Climbing the ladder of His will: January 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Urgent Message

This is an Urgent Message
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Thought from Psalms 49

Psalm 49:7-8
"No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him- the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough..."

The Pslamist here is pointing out that we cannot save ourselves, this is very similar to the idea of Romans. I didn't know so many important things were in the Old testament. But it has some good truths just like the New does. Next time someone tells you they're earning their way to heaven, include this verse along with verses from the New testament to witness to them.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Thought from Proverbs 10

Proverbs 10:11
"The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked."

I want to think about that first part in that verse. The righteous words should be words of life. Words of life, what exactly does that mean? That question can be answered in two ways, in the secular realm and in the spiritual realm. In answer to the secular we would say that it means good people speak good words and bad people have bad language. Now let's go to the spiritual answer. The righteous are speaking of Jesus and the Life he offers, they are overflowing with the gospel! But the wicked speak of the "delight" of violence.

Proverbs 10:19
"When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise."

This seems to counteract the previous verse I mentioned. But I don't think that it does. Rather it states that we need to look for God's guidence in our language. If we don't watch what we say, sin will enter our words.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Global Warming

Uh oh....I can see you thinking to yourself. Just to calm your nerves this isn't a debate on Global Warming.
Think about his verse for a few seconds before you read the rest of the post.
Proverbs 8:29-30a
"When he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth, then I [wisdom] was the crafstman at his side.
When you think about this verse it doesn't prove or disprove global warming. However, it does tell us one important thing, that God has the boundaries set for where the ocean will extend to. If it stays how it is, then that is the wisest boundary for it. If it comes farther inland, then that is the boundary God has set for it. One thing we are sure of, God wil never flood the whole earth again. So don't worry about global warming, think about things that might be a little more life threatening.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Scripture Memorization

Alongside with a regular prayer life memorizing verses is part of a fruitful walk with the Lord. You see many verses in Psalms and Proverbs on how important it is to hide the Word in your heart. Without knowing verses witnessing could be very difficult and our convictions won't be as strong because we don't have anything to back them up with. It says in the Bible to be ready to witness at all times, without knowing some good evangilism verses you'd be up a tree! Join me and a few others as we memorize verses in our walk with the Lord. (Click here)

Friday, January 05, 2007

Rigid Stepping Stones

When disciplining someone or helping one through a difficult sin there is a balance of how to do it. We don't have a set of Rigid Stepping Stones set out for us in the Bible that tells us how to deal with all kinds of sin. However, there is one key verse that really points out the answer to where to draw the line. James 3:6b states that we need to give law to the proud and grace to the humble. Previously when I read this verse it blew over my head. But after watching the Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron evangilistic series I have finally come to an understanding of what this verse is saying. Those who don't recognize there sin need to be shown it by use of the law (Ten Commandments). Once they see it, grace is used to set them free.We don't cram it down their throats!

"To much mercy brings misery" -Richard Sibbes

And I believe that to little mercy creates a heardened heart.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Finally back!

Well, I am finally back from all the Christmas break. Yikes.
So what did you all do for Christmas break? My brother had a friend up for 4 days, we had a ton of fun playing the Hobbit computer game until 4:30 in the morning!