“If my Lord would be pleased, I would desire some were dealt with for my return to Anwoth (the place where he was pastoring but he is now in prison); but if that never be, thank God, Anwoth is not heaven, preaching is not Christ; I hope to wait on.”
“Madam, when you are come to the other side of the water, and have set down your foot on the shore of glorious eternity, and look back again to the waters, and to your wearisome journey, and shall see in that clear glass of endless glory nearer to the bottom of God’s wisdom, you shall then be forced to say, ‘If God had done otherwise with me, then he hath done, I had never come to the enjoying t￼his crown and glory’.”
There is a new tab at the top of the blog called “Speaking Request.” It’s nothing special and nor am I. But if you are inclined to need someone to speak, there you will find the simplest process to make that request. Blessings! Grace and peace to you all in the Lord Jesus Christ!
“This is faith’s true office, to see life in the midst of death, and to trust the mercy of God—not as that which will procure us universal exemption from evil, but as that which will quicken us in the midst of death every moment of our lives; for God humbles his children under various trials, that his defence of them may be the more remarkable, and that he may show himself to be their deliverer, as well as their preserver.”
“What is the cause of that anxiety and fear which are felt by the godly, but the consciousness of their own weaknesses and entire dependence upon God? At the same time they rely with full certainty upon the grace of God.”
(Ps. 22:1-31) To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? 2 O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest. 3 Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. 4 In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them. 5 To you they cried and were rescued; in you they trusted and were not put to shame. 6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by…
How do you draw “invisible?” Well, it seems the best way is to make use of darkness as the Genesis account does. God created light out of darkness…out of nothing. So, I attempted to take a picture of darkness above.
I was almost finished reading my daily Bible reading plan when all of a sudden Hebrews 11:3 stopped me in my tracks. I had flown by this verse as I anticipated the great stories ahead of me. But not today.
 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
First, what have you thought about this verse? It initially caught my attention because it sounds like it’s saying something different than Genesis 1 account where we conclude that God created the universe out of nothing.
I grabbed Peter O’Brien off the shelf after a quick look at the ESV study Bible note. He said this:
“‘What cannot be seen’ is parallel to ‘the word of God’ in the first half of the verse and regard the two halves as forming a chiasmus.”
Was formed……………………1’ Came into being
The universe…………………..2’ What is seen
By the word of God………….3’ by what cannot be seen
His conclusion is really good: “God’s word is an invisible power that produces visible results.”
Amazing! I needed to hear this as I prep to preach His word on Sunday. And in particular, this makes one of the verses even more powerful.
 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word
The sharing of the gospel will result in more people believing. It’s not the disciples who cause them to believe, it’s that same conclusion stated above. Sow the word and God will cause some of it to sprout. That is, those who are His.
I had not connected this post to the name of this blog! Indeed, God’s word cannot be imprisoned!
Old Testament: Ezekiel 42–44 Ezekiel 42–44 (Listen) The Temple’s Chambers 42 Then he led me out into the outer court, toward the north, and he brought me to the chambers that were opposite the separate yard and opposite the building on the north. 2 The length of the building whose door faced north was a hundred cubits,1 and the breadth fifty cubits. 3 Facing […]