At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision (Daniel 9:23, KJV) When Daniel sought the Lord in prayers and fasting for the desolations of Jerusalem, the LORD sent an angel to give him
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8, KJV) God has demonstrated His love for us through the death of Jesus on the cross. There are two inseparable aspects of love, especially as it relates to our normal human functioning. Love is both
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13, KJV) No word in human history has captivated humanity as the four-lettered word “love.” And that is for a reason. We are created for relationships, with God and with each other. Love is at the core
For thus said the LORD of hosts, after his glory sent me to the nations who plundered you, for he who touches you touches the apple of his eye (Zech. 2:8 ESV) The idiom “ apple of the eye” is used in the scriptures to refer to something that is precious. For example, the Lord
When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled (Jn. 11:33 KJV) The verse above gives us a description of the emotional response of Jesus when He came to Bethany where Lazarus His friend had just died. The scripture says when
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him (Lk. 15:20 KJV) There is indeed a lot that could and has been said about the parable of the prodigal son.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Rom. 5:8 KJV) Love, by it’s very nature, has to be demonstrated in some way. The same is true about faith. If we say we have faith and do not have any works that corroborate our faith,
For God so loved the world… (Jn. 3:16 KJV) The two words”loved” and “the world” might appear to have been mistakenly placed next to each other. It is almost as though light was brought close to darkness. Yet the scripture above tells us that “God so loved the world”. Just in case you were not