What could be more encouraging than to know that apart from Christ we are literally nothing? The things we are striving for and hustling for will ultimately fade away like a mist and nothing will remain but the eternal Kingdom of God. Praise the Lord!
My tendency when I approach Scripture is so often what can I get out of this? How can I apply this? How does this relate to me? While those are questions that sometimes (and often should) come out of our study of the Word, those should never be our initial questions. The Bible was not first and foremost written as a guidebook for our lives or an encouraging balm for our souls. No, the Bible is God’s divine and gracious revelation of His character and works to His people.
The Old Testament prophecies declared the promise of a Messianic King, but the king they hailed was unlike any the world had ever seen before. The definition of a king is one who is supreme, preeminent, the most important, the chief authority, one who rules those below him. Isaiah 9:7 seems fitting with this description … Continue reading The Servant King
I've been obsessed with this song (i.e. 'repeatedly jamming out to it alone in my car every chance i get, belting out every note' obsessed) for the past few weeks. I find myself humming the tune and praying these words throughout the day. So I just wanted to share it with you in hopes that … Continue reading Be Thou My Vision