2:14-17 The church is Christ’s dove; she returns to him, as her Noah. Christ is the Rock, in whom alone she can think herself safe, and find herself easy, as a dove in the hole of a rock, when struck at by the birds of prey. Christ calls her to come boldly to the throne of grace, having a great High Priest there, to tell what her request is. Speak freely, fear not a slight or a repulse. The voice of prayer is sweet and acceptable to God; those who are sanctified have the best comeliness. The first risings of sinful thoughts and desires, the beginnings of trifling pursuits which waste the time, trifling visits, small departures from truth, whatever would admit some conformity to the world; all these, and many more, are little foxes which must be removed. This is a charge to believers to mortify their sinful appetites and passions, which are as little foxes, that destroy their graces and comforts, and crush good beginnings. Whatever we find a hindrance to us in that which is good, we must put away. He feedeth among the lilies; this shows Christ’s gracious presence among believers. He is kind to all his people. It becomes them to believe this, when under desertion and absence, and so to ward off temptations. The shadows of the Jewish dispensation were dispelled by the dawning of the gospel day. And a day of comfort will come after a night of desertion. Come over the mountains of Bether, the mountains that divide, looking forward to that day of light and love. Christ will come over every separating mountain to take us home to himself.
(taken from Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary)
I found this last November and nabbed it from one of the biblehub.com in their commentaries, and in reading, I discovered how relevant it is today in the here and now as well as it was in November 2016. The commentary beautifully written.
Lord, You are the peace of all things calm You are the place to hide from harm You are the light that shines in dark You are the heart’s eternal spark You are the door that’s open wide You are the guest who waits inside You are the stranger at the door You are the […]
As of late I have discovered bible journaling and have been fascinated by the process that others have done with their bible journaling. It’s kinda like art journaling + bible study all at the same time.
But personally it speaks to me to know that there are others who love the Word and the beauty of His Word to allow it to speak artistically vibrant upon the pages of the Word.
So I will be sharing varied bible journaling videos that I find that many can learn from and be touched by them.
In one of the most amazing verse in Scripture, the Bible describes the deep and abiding love God has for us. O how hard it is in this generation to believe that God loves us; that God cares for us; that God treasures us and that God is concerned about EVERY detail of our lives. In the depth of our hearts we have failed to believe that God really loves us. Yet Zephaniah declares a breathtaking truth about God’s love.
Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT): For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
God’s Word Translation: The LORD your God is with you. He is a hero who saves you. He happily rejoices over you, renews you with his love…
Beth Moore is the individual who actually got me started on the handwriting of the scripture verses by writing out the whole book of the Word in the bible study that we do of Beth’s from time to time. This time we are doing 2 Timothy and I have found that scripture writing in a journal/art journal or in the journaling Bible sticks with you. I found BibleGirl through a video on Youtube about bible journaling and I’m going to go with this.
I may take photos and post them here. I did one yesterday and today and the watercolor I used kinda messed up one so I may have to do a redo. 😉
TO LIVE AT PEACE WITH EVERYONE, you need to control not only what you say and do but also what you think. When you indulge in negative thinking about someone, your relationship with that person is damaged. Those hurtful thoughts also affect your relationship with Me, and they may have a depressive effect on you. […]
I AM PERPETUALLY WITH YOU, taking care of you. That is the most important fact of your existence. I am not limited by time or space; My Presence with you is a forever-promise. You need not fear the future, for I am already there. When you make that quantum leap into eternity, you will find […]
Originally posted on Prayers and Promises: Peace. That sense of calm that all is well. It will work out. We are good. All is well. What would happen in we would pass that on? Not our attitudes, not our pride,…