Careful!

So be very careful to love the Lord your God.Joshua 23:11 NLT Careful is one of those words whose meaning has been watered down through overuse. The term ‘full of care’ carries more weight and yet it means exactly the same – ‘careful’ is just shorthand. The command ‘be very careful’ is really stressing the…

Hold on tight

But be very careful to obey all the commands and the instructions that Moses gave to you. Love the Lord your God, walk in all his ways, obey his commands, hold firmly to him, and serve him with all your heart and all your soul.Joshua 22:5 NLT Think of a small child who gets a…

Love All

The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.1 Timothy 1:5 NLT There are many different meanings to the word ‘love’ and not every kind of love is good. The love that Paul is taking about he is…

Promises promises

Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.Joshua 21:45 NLT When paper currency first came into use everyone new that it wasn’t worth the paper it was written on. The paper wasn’t the important part –…

Grave power

But as for me, God will redeem my life. He will snatch me from the power of the grave.Psalm 49:15 NLT It’s the words that I miss that do the damage. If I was reading a sentence where every second word was missing, I would either not have a clue about what was being said…