Wednesday, November 23, 2011

daily meditation: blessed are the peacemakers

"Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
     but those who plan peace have joy."
Proverbs 12:20

We have been given the ministry of reconciliation as ambassadors of Christ. As one of my pastors, Larry McCall, has often said, Christians must "wage peace."

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

daily meditation: change the heart, change the man

"A wise man's heart inclines him to the right,
     but a fool's heart to the left."
Ecclesiastes 10:2

How are Christians able to make godly decisions in times of distress, pressure, and myriad of choices? God has given them a new heart. That new heart is wise.

Monday, November 21, 2011

daily meditation: he keeps us

"I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness;
     I will take you by the hand and keep you;
I will give you as a covenant for the people,
     a light for the nations"
Isaiah 42:6
He keeps us from falling away from grace for a reason; we are to be a light to the nations. He calls us in righteousness so that we may live to make his holiness known.