Psalm 146: 5-7: “Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps truth forever, who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD gives freedom to the prisoners.” Happy indicates a deep and abiding pleasure, a manifest joy. This is the proper description of one whose help and hope is in God. Brothers and sisters have a bountiful weekend!
Proverbs 31: 10-12: “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.” The phrase virtuous wife speaks of excellence, moral worth, ability, and nobility, not just marital fidelity.
I am blessed to have such a wife!
Jesus is teaching the Beatitudes to a huge crowd of people when he speaks in Matthew 6:14,15 – “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will the Father forgive your trespasses.” Pretty much sums it up I’d say. Be safe out there today in the South, some major storms rolling through!
Genesis 2: 22-25: Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said:’This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” In marriage, man and woman are “we,” not just a “me and you.” One flesh suggests both a physical, sexual bonding and a lifelong relationship. I am SO thankful for my wife and lifelong partner – Caroline Carns. Join me in wishing her a VERY HAPPY Birthday today!!!
2 Samuel 22: 33 – “God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect.” Amen to that!!
2 Timothy 4: 1,2 – “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching.” Paul reminds us that Jesus will return in judgment. The foundation of any ministry is God’s Word. Preaching God’s truth is a sacred and demanding task, requiring perseverance and courage. Patience and instruction are two necessary components of an effective ministry. True spiritual growth occurs over a period of time, through consistent teaching and application of God’s Word. Brothers and sisters, enjoy your weekend and keep God’s Word in your lives.
Psalm 100: 4,5 – “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.” The people of the Lord may come into His presence and bring Him worship that pleases Him. God’s goodness is based on His loyal love and His truth. Caroline and I want to wish everyone a truly Blessed Thanksgiving today. We are so thankful for all we have in this world, especially each other.