Category Archives: 1 Corinthians

Double Down

If you get to thinking I really messed up this time, read this verse.

Jeremiah 3:22 (NLT)
22 “My wayward children,” says the Lord,
    “come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts.”
“Yes, we’re coming,” the people reply,

“for you are the Lord our God.  source

And for some double down, we need this:

1 Corinthians 1:26-31  (NLT)
26 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. 
27 Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. 
28 God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. 
29 As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.
30 God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.  

31 Therefore, as the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord.”  source

We all mess up.
We are imperfect.
He knew that when He called us to be His own.
He knew exactly what He was getting when He asked to be YOUR SAVIOR and MINE. 
That in and of itself should cause us to love HIM more and more. 

And think about this.
Think about the one who loves you more than anyone else on earth.
What happens when you mess up?

They forgive you and their love for you does not even come close, not even light years close to HIS LOVE FOR YOU.

So draw near to the ONE who loves you most.
Double down with Scripture. Double down with praying.

Hidden For Now

I’ve heard a few say that all that is hidden will be revealed. 
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Especially when we are referring to political corruption.
I would love it!!

It’s a Bible quote. 1 Corinthians 4:5
I don’t think it is the promise they hope.
Let’s read it. 

See those words: Before the Lord returns? 
This text sounds to me like we are only promised full disclosure when all is said and done and we have vacated the planet – perhaps at the time of the Judgment Seat of Christ and the Great White Throne Judgment. 
I think some evils and their doers just might be hidden a little longer than we think. Or not. Time will tell. 

After all, it’s been 57 years since the assassination of JFK and we still don’t know for CERTAIN who killed him.  BUT GOD does and He keeps perfect records. 
We can rest easy, all will be revealed in His time.

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Day 12

Day 12 of The Giving of Thanks.

A glass of satsuma juice. This glass of satsuma nectar represents many things for which to give thanks.  The FRIEND who grew and shared her satsumas. The GOD who gave seed, sun, water, and nutrients that the satsuma would be there on her tree to pick. The BLENDTEC that juiced the fruit. The GLASS found at a yard sale hosted by Friends.  ELECTRICAL POWER to run the Blendtec; resources to pay the bill; and people to work the lines to provide the power. The COUNTER on which the glass sits contained in the house provided by the Hubby who loves me.  And there is more but you get the idea. It’s connected and the praise and thankfulness could go on and on. And it should.  Happy Thursday, y’all.

1 Corinthians 10:31  (NKJV) 31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. source

29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” 30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.  source Matthew 26

I am including this passage in Matthew to hopefully stir your thoughts to think of (and perhaps read) these verses in context and what they mean. To think of JESUS – YESHUA. To think of what HE did for you and THANK HIM today. And that you be happily reminded of what is to come for us who love Him.

COVID 19 Exercises

An exercise

As this Coronvirus wears on here I have been wearing thin; a thought came this morning, so I am passing it along.

A listing exercise.

List even just a few of the inconveniences and restrictions you are experiencing because of this COVID 19 intruder.  And as you list ask GOD what is it about this ___________ (whatever it is i.e. I have not hugged or seen my daughter in too many weeks now! Nor have I got to hug my friends!)  See what I mean? Whatever it is about this whole mess that is an I do not like this, list it and ask GOD to give you His mind on it.

1 Corinthians 2:16  (NLT) 16 For, “Who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.  source

For more mind verses and more exercising visit this LINK.

Too, Particularly

I am particularly mindful today of the day when I will be free of this wretched sin nature that now rises up all too frequently.

1 Peter 1:4  (TLV) An incorruptible, undefiled, and unfading inheritance has been reserved in heaven for you. 
1 Corinthians 15:53-55  (KJV) 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? source 

Perhaps you shall find comfort in this Truth too.

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