Scripture for Today

“I have seen that everything [human] has its limits and end [no matter how extensive, noble, and excellent] but Your commandment is exceedingly broad and extends without limits [into eternity]” (Psalm 119:96, AMP).

When there is hopelessness all around us we find hope in setting our thoughts on what God through the power of The Holy Spirit can do in your life even today. Be encouraged. Don’t dwell in a dark cave of thinking thoughts that limit God. The apostle Paul instructs us to think on things that do have hope. [ Meditate on These Things ] “…whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”

“Everything I see has its limits, but your commands have none. ” Psalm 119:96 (NCV)

13 thoughts on “Scripture for Today

  1. We were reminded in Gary’s lesson, yesterday of the Scripture that says, “But we have the mind of Christ” He (the Holy Spirit) has been freely given to us and HE knows our thoughts and He knows God’s thoughts and reveals them to us, if we can but listen and act.
    When dark thoughts assail us, when we think unthinkable thoughts or an evil thought pops into our minds or presents itself as an option or an action, and they will, we must take every thought captive and bring each under the authority of Christ’s mind because we do have it. Paul said so and in 2Cor. 10:5, Paul tells us to “cast down imaginations and every high thing/act/deed that exalts itself, that prides up like proud fleshly thinking and bring them into captivity…every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
    God has made a way for us in every situation if we would but humble ourselves and submit to the mind of Christ within us.

  2. This is such an encouraging blog, particularly, “…Don’t dwell in a dark cave of thinking thoughts that limit God.”
    I thought about this after having read an account of Ninevah in Jonah 3 this am. Now Jonah had been sent to Ninevah because of their great sin and wickedness to cry out against it and declare to it that God said it would be overthrown. They deserved God’s punishment and judgement. That seems to me like a pretty hopeless situation. Yet the king of Ninevah faced this truth head-on rather than get angry or react in hopelessness. Vs 5 says that the king believed God. He then declared a fast for every person and animal, told them to cry mightily to God and turn from their violence and evil ways. Rather than stay in a dark cave of hopless thoughts that limit God’s mercy and grace (even thought they must have really deserved that punishment), his thoughts and actions express trust and belief. In hope he said “Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish?”
    In God’s limitless grace and mercy this is how he responded to their thoughts and actions: “Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.”
    …and from II Chron 7:13,14
    “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ”
    Hope in the face of hoplessness.

  3. The eternal GOD is limitless. Gary reminded us on Sunday that for all eternity in Heaven, we will be learning about God. He is so limitless that even throughout forever there will still be new and exciting things that our GOD will reveal to us through the ages and eons and eras of “forever”. He certainly is limitless and our zeal to know more and more of Him will also be limitless.

  4. “He determines the number of the stars
    and calls them each by name.

    Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
    his understanding has no limit.”
    Psalm 147:4-5

  5. “a limitless generation”……..A scripture came to my mind, after reading this, but I cannot seem to find it, in my Bible, right now. I believe it reads something like this, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” Hum….sure seems to support this “limitless generation”, doesn’t it?

  6. Romans 8:28-31 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He alos justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

  7. In thinking about Romans 8:31 “…If God is for us, who can be against us?” makes me think about another scripture for us.

    I Peter 2:9 (NCV) ” But you are a chosen people, royal priests, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession. You were chosen to tell about the wonderful acts of God, who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
    Read from the message with me and let’s sing it as well; (OK see I am one step ahead of Needles, sing)

    1 Peter 2:9,10 (The Message) “But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.”

  8. Oh, thanks for the location of the scripture I was looking for, Sara. Here are the footnotes for verses 31-34, from my Bible. (the footnotes cover down through verse 34) “Do you ever think that because you aren’t good enough for God, He will not save you? Do you ever feel that salvation is for everyone else but you?Then these verses are especially for you. If God gave His Son for you, He isn’t going to hold back the gift of salvation! If Christ gave His life for you, He isn’t going to turn around and condemn you! HE WILL NOT WITHOLD ANYTHING YOU NEED TO LIVE FOR HIM. The book of Romans is more than a theological explaination of God’s redeeming grace- it is a letter of comfort and confidence to you.” Now, here are some footnotes from my Bible for 1 Peter 2: 9,10. “People often base their self-concept on their accomplishments. But our relationship with Christ is far more important than our jobs, successes, wealth, or knowledge. We have been chosen by God as His very own, and we have been called to represent Him to others. Remember that your value comes from being one of God’s children, not from what you can achieve. You have worth because of what God does not because of what you do.
    Thanks for the scripture in 1 Peter, Sara.

  9. Thanks Needles, love the footnotes. If we begin to feel limits we should read these scriptures with footnotes and know that we are a deep as the sea when sailing with God. “You have worth because of what God does.” Now I call that worth, don’t you?

  10. Yes,Needles, having God’s view of worth helps define who we are.
    Here’s another scripture that helps show us our worth.
    “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:6-8

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