For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror (James 1:23, ESV) James compares the man who does not practice the Word to someone who looks at his natural face in a mirror and then forgets
And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God (Job 19:26, ESV) Job’s conversations in his distress and complaining sometimes reveal profound truths about God and His purposes that are astonishing. One of those truths is noted above. He says after his skin, the body, has been destroyed
The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. (Matt. 6:22 NKJ) The eye allows us to see the things that are around us. Jesus says in the scripture above that the eye is the lamp of the body, because the eye
“And the word of the LORD came to me saying, ‘What do you see, Jeremiah?’ And I said, ‘I see a rod of an almond tree’” (Jer. 1:11 NAS). God spoke to Jeremiah and asked him an important question: “What do you see?” There is tremendous power in vision. The human spirit is activated by
Jesus therefore lifting up His eyes, and seeing that a great multitude was coming to Him, said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, that these may eat?” (Jn. 6:5 NAS) Our perspective when we face challenges is very important in determining the outcome. God often asks the prophets of the Old Testament “what
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. (Matt. 7:6 ) Jesus is essentially saying here, that no one will give a valuable treasure unto pigs. Why? They do not know the value as
And the word of the LORD came to me saying, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” And I said, “I see a rod of an almond tree.” (Jeremiah. 1:11) The Lord asked the young prophet “what do you see?”. Jeremiah was shown a prophetic vision, and he told the Lord in return what he saw. There
Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, (Revelation 3:17) Jesus was addressing the believers in the church of Laodicea. They had become wealthy and thought they had no other needs.