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
Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher). (Jn. 20:16 NAS) The verse above gives us an interesting narration of what happened early resurrection morning. When the body of Jesus was not found in the tomb, Mary stayed back, weeping outside the tomb. Jesus came behind
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Rom. 5:8 NAS) The love of God is the healing balm for our troubled souls on this earth. It is sad that we sometimes think of the love of God more as a doctrine that should
You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men. (1 Cor. 7:23 NAS) You might not know how precious and valuable you are until you ask the Lord! Your true value is seen in what God is willing to do to save you. You see your value through the eyes of the