Thursday, December 17, 2009

Psalm 74:17

"You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth;
you have made summer and winter."

(Psalm 74:17, ESV)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Job 37:10

"By the breath of God ice is given,
and the broad waters are frozen fast."

(Job 37:10, ESV)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Is the Church Israel?

Jim McClarty - Is the Church Israel? (Free eBook)

"An examination of Replacement Theology, its hermeneutics and interpretations. The question of Israel's relationship to the New Covenant Church has been the subject of speculation and debate for centuries. But, the answer to that question has surprising, and far-reaching implications. In this book, Jim attempts to unravel the debate and direct us back to the clear words of Scripture. He addresses the "proof texts" used by Replacement Theologians and brings the subject matter back down to earth."

Friday, October 9, 2009

Isaiah 40:8

"The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever."

(Isaiah 40:8, ESV)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Matthew 12:18-21

“Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,
my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased.
I will put my Spirit upon him,
and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
He will not quarrel or cry aloud,
nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets;
a bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not quench,
until he brings justice to victory;
and in his name the Gentiles will hope.”

(Matthew 12:18-21, ESV)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Psalm 8:3-4

"When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?"

(Psalm 8:3-4, ESV)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Psalm 59:1-8

"Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save,
or his ear dull, that it cannot hear;
but your iniquities have made a separation
between you and your God,
and your sins have hidden his face from you
so that he does not hear.
For your hands are defiled with blood
and your fingers with iniquity;
your lips have spoken lies;
your tongue mutters wickedness.
No one enters suit justly;
no one goes to law honestly;
they rely on empty pleas, they speak lies,

they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity.

They hatch adders' eggs;
they weave the spider's web;
he who eats their eggs dies,
and from one that is crushed a viper is hatched.
Their webs will not serve as clothing;
men will not cover themselves with what they make.
Their works are works of iniquity,
and deeds of violence are in their hands.
Their feet run to evil,
and they are swift to shed innocent blood;
their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity;
desolation and destruction are in their highways.
The way of peace they do not know,
and there is no justice in their paths;
they have made their roads crooked;
no one who treads on them knows peace."

(Psalm 59:1-8, ESV)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

"The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice;
let the many coastlands be glad!
Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne."

(Psalm 97:1-2, ESV)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

"Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits,
since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him."

(2 Timothy 2:3-4, ESV)

"Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that a flood of waters
may cover you? Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go
and say to you, 'Here we are'? Who has put wisdom in the inward
parts or given understanding to the mind? Who can number the
clouds by wisdom? Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens,
when the dust runs into a mass and the clods stick fast together?"

(Job 38:34-38, ESV)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

"When the house was built, it was with stone prepared
at the quarry, so that neither hammer nor axe nor any tool
of iron was heard in the house while it was being built."

(1 Kings 6:7, ESV)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass,
like showers that water the earth!"

(Psalm 72:6, ESV)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

When we complain about the weather!

(Taken from Arthur Pink, "The Sovereignty of God")

"He spreads snow like wool;
He scatters frost like ashes;
He throws His hailstones like crumbs.
Who can withstand His cold?
He unleashes His winds, and the waters flow."
Psalm 147:15-18

What a declaration is this! The changes of the elements are beneath God's sovereign control. It is God who withholds the rain--and it is God who gives the rain . . .
when He wills,
where He wills,
as He wills, and
on whom He wills!

"I also withheld the rain from you while there were still three months until harvest. I sent rain on one city--but no rain on another. One field received rain--while a field with no rain withered. I struck you with blight and mildew; the locust devoured your many gardens and vineyards, your fig trees and olive trees! I sent plagues like those of Egypt; I killed your young men with the sword . . . says the Lord." Amos 4:7-10

"The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen. He loads the clouds with moisture; He scatters His lightning through them. At His direction they swirl around over the face of the whole earth to do whatever He commands them. He brings the clouds to punish men--or to water His earth and show His love." Job 37:10-13

Truly, then, God governs the elements!

Earth and wind,
fire and rain,
hail and snow,
stormy winds and angry seas
--all obey His omnipotent word--and fulfill His sovereign pleasure! Therefore, when we complain about the weather, we are, in reality, murmuring against God!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

"Sillä armosta te olette pelastetut uskon kautta,
ette itsenne kautta - se on Jumalan lahja"

(Efesolaiskirje 2:8)

"O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures."

(Psalm 104:42, ESV)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

"And all the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord;
I bring low the high tree, and make high the low tree,
dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish.
I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it."

(Ezekiel 17:24, ESV)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap
nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not worth much more than they?"

(Matthew 6:26, NASB)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

"The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands."

(Psalm 19:1, NASB)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever."

(Isaiah 40:8, NASB)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Photos from my trip to Los Angeles
See them here.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

"for our God is a consuming fire."
(Hebrews 12:29, NASB)

He who trusts in his riches will fall,
But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.

(Proverbs 11:28, NASB)

Friday, February 20, 2009

"He casts forth His ice as fragments;
Who can stand before His cold?"

(Psalm 147:17, NASB)

Monday, January 26, 2009

"From the breath of God ice is made,
And the expanse of the waters is frozen."

(Job 37:10, NASB)