Tag Archives: standards

Mercy; April 26, 2020


James 2:12-13 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment! I think a … Continue reading

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Purity; April 16, 2020


Titus 1:15-16 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. They claim to know God, but by their actions … Continue reading

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God’s Standard; December 16, 2019


Matthew 5:46 “If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?” The whole Sermon on the Mount lays out a standard that seems impossibly high to us, simply because … Continue reading

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Justice and Mercy; December 11, 2019


Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. This is a dearly loved verse, set … Continue reading

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Sin and Repentance; November 14, 2019


Isaiah 66:3-4 “They have chosen their own ways, and their souls delight in their abominations; so I also will choose harsh treatment for them and will bring upon them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered, when … Continue reading

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Skipped Verses; July 1, 2019


Deuteronomy 7:16 You must destroy all the peoples the Lord your God gives over to you. Do not look on them with pity and do not serve their gods, for that will be a snare to you. This is the … Continue reading

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Complaining; May 13, 2019


Philippians 2:5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. The verses that follow are a truly anointed description of Christ, so this verse presents an impossibly high standard. The fact that it is impossible … Continue reading

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Depending on God; June 14, 2018


Luke 6:36 “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” Jesus applied the same standard to us that He was held to Himself: the Father. As an eternal member of the Godhead He was able to meet that standard, even … Continue reading

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