The Wise Woman Builds Her House :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus LinkUp)

The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands. Proverbs 14:1 When I read this verse Monday morning I had just finished day one of the new Hello Mornings study, At My Savior’s Feet (aff. link). The parable of that day’s focus? Build on a Rock. 46 “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?47 Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug […]

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He Must Increase, I Must Decrease :: Quietly Through Thursday {Plus Link Share}

John answered, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent before Him.’ “He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. “He must increase, but I must decrease. “He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of […]

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And the Lord Turned and Looked :: Quietly Through Thursday {Plus Link-Share}

But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying!” Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowded. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.”  So Peter went out and wept bitterly. (Luke 22:60-62) And the Lord turned and looked at him. The Lord. Jesus. The Man who said, “Peter, you are going to reject Me, deny Me, turn your back on Me.” When Peter did what […]

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Turn My Eyes From Worthless Things :: Quietly Through Thursday {plus Link Share}

  Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way. Psalm 119:37 This verse just grabs your attention, doesn’t it? It make you stop and go wow, right? Do you have a handful of worthless things that come to mind? I could give you a list a mile long of my worthless things. Things I spend…no, waste my time on that are of no benefit to anyone. Scrolling through social media, binge watching tv, binge eating, mopping the floor…. ok, maybe the last one isn’t worthless, but it’s so not […]

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Quietly Through 1st John :: An Online Bible Study

The first epistle of John. It’s rich with truths about God’s love for us and His love working through us. It’s also full of instructions on how to allow His love to grow within and pour from us. First John also contains some intimidating verses like “by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments “(1 John 2:3) or “whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in Him” (1 John 2:5). I know that I don’t keep the Lord’s commands perfectly and at one point in my life […]

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Quietly Through Thursday :: Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!

When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ feet, saying “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!” (Luke 5:8) Depart! I am a sinner! Get away from me Jesus! Do you hear the sorrow in Peter’s voice? The agony? The urgency? Because of the fishing miracle Jesus had just performed, Simon Peter knew (or at least has some idea) that he was in the presence of a Man of great power and significance. Whether or not he knew he is in the presence of God, I don’t know. But what […]

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3 Resources To Help You Read the Book of Mark {Quietly Through Thursday}

If you’ve been reading Quietly Through your Bible then you know our little community began the Gospel according to Mark today. Here are a few resources to help you read the Book of Mark. (Not sure what Quietly Through is? Check it out here.) Caught by Jesus is a 6-week Bible study in the Gospel of Mark. Six weeks is much longer than the time the Quietly Through reading plan takes to get through Mark. However, you could simply read the Bible study commentary that goes along with the Quietly Through passages and skip the […]

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Quietly Through Thursday :: That Our Eyes May Be Opened

This post was written while ready Quietly Through the Bible. Join the community.   Now as they went out of Jericho, a great multitude followed Him. And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!” Then the multitude warned them that they should be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!” So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, “What do you want […]

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Quietly Through Thursday :: Doubt Doesn’t Weaken His Promises

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psalm 9:10 I doubt. A lot. I doubt whether or not I’m doing enough for God. I doubt whether or not I’m actually living for Him. I doubt whether or not He will say welcome when I approach His throne at the end of my time on earth and say, “Lord, Lord.” I doubt. Because I know I am a sinner. I know I stink at just about everything I do. I know my motives are often […]

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Is It All For Nothing? :: A Look At Matthew 7:21-23

 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Matthew 7:21-23 I never knew you? This passage makes me squirm a little. The idea that I could live my life (or think that […]

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