The Good Word

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 23:23

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 01 June 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 628

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 23:23

Today's Good Word suggests an interesting question — how do we "buy" truth? Take a second to think about how you might respond.

The word "buy" means to "obtain in exchange for payment." If the objective is to acquire truth, then what must we give (or pay) for it? Here are some ideas: 

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 34:14

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 25 May 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 585

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 34:14

If you want a motto for your everyday interactions with other people, here it is. Let's think about how we can all apply today's Good Word in our day-to-day lives.

 

Spread the Good Word: Romans 5:1

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 18 May 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 454

Spread the Good Word: Romans 5:1

"For the wages of sin is death; but ..."

What comes next, Bible scholars?

"...the gift of God is eternal life..."

There's more! What comes next?

"...through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Romans 6:23 goes right along with today's Good Word from the previous chapter of Paul's letter. 

"Therefore being justified by ..."

  • All of our good deeds
  • How long we've been serving God
  • The number of people we've led to Christ
  • How much money we tithed

No. Being justified by faith, we have peace with God. Translation: Christ's sacrifice on our behalf satisfies God's justice, and we are no longer the sinful enemies of God but His repentant, devoted children.

Thank God for the plan of salvation through Jesus Christ!

This article has undergone ministry review and approval.

Spread the Good Word: Isaiah 54:13

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 11 May 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 693

Spread the Good Word: Isaiah 54:13

Have you ever seen someone who wasn't raised with faith come to the Lord? And then their family members follow? These people break the cycle, so to speak, and the entire trajectory of their family tree is forever changed — for the better!

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 119:165

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 04 May 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 540

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 119:165

Are you looking for a little more peace in your life? We all probably are! Today's Good Word tells us how we can find more — by loving God's law. Not exactly something you'd read in a magazine or on your favorite blog, huh? 

Spread the Good Word: Habakkuk 2:14

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 27 April 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 663

Spread the Good Word: Habakkuk 2:14

Today's Good Word is one of hope for the future. When you think about our world today, it may be difficult to believe that someday everyone will know the glory of the Lord. 

Spread the Good Word: 2 John 1:6

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 20 April 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 633

Spread the Good Word: 2 John 1:6

Have you ever wondered how you can show more love to the people around you? Today's Good Word gives a hint.

In fact, this verse and the surrounding verses draw a strong connection between loving one another and keeping God's commandments, as if they're almost reciprocal. If you do one you'll do the other. We can best love others when we're doing our best to be like Christ.

Spread the Good Word: 1 Samuel 15:22

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 13 April 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 777

Spread the Good Word: 1 Samuel 15:22

Today's Good Word comes from a particularly memorable moment in the Old Testament where God tells Saul, the king of Israel, to do battle against the Amalekites and to utterly destroy them and all that they have.

Saul destroyed most everything and everyone — except the king and the best of the livestock. Saul figured it was a good idea to make an example of the king and sacrifice the animals to God. 

Do you remember what Saul said when he returned from battle? In verse 13 he proclaimed, "I have performed the commandment of the Lord."

In his mind, he'd done what God had told him to do. Except that he didn't.

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 141:3

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 06 April 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 2675

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 141:3

Today's Good Word sounds like a great prayer that we can all pray at the start of each day. Wouldn't it be wonderful to go an entire day without saying something negative, hurtful, or careless? What about that imaptient, demanding tone we sometimes use? I'm sure we'd all like to reach out and grab some of the words we said yesterday and put them back into our mouths. 

Spread the Good Word: Exodus 12:13

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 30 March 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 655

Spread the Good Word: Exodus 12:13

Today's Good Word comes from the passover story. If you remember, Moses instructed the children of Israel in Egypt to put the blood of a lamb on their doorposts so that they'd be spared from the final plague — the death of the family's firstborn. 

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 32:7

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 23 March 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 650

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 32:7

If you are going through something difficult today, we hope that the simple promise in today's Good Word brings you comfort and hope. 

The next time you feel like you're in a hurricane of hardship, just imagine the Lord pushing away all of the bad things that are happening, replacing the howling wind with beautiful harmony. Imagine Him fully surrounding you with His protection so that nothing can touch you. And, most importantly, reiterating His promise that He will deliver you from this time of trouble. 

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 29:18

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 16 March 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 798

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 29:18

Today's Good Word reminds us how important it is to see clearly. And you know we're not talking glasses and contact lenses. We need our inner eye to be operating as close to 20/20 as possible. 

What does that mean?

Spread the Good Word: Luke 11:3

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 09 March 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 693

Spread the Good Word: Luke 11:3

Today's Good Word reminds us that we must look to God every day for natural and spiritual sustenance.

Thankfully, many of us have enough actual "bread" on hand to last for weeks, so we're not wondering where our next meal is going to come from. But, each day we thank God for the food He provides, realizing that it's there because of His grace.

Spread the Good Word: Hebrews 6:10

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 02 March 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1086

Spread the Good Word: Hebrews 6:10

Today's Good Word reminds us that the work we do isn't for nothing. Sometimes we don't see the results we desire in the timeframe we expect, especially when it comes to the things of God. 

Maybe you've been teaching youth classes, but it doesn't seem like the young people are "getting it." Perhaps you've been giving your testimony to a friend or co-worker, and he or she hasn't comitted to visiting church yet. These things take time. 

Spread the Good Word: Moroni 7:13

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 23 February 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1290

Spread the Good Word: Moroni 7:13

Today's Good Word inspires us to take inventory of the major influences in our lives and ask, "Does this thing invite and entice me to do good and love and serve God?"

If the answer is no, then we should rethink that thing and probably get rid of its influence on us.

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