A heart for God is developed in a man by believing in the heart and obeying from the heart, and is tested in words that come from the heart.
To be sanctified is to be separated from profane things and dedicated to God, to be purified for use by God. This was Jesus' prayer for His disciples.
The Psalms provide comfort and help and encouragement when we face our most difficult moments in life. As we note in this podcast, for good reason.
There should never be a limitation a Christian's scope of concern for people, but our passage of the day doesn't fail to give us specifics.
Our passage of the day begins by contradicting human thinking. It tells us to have joy at the most inconvenient times and reminds us to ask for wisdom.
Paul calls the Roman church to His side in this passage, exhorting them to actively, daily, and deliberately present their whole selves to God.
That which is included in our passage of the day must be taken into account. We must reckon with it - inwardly. It must occupy our thinking.
A man, unable to walk for 38 years, is waiting for healing near the pool of Bethesda, when Jesus arrives and asks “wilt thou be made whole?”
In John 1:43-50 Philip tells Nathanael what he believes about Jesus. When a question is raised, Philip simply says "come and see."
Godly character crosses all age and gender boundaries, but men and women are equipped in different ways, and equipped in different ways at different ages.
To forget is common to man. We are a forgetful people. Thankfully, God has provided reminders in His word. This Psalm is a good place to start.
If things done for ourselves are empty, what then can be done? What is it that is meaningful? These two verses (Ecclesiastes 12:12-13) tell us.