the cross, the rosary – none of these things will help you gain entrance to Heaven. Only Christ. Jesus said, “It is finished:” in John 19:30. What was finished? The continuous sacrificing of animals and adherence to Jewish law could not equal to what Jesus did on the cross. When Jesus died on that cross, the vein of the temple was torn from top to bottom.

Mar 15:38  And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

The manner on which it was torn (top to bottom) signifies that God removed the barrier between man and Himself. Mankind was now able to have direct communion with the Heavenly Father through Christ! No longer would man have to look to others (horizontally) for salvation but they could now look up (vertically) and receive the free gift of salvation. Not even all of Mother Teresa’s works could assure her entrance to Heaven. If her works could have been enough, she would not have been so tormented.

Eph 2:8-9  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  (9)  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Turn to Jesus, my friend! He is the only way!

Joh 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not Jesus! Good morning, reader! This verse is very convicting to me and I would hope to you as well. We live in a world where Christians do not shed tears over the lost souls that God has placed in their lives. Have we shed tears like rivers of waters because the world does not love Jesus? Shedding tears is not an automatic thing. This takes a grieving, repentant tender heart!

Today’s verse eats away at me – deep down in the pit of my stomach. My heart aches because I think of all the wasted time in my life when it comes to witnessing to those who do not love the Lord. There are many souls in my circle of friends and family who are not saved. Who will tell them about Jesus if I don’t? Am I depending on someone else to do my job?

Proverbs 11:30 – The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

Matthew 28:19 – Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

John 15:16 – Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Daniel 12:3 – And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

There are many ways to reach out to the lost! One can hand out tracts or mail them in a note card. There are some who would welcome a phone call because they are lonely while living through the Covid-19 pandemic. Reach out to them and befriend them. As the relationship is nurtured, it will present countless opportunities to tell them about Jesus. Please don’t make excuses but let today’s verse pierce your heart and the Holy Spirit will guide you in what needs to be done!

Hebrews 4:12“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

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Make thy face to sine upon thy servant, and teach me Jesus! The Lord Jesus should be the foundation of our very life, Christian. We must strive to learn all we can about Christ and His work. He died for our sins – He took our punishment so that we could inherit eternal life! If a person saved you from certain death, you would want not only to thank him but to learn everything you could about that person! You would be eternally grateful to that person for his unselfish act of bravery!

How much more should we be grateful to Jesus Christ! We get to spend eternity with Him in Heaven! Not only this, but we have the wonderful privilege of being able to live our lives here on earth with the goal to bring Him honor. All power and glory belong to Him. He will come again to gather us to Him!

Mar 13:26  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

As we await His return, it’s our duty to tell others about Him. It’s our duty to share the Gospel and the good news that Jesus Christ brings to the world. Some are not bold enough to do this but this fear is due to not knowing much about Him. The more we know and study the bible, the easier it becomes to share what we know. The more we know about its Author, the better we can tell others about the Saviour and what He did!

1 Pet 3:15  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

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Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep Jesus!!! If we think we are oppressed in today’s world, we should take a moment to look around. Indeed, we are burdened with taxes, the media’s incessant reporting of the liberal’s agenda, and the gross inhumanity to Christians around the world. Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines the word oppression as:

The act of oppressing; the imposition of unreasonable burdens, either in taxes or services; cruelty; severity.

The state of being oppressed or overburdened; misery.
the Lord – saw the oppression of Israel. 2 Ki 8.

Hardship; calamity.

Depression; dullness of spirits; lassitude of body.

A sense of heaviness or weight in the breast.

Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

My friend, our United States of America is under extreme attacks from Satan. He is the father of lies and has succeeded in herding unbelievers into a corral of deceit and distortion.

Joh 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

I never thought I’d see the day when right would be called wrong and wrong would be called right. When did we as a children of the King of Kings stop calling sin by its name? What was sin 1,000 years ago is sin today. No matter how you sugarcoat sin, it is still a pig with lipstick, my friend.

Isa 5:20-21  Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21  Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Satan has managed to deceive the world into thinking that calling sin by its name is biased and unloving. The unsaved world has become the ones that dictate what is to be accepted. But imagine if Christ was walking the earth, would He name sin by its name? He did with the woman at the well. He did with the woman who was to be stoned.

Isa 5:21  Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Indeed the unsaved world has become wise in their own eyes! The devil’s scheme and agenda is right on target. The world is falling right into his plan. Babies are being murdered at an astronomical rate. Over 42.6 million abortions were conducted in 2020, surpassing world’s leading causes of death!! How can we as a people let this happen? In 2017, Wikipedia stated this about America’s LGBT supporters:

A 2017 Gallup poll concluded that 4.5% of adult Americans identified as pro LGBT or that they are a member of LGBT with 5.1% of women identified as pro LGBT or that they are a member of LGBT, compared with 3.9% of men.[1] A different survey in 2016, from the Williams Institute said that less that 0.1% of Americans identified as transgender.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_demographics_of_the_United_States

What is wrong with us? Sin is what is wrong with us. If you call yourself a Christian and yet support these sins, there is something deeply wrong. David said, in today’s verse, “Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.” Friend, it is the Christian who is at fault here. We have grown complacent and have not been bold for the Lord. Where are the Spurgeons of the world? Where are the Pauls? Granted, the devil has managed to gather his minions and is hard at work to destroy mankind. But we have the King of Kings and Lord of Lords as our Saviour! He is going to reign in the end and Satan will be sent to hell where he belongs, along with those minions and unsaved. Christians have been silent and lazy; they have not kept Jesus in the forefront! We are supposed to be the light of the world, friend!

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let’s get working – let’s be bold for the Lord – let’s speak out against evil!

Eph 5:11  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

1 Tim 5:20  Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

2 Tim 4:2-4  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.  (3)  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;  (4)  And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Rom 16:18  For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

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Order my steps in Jesus: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Oh how comforting it is to know that Jesus has my life in order! In today’s politically charged atmosphere, it’s easy to get caught up and distraught. But the one who is born again and trusting in the Saviour to lead the way, the days’ events no longer control his thinking.

I’m reminded of Psalm 23 where the Shepherd guides His sheep and provides for all their needs. He also keeps the sheep from being afraid whilst he walks through the valley of the shadow of death. Many times I have feared my circumstances and the Lord Jesus walked beside me and comforted me through His Holy Spirit!

Psa 37:23-25  The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.  (24)  Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.  (25)  I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

Is there anything more comforting than this, friend? Our salvation is “kept” by the Lord Himself! There is nothing that separates the born again believer from God.

Rom 8:38-39  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,  (39)  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Praise the Lord that when we are born again, there is no sin that can keep us out of Heaven. Jesus paid that price and the punishment for sin is no longer held against us.

Rom 8:33  Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

Amen and Amen!

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Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love Jesus! Good morning, reader! It is the most beautiful day here in Virginia. The trees’ blossoms and early Spring flowers are absolutely gorgeous. It reminds me of being born again!! The new life I received after I repented of my sin and came to Jesus Christ is a new beginning, just like Spring! There is no other that comes close to our Saviour! Jesus Christ is the only One who can save us, amen?

Act 4:10-12  Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.  (11)  This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.  (12)  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Many religions claim they have the way to salvation – they claim they have the “true light,” etc. However, the bible states that there is salvation in no other. False religions lay claim to “other” ways. There are no other ways, reader. Scripture is quite clear! Jesus Christ’s mercy was so great that He gave His life. In so doing, He took on the punishment for sin for us all! With Resurrection Sunday coming upon us, it is a perfect time to reflect on the only One who can wash away our sins and create a new life in us as if we had not sinned at all.

2Co 5:17-19  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  (18)  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  (19)  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

Praise the Lord! Thank You, Father, for the gift of Jesus Christ. Thank you, Jesus, for saving me!

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I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for Jesus! Wow … and I can say is just, “Wow”!!! I love how David portrayed his longing for God’s word. “I opened my mouth, and panted:” reminds me of a baby bird waiting for its mother to put a worm in its opened mouth. That baby bird lives to be fed by its mother. I also pictured a man who is crawling through the desert, panting for lack of water. In light of these two mental images, can you see David’s desperation in this verse? It seems that David considered his longing for God’s word a matter of life and death, doesn’t it?

How do you feel about God’s word, Christian? Are you like David? Do you long to hear from God through His word as much as David? Why do you think David felt this strongly? David had been near death; he had strayed from God (as with Bathsheba); he had victories (as with Goliath), etc. Many facets of David’s life are reflected in the Bible but one thing he desired was God’s law.

Psa 119:11  Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

If David had heeded this verse throughout his entire life, he would have prevented himself a lot of heartache (he lost his son due to his unfaithfulness and his orders to have Uriah killed). He learned through the years that the only way to prevent sin was to hide God’s word in his heart! We are so blessed today to have the bible at our fingertips in many different mediums. Being born again gives us the wonderful opportunity to obey God’s word without giving way to temptation.

1 Jn 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Luk 11:28  But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Obeying the bible is not supposed to be a hardship or burden. If it is, you must think about the time you claimed salvation and whether or not you truly repented. One can talk the talk but if he doesn’t walk the walk, something is not right. The Holy Spirit resides within the born again believer and helps us when we fall into temptation. That is why it is so important to have scripture verses committed to memory so that you can turn to them at any given time.

We cannot blame someone else or say “the devil made me do it”! After all, we’re commanded to obey God, amen?

Act 5:29  Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

God promises His child that He is with us all the time, through His Spirit. He provides the way to escape these temptations if we ask Him.

1 Co 10:13  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Are you struggling, Christian? Get into God’s word!! Pant for it as David did. Long for it as a baby bird longs to be fed!