Take Up Your Cross

God Greatly Blesses Job

October 31st, 2019

Job 42:11-12 (KJB) Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold. 12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of ...

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Of Good Report

October 30th, 2019

Philippians 4:8 (KJB) Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

It saddens me when I see and hear other professing Christians tied up in knots over the latest network news of the day.  News is often politically motivated, can be ...

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His Workmanship

October 29th, 2019

Ephesians 2:10 (KJB) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

God created something from nothing by scooping up a pile of dirt with His hands and forming it into the first man, who was named Adam.

A potter needs clay.

A carpenter needs wood.

A chef needs food.

God made you into something from nothing.

Yes, you are His workmanship, I am His workmanship. The drunk ...

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The Emphasis is on God

October 28th, 2019

Genesis 1:1 (KJB) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

It is essential to note in the first verse of scripture; the emphasis is not on what God would create.  The focus is on His eternal presence.  God was present at the beginning of time, and forever will be present.  This revelation is hard, but not impossible for mankind to comprehend from his limited view on this earth.  God is not limited by ...

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Fervent Prayer and Praise

October 27th, 2019

Psalm 55:17 (KJB) Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

This Psalm is one David penned at the inspiration of God. The context of this verse points to the ancient Jewish tradition of praying to God three times a day.  The Jewish people gathered at the wall in biblical times in the morning, noon, and evening praying to God.  There are many devout Jews who ...

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Fruit Production Accompanies Sincere Repentance

October 26th, 2019

Matthew 3:8 (KJB) Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance.

Spiritual fruit is anticipated in the life of every sincere professing child of God.  This production and harvest are not up for consideration or allowable for professing Christians to choose whether they desire to participate for it is expected of them.

A changed life is expected.

Lack of crops and a harvest always point to a need for personal repentance concerning sin and perhaps spiritual regeneration, or ...

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The Men of The City

October 25th, 2019

Genesis 19:4-5 (KJB) But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

Now is the time for men of God to learn and digest valuable lessons ...

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Proving What is Acceptable

Ephesians 5:10-11 (KJB) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

October 23, 2019

This verse above concerns proving that which is acceptable unto God.  This proving is presented for our learning in this verse. 

First, note that this scripture does not direct us to decide for ourselves what we think is best.  Or allow society at large to deem what is relevant and tolerable.  This verse takes into consideration what is acceptable unto ...

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Our Life is Brief, and Certain Departure from Earth is Coming

October 22nd, 2019

Hebrews 9:27-28 (KJB) And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Our life in this world moves quickly.  It has been compared to wispy things including the wind, grass, smoke, or vapor.  It is here now, and in the next moment ...

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Innocence Stirred Up

Job 17:8-9 (KJB) Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite. 9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

October 21, 2019
Any sincere child of God would immediately stand and support Job accused and trampled on by his supposed “friends.”  This verse says that they would be astonished at this treatment of Job.
This scripture verse points to the ...

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