King David wrote, “The unfolding of Your Words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple” (Psalm 119:130, NIV). I am always so excited when the Lord shines His light on a scripture verse or passage. He always brings a fresh, revealing truth sure to shake me from my mundane thinking. Hebrews 4:12a says, “The Word of God is living and active…” (NIV). If you want to know God better, there is no better way than becoming daily acquainted with His Word. Zoë Life Words is my humble attempt to share with you some of those nuggets of truth my Lord has shared with me. It is my prayer that they will motivate you to read and discover for yourself how wonderful our Father is!
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“He himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds we have been healed.” (1 Peter 2:24, NIV)
The Hebrew word shalom means peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare, and tranquility. That definition of the peace of God describes Jehovah Shalom.
Whether our trial is financial, health-related, or issues we have caused or someone else has caused, Jehovah Jireh promises to live up to His name. He will provide for us what we need when we need it.
“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are attentive to their cry.” (Psalm 34:15, NIV)
God is not from here, He doesn’t do things they way we do! He always chooses the most unlikely candidates to bring His will and purpose to pass.
Our Lord is aware of our talents, strengths, and weaknesses. He sees our flaws and knows all about our mistakes, but it doesn’t deter him from placing His hand on us.
When you know the Scriptures, you can readily see that one man’s greed and deception led to his deeds of betrayal. The other man’s weakness led him to choices of shame and regret.
Judas made a plan for his betrayal. Peter’s denial of Jesus was impulsive, and I believe, grounded in fear.
One main difference between Judas and Peter was that Judas had a plan.
The Scripture records that faith comes by hearing. I submit to you that doubt and fear come the same way. Whatever you consistently devote yourself to will manifest when trouble comes.