Posts with the tag “obedience”
by Curt Dodd on February 24th, 2023
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.” (Matthew 6:1-2)I don't care how destitute...
Give unto the Lord
by Curt Dodd on February 23rd, 2023
But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. (Deuteronomy 8:18)Over the years, I have heard people use many different excuses to justify why they are giving meager amounts to the Lord, rather than giving back to the Lord the way Scripture instructs. It honestly breaks my hea...
Frustration Is Inevitable
by Curt Dodd on January 21st, 2023
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. (James 4:1-2) As we read this Scripture passage, we should note the audience for James’ letter. James was writing to believers. His letter is considered a general epistle, and is therefor...
by Curt Dodd on November 17th, 2022
Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.” Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. They had such a sharp disagreement that they...
Waiting for Healing
by Curt Dodd on November 11th, 2022
Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him. (1 Samuel 16:23)Waiting for healing can be a long and agonizing process. When you are in pain, experiencing discomfort, and need help; you want the Lord to intervene immediately. You want Him to remove this struggle from your ...
Jesus Is Coming Back
by Curt Dodd on November 1st, 2021
Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. – Revelation 1:7There’s a song from the 1960s written by Larry Norman that shares a heartbreaking picture of what it will look like for those who are left behind after Jesus returns. The song goes like this:“Life was filled with guns ...
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