Daily Lift – February 24, 2015

Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me (Micah 7:7). Spiritual leaders, whether in the home or church, recognize the hopelessness of the world without God. They turn to the Almighty for deliverance. Man’s answers, human wisdom, wine, accumulating things and money,…

Daily Lift – February 23, 2015

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin (1 John 1:7). A Christian should constantly be walking in the light of God’s direction. Such living brings one into partnership with the…

Daily Lift – February 22, 2015

Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger (Lamentations 1:12). A grieving person may feel all alone, as if no one cares. People…

Daily Lift – February 21, 2015

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:13). People in Peter’s day used something like a belt to secure their flowing clothes in a way that allowed them to…

Daily Lift – February 20, 2015

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint (Isaiah 40:31). Although penned particularly to the captives in Babylon, these words serve generally to all who face difficulties in life. Note…

Daily Lift – February 19, 2015

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations (James 1:2). Happiness is easy when everything is going our way. However, James instructed his brethren to be happy when life fell in on them. Overcoming trials results in receiving the promise of heaven (Matthew 5:11-12; Hebrews 10:32-39). Trials also help me grow…

Daily Lift – February 18, 2015

Can two walk together, except they be agreed (Amos 3:3). The courageous southern prophet castigated a number of nations; none more severely than his brethren and neighbors to the north (Israel). God’s love for them demanded His punishment of them (Amos 3:2; cf. Deuteronomy 7:6-8). In the passage cited, God, through Amos, asked a rhetorical…

Daily Lift – February 17, 2015

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad (2 Corinthians 5:10). This passage contains a reminder, warning and promise for our consideration. First, we find the people assembled. The…

Daily Lift – February 16, 2015

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein (Jeremiah 6:16). This is a bittersweet passage – sweet because it provided guidance and…

February 15, 2015

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you (Matthew 5:44). Set in contrast to what they had “heard” (Matthew 5:43), the Lord issued words that were and are difficult to follow. It…