“We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic.” -Numbers 11:5
Sin wants you to forget how much it costs.
“We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost us nothing.” – Num. 11:5
The Israelites longed to go back to Egypt b/c they looked on their former slavery with rose-colored glasses.
Sin assures you that its pain was worth its pleasure.
-Garrett Kell via Twitter
“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” -Hebrews 10:22
“There are three effects of nearness to Jesus: humility, happiness, holiness.” – Spurgeon
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” -James 1:2-4
The more you are tested, if your faith is genuine, the more your trust in the Lord grows. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “Sovereignty in Trials” from James 1:1-5)
“For He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul He fills with good things.” -Psalm 107:9
The deepest longing of the human heart is not satisfied, by places, experiences or things, but by a person named, Jesus. -Paul Tripp via Twitter
“When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart, I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast toward You. Nevertheless, I am continually with You; You hold my right hand.” -Psalm 73:21-23
Your hope is not ultimately based on your strength to hold on but on Christ’s strength holding you forever in the palm of His hand. Even when you feel like letting go, if you genuinely trust Him, He will never let you go. -Burk Parsons via Twitter
“Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon His Name.” -Malachi 3:16
The more you speak of the Lord one with another, the more you will speak of Him in the world. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Wednesday Evening Sermon “Of Whom Do You Speak? from Malachi 3:13-18)
“Let me hear in the morning of Your steadfast love, for in You I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.” -Psalm 143:8
Wonderful prayer to begin each day with…
“Let me hear in the morning of Your steadfast love, for in You I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.” Psalm 143:8
-Garrett Kell via Twitter
“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” -2 Corinthians 5:7
God’s people have nothing to fear as long as they keep their eyes on the Lord. -Pastor Steve Wainright
(excerpt from 04/11/2021 Sermon “Dealing with Adversaries” from Ezra 4)
“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” -Hebrews 13:20-21
God is the God of peace. God is never shaken by what man does. Nothing takes Him by surprise. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “Benediction for the Persecuted” from Hebrews 13:20-21)
“Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” -Hebrews 12:14
We do not pray for a life set apart from suffering, we pray for a life set apart from sinning.
-Kevin DeYoung via Twitter