All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘counsel’

Getting What We Don’t Deserve (Psalm 73)

Psalm 73 (ESV) 73 A Psalm of Asaph. 1  Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. 2  But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. 3  For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4  For they have no pangs until death; …

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Chapter III: Of God’s Eternal Decree

Chapter III Of God’s Eternal Decree I.  God from all eternity, did, by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, freely, and unchangeable ordain whatsoever comes to pass;1 yet so, as thereby neither is God the author of sin,2nor is violence offered to the will of the creatures; nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken …

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Psalm 1

Psalm 1 (ESV) 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2  but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3  He is like a tree planted by streams of …

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Ephesians 1:7-14

Ephesians 1:7-14 (ESV) 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, …

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Celebrating in the Midst of Misery (Psalm 13)

Psalm 13 How Long, O Lord? 13 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 1  How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2  How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? …

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Psalm 1 – Celebrating Happiness

Psalm 1 The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its …

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With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies? (Psalm 55)

[1] Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy! [2] Attend to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and I moan, [3] because of the noise of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked. For they drop trouble upon me, and in anger they bear a grudge against me. …

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Selah – The Pause that Refreshes (Psalm 32)

Psalm 32 32 A Maskil of David. 1  Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2  Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3  For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4  For day and night …

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1. We need God and his truth to live as we were meant to live (Gen 1:26; 2 Tim 3:16-17). 2. Each of us has been called by God to be his instrument of change in the lives of others, beginning with our families and the church (Eph 4:11-16; Col 3:15-17) 3. Our behavior is rooted in the thoughts and …

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Do I: Applying Change to Everyday Life

Change always demands a deeper understanding of the things of God and a more careful application of those truths to our lives.  Change is a lifelong process and won’t be over until we’re in glory.  As we encourage change, dealing with the needs of the present moment is not the highest priority but it is answering God’s call to holiness …

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