DIG for Thursday the 9th of February…..there is one that that will endure for ever…..1 Peter 1 v 25

Fashions come and good, trends in music come and go, celebrities come and go; there is not a lot out there that really endures for any length of time.

There is one thing however that will endure forever and that is the word of God.

We can be assured that God’s word is permanent and also that it is unchanging.

We can read His Word and be assured that it is truth.

All Scripture is God breathed so therefore it has to be the truth; this to me is obvious.

God will not lie so His word must also be the truth.

If we read the word we can take comfort in that this is God speaking to us and we can rely upon it for accuracy.

Are you looking to hear from God tonight?

Are you asking for a word from God?

Well, open up His word (open up your Bible) and you can hear from Him right now!

If only more believers would understand that the Bible is the direct word of God, more would hear from Him.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your word, thank you for its truth and for its permanency”.

1 Peter 1 v 25…..But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you


DIG for Wednesday the 8th of February…..rejoice at all times, simple theology…..Philippians 4 v 4

There are verses that I return to in the Word again and again, so obviously write about in my DIGs again and again.

One such verse is Philippians 4 v 4.

Sometimes verses in the Bible are difficult to understand.

Some times verses could be discussed and argued over with people able to take different views and opinions as to what it means.

But Philippians 4 v 4 is not such a verse.

This verse is crystal clear, this verse is easy to understand; this verse does not need an explanation from a respected theologian!

We are to rejoice, rejoice in the Lord at all times and rejoice no matter what our circumstances are.

We are to rejoice when times are good and times are bad.

We are to rejoice when times are easy and times are difficult.

We are to rejoice in the rain and in the sunshine.

But that is really difficult you may be saying.

Well, it is not if our focus is on the Lord and the things of the Lord.

No matter what circumstances we are in we can rejoice that we have been forgiven and reconciled, made righteous and saved.

If we are alive and breathing and if we are focussing on the Lord we are able to rejoice; it is simply a conscious choice that we have to make.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for all the good things I have in my life through the finished work of Jesus”.

Philippians 4 v 4…..Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say, Rejoice

DIG for Tuesday the 7th of February…..acceptance comes before performance…..John 8 v 11

I have often said in my DIGs that all the words in the Bible are there for a reason; they are also in a specific order for a purpose.

Take John 8 v 11 for example.

In the account before this Jesus has had an encounter with the religious Pharisees and the woman taken in adultery.

Jesus has asked those without sin to cast the first stone, and of course everyone left (John 8 v 7 to 9).

Jesus asked the woman if anyone has condemned her and she says no one.

Then Jesus speaks out to her in love, compassion and mercy.

He tells her that He does not condemn her and then says go and sin no more.

He accepts her and forgives her and then says go and sin no more.

This is a picture of how forgiveness from the Lord comes before performance.

Many people think that if they are good and sin less that God will love them, bless them, forgive them and accept them.

This is not true.

All these things come before religious performance.

Jesus is more concerned that we come to Him rather than our religious dos and don’ts.

Yes, He thinks that we should not sin as that is not good for us or for those around us, but this is not His primary concern; we can see that in the order that He says things to the woman taken in adultery.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you are merciful and forgiving toward us irrespective of our religious performance”.

John 8 v 11…..She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more