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I have loved you, says the LORD

Malachi 1:2

Malachi 1:2

“I have loved you,’ says the LORD. ‘But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’ ‘Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?’ declares the LORD. ‘Yet I have loved Jacob,”

I finished the Old Testament today, and I’m happy.

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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More than conquerors

-Romans 8:28-39-

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who, have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord...”-

How much of my life is my own?

When things are going well, how much of my success is mine?

When things are not going well, how quickly do I turn to God, throwing all my burdens that way?

I carry responsibility for my life. How then do I turn to God?

I’m at a funny place. I began this Diary a long time ago to chart my walk with God over 100 days of Easter.

I repeated the exercise a few years later, re-reading what I had written and leaving a comment for myself.

This year, I decided to read the Bible – not for the first time, and have been extracting passages for myself.

For when?

I’m fifty next year and where once the purpose for this blog was to leave a record for myself to find thirty years from now, before my death – say – I find I’m still writing.

The question I have for myself now is why? If it is always current, what shall I learn from it later?

So.

Perhaps on this entry, I close this chapter and consign it to history.

Perhaps I start another blog to chart this new journey.

I think it’s time.

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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