motivational: DOUBLE COMPENSATION FOR THE SUFFERING OF YEARS - 01/21/19 02:09 AM
DOUBLE COMPENSATION FOR THE SUFFERING OF YEARS ISAIAH 61:7 Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY Double compensation for the suffering of years. MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY Though our hands are employed about them, our hearts are not entangled with them, but preserved entire for God and his service, then the sons of the alien are our ploughmen and vine-dressers. Those whom He sets at liberty, he sets to work.  BARNES' NOTES That … (0 comments)

motivational: PROTECTION - 01/20/19 04:46 AM
PROTECTION
ZECHARIAH 2:5 For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.
PULPIT COMMENTARY She will not need walls. God will be her protection, not only defending her from attack, but consuming the enemy who may presume to assault her.
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motivational: OVERCOME DISAPPOINTMENT BY BELIEVING IN GOD'S PLAN - 12/27/18 09:04 AM
OVERCOME DISAPPOINTMENT BY BELIEVING IN GOD'S PLAN
DEFINITION of DISAPPOINTMENT sadness, regret, dismay, sorrow; the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one's hopes or expectations.
ISAIAH 55;8-9 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
PULPIT COMMENTARY Both the thoughts and the acts of God surpass man's understanding. Men find it hard to pardon those who have offended them; God can pardon, and … (2 comments)

motivational: PEACE - 12/13/18 05:14 AM
PEACE
ISAIAH 26:12 LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.
JAMIESON-FAUSSET-BROWN BIBLE COMMENTARY peace—God's favor, including all blessings, temporal and spiritual, opposed to their previous trials
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motivational: THANKSGIVING - 11/20/18 03:20 PM
THANKSGIVING
PSALM 50:23 The one who offers "thanksgiving" as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!
PULPIT COMMENTARY As the wicked have their parting warning, so the godly have their parting encouragement. God is "glorified" by those who offer him praise from a sincere heart; and if a man will lay down for himself a straight path and pursue it, God will "show him his salvation;' i.e. will bring him to peace and blessedness.
* if a man will lay down for himself a straight path and pursue it, God will "show him … (3 comments)

motivational: WHAT DOES IT MATTER - 11/17/18 06:07 PM
WHAT DOES IT MATTER
PHILLIPPIANS 1:18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,
BARNES' NOTES Some views of his life and work will be presented, which, though they may be far enough from full views, are yet better than none. Though there may be much error in what is said, yet there will be also some truth. It would be better to have preachers that were better instructed, or that were more prudent, or that … (2 comments)

motivational: THIS PROMISE - 11/14/18 05:55 AM
THIS PROMISE
GENESIS 12:3 I will bless those who bless you and whoever curses you I will curse and all the people of the earth will be blessed through you. 
BENSON COMMENTARY This promise crowned all the rest; for it pointed at the Messiah, “in whom all the promises are yea and amen.” Now, with what astonishing exactness has God fulfilled these promises, and yet how unlikely it was, at the time they were made, that they should be fulfilled! Surely we need no other proof that the historian wrote by inspiration of God!
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motivational: A STRONG WOMAN IS NOT A BLIND LAMB - 11/13/18 04:21 AM
A STRONG WOMAN IS NOT A BLIND LAMB
A strong woman is not a blind lamb. We don't follow people for the sake of following. This can feel like a threat by those who like control so don't think it strange when you are shunned by them.
2 CORINTHIANS 12:9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY He finds not comfort only, but actual delight, in his consciousness of weakness, because … (0 comments)

motivational: DAILY WE CHOOSE TO PUT GOD FIRST - 11/02/18 05:29 AM
DAILY WE CHOOSE TO PUT GOD FIRST 
JOSHUA 24:15 ...choose you this day whom ye will serve...
CLARKE'S COMMENTARY He therefore calls upon the people to make their choice, for God himself would not force them - they must serve him with all their heart if they served him at all.
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motivational: LET US STUDY TO BE QUIET - 10/22/18 08:34 AM
LET US STUDY TO BE QUIET
I THESSALONIANS 4:11-12 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY Satan is busy to trouble us; and we have in our hearts what disposes us to be unquiet; therefore let us study to be quiet. Those who are busy-bodies, meddling in other men's matters, have little quiet in their own minds, and cause … (1 comments)

motivational: YOUR WORD IS TRUTH - 10/16/18 05:12 AM
THOSE WHO WALK IN THE WAY OF THE WORLD, ARE TURNED FROM FOLLOWING CHRIST
COLOSSIANS 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.
BENSON COMMENTARY Because it was grounded, not on truth, or solid reason, but on the vain and false traditions of men.
JOHN 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
*your word is truth
MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY But there is a philosophy which is vain and deceitful; and while it pleases men's fancies, hinders … (1 comments)

motivational: THERE IS REST AND PEACE ENJOYED IN THE WAYS OF GOD - 10/13/18 06:28 AM
THERE IS REST AND PEACE ENJOYED IN THE WAYS OF GOD
JEREMIAH 6:16 This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.
GILL'S EXPOSTION and ask for the old paths; of righteousness and holiness, which Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and others, walked in, and follow them; and the way of salvation by Christ, which, though called a new way,
and ye shall find rest for your souls; there is rest and peace enjoyed in the ways of … (2 comments)

motivational: WELCOME TO THE NEW YOU THROUGH CHRIST - 10/12/18 05:22 AM
WELCOME TO THE NEW YOU THROUGH CHRIST 
Better decisions, better connections, let the Lord testify for you what the evil one was testifying against you will not bare fruit. Testimony come once and for all, believe for total freedom. The battles of this level are done. Welcome to the new you through Christ. -Amen
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motivational: INWARD COMFORT UNDER ALL OUTWARD TROUBLES - 10/11/18 04:21 AM
INWARD COMFORT UNDER ALL OUTWARD TROUBLES PSALM 35:1 Of David. Contend, LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me. BENSON COMMENTARY Oppose thyself to them, and keep off all their assaults. MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY David prayed to God to manifest himself in his trial. Let me have inward comfort under all outward troubles, to support my soul. If God, by his Spirit, witness to our spirits that he is our salvation, we need desire no more to make us happy. If God is our Friend, no matter who is our enemy. By the Spirit of prophecy, David foretells … (0 comments)

motivational: WITH MY GOD I CAN SCALE A WALL - 10/09/18 02:13 PM
WITH MY GOD I CAN SCALE A WALL PSALM 18:29 With your help I can advance against a troop, with my God I can scale a wall.  DEFINITION of SCALE: estimate, judge, climb, go up and (music) PRAISE IS OUR WEAPON. … (0 comments)

motivational: A MOUSETRAP - 10/06/18 04:50 AM
THERE IS ALWAYS FREE CHEESE IN A MOUSETRAP
It is easier to avoid temptation than it is to resist temptation.
Think about your greatest temptations and what you can do to avoid them, rather than trying to resist them,” he said. “I then invite you to wisely follow through on the avoidance revelation that comes to you.”
Proverbs 4:14–15 “Enter not into the path of the wicked. … Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.”
The wisdom of Solomon in this passage is to be discovered in the word avoid, he said. He had discovered, as … (0 comments)

motivational: LOVE EACH OTHER DEEPLY - 10/04/18 05:58 AM
LOVE EACH OTHER DEEPLY
1 PETER 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY To “cover,” in Hebrew, often means to “forgive,” the idea being that of an offensive object which you bury or hide by putting something else over it; for examples, whereas a bitter enemy will rake up every old grudge again and again, one who loves will not allow even himself to see the wrongs done to him by a friend.
BENSON COMMENTARY It will cause us to excuse them in others, and will entitle us, through divine mercy to the … (1 comments)

motivational: SHOULD'NT THIS BE OUR HEART - 10/02/18 11:35 AM
SHOULD'NT THIS BE OUR HEART  *He rejoiceth more over that found sheep than over the ninety and nine which remained in safety.  MATTHEW 18:12 "What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? BENSON COMMENTARY With persevering diligence? And if he find it — After long and painful seeking; he rejoiceth more over that sheep. — Which was in such danger of being finally lost; than over the ninety and nine which remained in safety. PULPIT … (1 comments)

motivational: PRAY - 10/02/18 05:52 AM
PRAY
LUKE 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
PULPIT COMMENTARY Jesus himself, on his cross, when he prayed that his murderers might be forgiven, for they knew not what they were doing, and his true servant Stephen, who copied faithfully his Lord in his own dying moments, are beautiful though extreme examples of what is meant here.
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motivational: GOD BLESS KAVANAUGH - 09/29/18 05:09 AM
GOD BLESS KAVANAUGH
Believing God that the storms that have caused people to misunderstand him will have no ill effects in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He will bounce back!
MARK 14:56 Many gave false testimony against him, but their statements did not agree.
PULPIT COMMENTARY Whatever things these witnesses brought forward were either false, or self-contradictory, or beside the purpose.
GILL'S EXPOSITION but their witness agreed not together; which showed it to be false, and so not to be admitted; for witnesses were to be as one in their testimony, or not to be received.
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