But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children, To those who keep His covenant And remember His precepts to do them. The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.
Psalms 103:17-19 NASB
“When my heart was embittered And I was pierced within, Then I was senseless and ignorant; I was like a beast before You. Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand. With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You. But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.”
Psalms 73:21-28 NASB
But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.
Luke 5:16 NASB
James 2:13 NASB
Your own family is not excluded from this. Forgive and show mercy to them as well. For the little things and the big things, show mercy. Don’t ruin a weekend or a lifetime over things that really don’t matter in light of eternity. You don’t deserve to have strife in the home and they don’t either. Forgive and let things pass, especially those little things that are just flippant actions that were not meant for hurt.
I didn’t hold the nail or the hammer, nor did anyone else living today.
My sin did not force Jesus on the cross, truly I had no part to play.
It was the love of God the Father, who made the call.
To send His son to die for us all.
No, not one thing that I have done or said could force Jesus to his death.
Yet it was death He paid, that I might be saved.
His love extended to great and small.
Love held the nail
Love wielded the hammer
Love thrusted the spear
Love rolled the stone
Love rose the dead
Love saved us all
Copyright 2017, Johnathan Sexton