Monthly Archives: February 2017

Treasure

What captivates your heart? What pursuit, activity, person or possession do you treasure? Consider Jesus’ words about the heart’s allegiance: “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and … Continue reading

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Hidden

Jesus practiced a “hidden” principle in His ministry that He also pointed out to His disciples: “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Day 2-26-17

“For You, Lord, have made me glad through Your works; I will triumph in the works of Your hands.” – Psalm 92:4 NKJV Do thoughts of His work bring gladness to your heart today? Consider the gentleness of His care, … Continue reading

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Glory

The way Jesus ended the model prayer tells us a lot about how we should approach everything after the “amen”: “…For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” Matthew 6:13b NKJV Acknowledging that the kingdom, the … Continue reading

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Delivered

Temptation is real, and as close as our thoughts. Jesus never glossed over it, and in the model prayer, He said this: “…And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” Matthew 6:13a NKJV Our … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is part of the Christian life. Consider the fourth phrase in Jesus’ model prayer is: “…And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” – Matthew 6:12 NKJV Genuinely asking for someone’s forgiveness goes against pride. It’s based … Continue reading

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Given

What does it mean to pray for “daily bread”? The third phrase in Jesus’ model prayer is: “…Give us this day our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11 NKJV In the ancient world, acquiring bread for the day was more than a … Continue reading

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