THE SIMPLEST PRAYER

PSALM 40:13 “O LORD, MAKE HASTE TO HELP ME.” The early monk, Casian, writing about 400 A.D., suggested his version of this verse as the SIMPLEST PRAYER to offer. By praying in earnest these words only, we are inviting Jesus to pray for us, since He knows best what we need. Who of us are Read More

A REASON TO BOAST

JEREMIAH 9:23-4 “THIS IS WHAT THE LORD SAYS, ‘LET NOT THE WISE BOAST ABOUT THEIR WISDOM OR THE STRONG BOAST OF THEIR STRENGTH OR THE RICH BOAST OF THEIR RICHES, BUT LET THE ONE WHO BOASTS BOAST ABOUT THIS: THAT THEY HAVE THE UNDERSTANDING TO KNOW ME, THAT I AM THE LORD, WHO EXERCISES KINDNESS, Read More

WE CAN REJOICE ALWAYS

1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-8 “REJOICE ALWAYS, PRAY CONTINUALLY, GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES; FOR THIS IS GOD’S WILL FOR YOU IN CHRIST JESUS.” It’s easy to read these as simply beautiful words but it’s hard to try to live them. The Lord says He wants us to be “THANKFUL IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.” But how can we Read More

A MYSTERY UNRAVELED

COLOSSIANS 1:26-7 “THE MYSTERY IS NOW DISCLOSED TO THE LORD’S PEOPLE. TO THEM GOD HAS CHOSEN TO MAKE KNOW AMONG THE GENTILES THE GLORIOUS RICHES OF THIS MYSTERY, WHICH IS CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY.” God’s word unfolds the MYSTERY which is hard for most to fathom. If one can INVITE Jesus and Read More