Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.
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A single word can bring to mind feelings, thoughts, and/or visions that invoke messages that can be either good or bad. It is our hope to invoke a positive uplifting hope for you.

Our hope is in Yeshua (Jesus) the Son of God; that hope is salvation. He is restoring all things - He is holding out the way of peace and reconciliation for mankind - He has provided the redemption price and given us His Spirit to empower us to live a life of freedom. Today, as we humbly wait (hope for) the fullness of our redemption (eternal life), let us do so with great joy.

What is your hope?

The Apostle Peter sums up our hope and gives us a challenge:

1Pet 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (NAS unless indicated-bolding added)

1Pet 1:13 Therefore, gird your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1Pet 3:15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

Are you ready to give an answer for your hope?

RWP: (edited)

A reason concerning the hope that is in you - Ready with a spoken defense of the inward hope. This attitude calls for an intelligent grasp of the hope and skill in presenting it.


A reason of the hope] An account of your hope of the resurrection of the dead and eternal life in God's glory. This was the great object of their hope, as Christ was the grand object of their faith.


Hope - hope in what? Why is hope important? What is your hope? Let us encourage one another as we await the fullness of our redemption. (Rom 8:23 …waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.)

Jacob’s death bed declaration is the hope of Israel; it is our hope as well (remember Israel is a type of the true church of God).

Gen 49:18 "For Thy salvation I wait H6960, O LORD.

In that day - (at Yeshua’s return):

Isa 25:9 And it will be said in that day, "Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited H6960 that He might save us. … Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."

To Wait = To Hope:

H6960 (Strong)

- Transliteration: Qavah

- Definition:

1. to wait, look for, hope, expect

   b. (Piel)

1. to wait or look eagerly for

2. to lie in wait for

3. to wait for, linger for


TWOT (Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament):

1994 (qāwā) I, wait, look for, hope. (Edited for length)

This root means to wait or to look for with eager expectation. Waiting with steadfast endurance is a great expression of faith. It means enduring patiently in confident hope that God will decisively act for the salvation of his people (Gen 49:18). Those who wait in true faith are renewed in strength so that they can continue to serve the Lord while looking for his saving work (Isa 40:31). There will come a time when all that God has promised will be realized and fulfilled (Isa 49:23; Ps 37:9). In the meantime the believer survives by means of his integrity and uprightness as he trusts in God’s grace and power (Ps 25:21). His faith is strengthened through his testings, and his character is further developed (Ps 27:14). Israel is encouraged to hold fast to love and justice, i.e. they are to follow the law faithfully and maintain consistently the standards of justice, at the same time preserving an attitude of godly love (Hos 12:6; cf. Ps 37:34; Job 4:6).

God is the source of hope for his people, and he has promised them a future and a hope (Ps 62:5; Jer 29:11). Zechariah calls God’s people, "prisoners of hope." And he summons them to look forward to experiencing God’s restoration (Zech 9:12). Therefore, YHVH himself is called "the hope of Israel" (Jer 14:8; 17:13; 50:7; cf. Ps 71:5). J.E.H.


He who has hope (of eternal salvation) waits patiently; with confidence.

Be Encouraged we have Hope in YHVH (The LORD):

Job 13:15 "Though He slay me, I will hope in Him...

Ps 31:24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD.

Ps 42:5 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.

Ps 119:166 I hope for Thy salvation, O LORD, And do Thy commandments.

Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;

His Promise:

Isa 49:23 "… And you will know that I am the LORD; Those who hopefully wait for Me will not be put to shame.

Proverbs 23:17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always. 18 Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.

Jeremiah 29:11 'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

Zech 9:11 As for you also, because of the blood of My covenant with you, I have set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. 12 Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope; This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you.

The Valley of Dry Bones - Hope gone? - Picture this promise:

Ezek 37:11 Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, 'Our bones are dried up, and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off. 12 "Therefore prophesy, and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord God, "Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people... 14 "And I will put My Spirit within you, and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the LORD, have spoken and done it," declares the LORD.'"

Great is thy faithfulness:

Lam 3:22 The LORD's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Thy faithfulness. 24 "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I have hope in Him." 25 The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him. 26 It is good that he waits silently For the salvation of the LORD.


Webster 1828: (edited*)

HOPE, n. [L. cupio.]

1. A desire of some good… Hope differs from wish and desire … Hope therefore always gives pleasure or joy; whereas wish and desire may produce or be accompanied with pain and anxiety.

2. Confidence in a future event… as a hope founded on God's gracious promises…


Our Hope - the resurrection of the dead:

Acts 2:32 "This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses. 33 Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear. … 38 And Peter said to them, "Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 "For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off…"

Acts 23:6 "… I am on trial for the hope and resurrection of the dead!"

Acts 24:15 having a hope in God… there shall certainly be a resurrection …

Therefore rejoice:

Rom 5:1 Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God

All creation looks forward, in hope, to the redemption (wait = hope):

Rom 8:19 For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. … 21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God… 23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, … waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. 24 For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one also hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

As we wait - look to the Scriptures:

Rom 15:4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction… the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Our Hope is not in vain; consider:

1Cor 15:16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; 17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied. 20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.

That we might be delivered from death:

2Cor 1:9 indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves in order that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead; 10 who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,

Eph 2:12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Eph 4:4 just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

Messiah our hope:

1Tim 1:1 … and of Christ Jesus, who is our hope;

1Tim 4:10 … we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men…

Our Hope is:

Titus 1:2 in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,

Titus 3:7 that being justified by His grace we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Hope until the end:

Heb 3:6 …if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.

Heb 6:11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end,

Heb 6:18 … laying hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, 20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us…

The Good News:

1Pet 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.


Unto a living hope Peter is fond of the word "living" as in 1Pet 1:23; 1Pet 2:4; 1Pet 2:5; 1Pet 2:24; 1Pet 4:5; 1Pet 4:6. The Pharisees cherished the hope of the resurrection (Ac 23:6), but the resurrection of Jesus gave it proof and permanence (1Cor 15:14; 1Cor 15:17). It is no longer a dead hope like dead faith (Jas 2:17; Jas 2:26). This revival of hope was wrought "by the resurrection of Jesus Christ". Hope rose up with Christ from the dead…

1Pet 1:18 knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. 20 For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you 21 who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.


Additional commentary - for seekers of the hope.

Matt 12:21 "And in His name the Gentiles will hope G1679."

G1679 (Strong)

- Transliteration: Elpizo

- Definition:

1. to hope

   a. in a religious sense, to wait for salvation with joy and full confidence

2. hopefully to trust in

- Origin: from G1680

G1680 (Strong)

- Transliteration: Elpis

- Definition:

1. expectation of evil, fear

2. expectation of good, hope

   a. in the Christian sense

1. joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation

3. on hope, in hope, having hope

   a. the author of hope, or he who is its foundation

   b. the thing hoped for

TDNTa: (Edited*)

elpís [hope], elpízō [to hope],

The Early Christian Concept of Hope.

1. The NT concept of hope is essentially governed by the OT.

2. When fixed on God, hope embraces expectation, trust, and patient waiting. It is linked to faith, as in Heb. 11:1… The main difference from the OT is that the act of salvation has now been accomplished in Christ… Hope rests on faith in the act of salvation (Rom. 8:24-25) and is sustained by the Spirit (vv. 26-27). It is an integral part of the Christian life (Rom. 15:13; 12:12). As such it goes closely with faith and love (1 Th. 1:3; 1 Cor. 13:13)

3. The element of waiting for the eschatological future is prominent in Col. 1:5; 1 Tim. 4:10; Acts 23:6 (the resurrection), but hope is itself an eschatological blessing in Mt. 12:21; 1 Pet. 1:3, and cf. Christ as our hope in Col. 1:27 and hope as a gift in 2 Th. 2:16…

[R. Bultmann, II, 529-35]


ISBE - Hope (Edited*)

1. In the Old Testament:

… in the Old Testament there is no Hebrew word that has the exact force of "expectation of some good thing," so that in the King James Version "hope" stands for some 15 Hebrew words, … For the religion of the Old Testament is of all things a religion of hope, centered in God, from whom all deliverance and blessings are confidently expected (Jer 17:17; Joel 3:16; Ps 31:24; Ps 33:18; Ps 33:22; Ps 39:7, etc.). … [God] will establish a kingdom of righteousness.

2. In the New Testament:

(1) The proclamation of this coming kingdom of God was the central element in the teaching of Jesus, and the message of its near advent (Mr 1:15, etc.), … the full consummation of that kingdom, with Himself as Messiah, was made by Him a matter of the future.

(2) Hence, after the ascension the early church was left with an eschatological expectation that was primarily and almost technically the "hope" of the New Testament--"looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ" (1Pe 13-5; Rom 5:2; 8:20-24; 2Cor 3:12; Eph 1:18-21; Col 1:5, 23, 17; Titus 1:2; 3:1, 3, 7).

The foundations of this hope were many:

(a) Primarily, of course, the promises of the Old Testament, which were the basis of Christ's teaching. These promises are the "anchor of hope" that holds the soul fast (Heb 6:18-20). In part, then, the earliest Christian expectations coincided with the … "hope of Israel" (Ac 28:20; 26:6,7; Eph 2:12, and especially Ro 11:25-32)

(b) Specifically Christian, however, was the pledge given in the resurrection of Christ. This sealed His Messiahship and proved His lordship (Rom 1:4; Eph 1:18-20; 1Pet 3:21, etc.)Christ's resurrection was felt to be the first step in the general resurrection(1Co 15:23; Acts 23:6; 24:15; 26:6-7; 1Thess 4:13-14; etc.).

(c) But more than all, devotion to Christ produced a religious experience that gave certainty to hope. "Hope putteth not to shame; because the love of God hath been shed abroad in our hearts through the Holy Spirit which was given unto us" (Ro 5:5).

(3) Yet, certain though the hope might be, it was not yet attained, and the interim was an opportunity to develop faith, "the substance of the things hoped for" (Heb 11:1). Indeed, hope is simply faith directed toward the future, and no sharp distinction between faith and hope is attainable…

(4) One passage that deserves special attention is 1Co 13:13, "Now abideth faith, hope, love, these three." "Abideth" is in contrast to "shall be done away" in 13:8,9, and the time of the abiding is consequently after the Parousia; i.e. while many gifts are for the present world only, faith, hope and love are eternal and endure in the next world…

3. Practical:

Only adventist bodies can use all the New Testament promises literally… in the Fourth Gospel, where the phrase "kingdom of God" is usually replaced by the words "eternal life," i.e. for a temporal relation between this world and the next is substituted a local, so that the accent is laid on the hope that awaits the individual beyond the graveBurton Scott Easton

1Pet 1:5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Thy Kingdom come… Amen

(* editing is done to shorten length - you are encouraged to read the full commentary)


Without Hope?

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

Rejoice - we have hope:

Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous is gladness…

Proverbs 23:18 Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.

Almighty YHVH - we expectantly await the hope of Your Salvation.

Saying (s)

"Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

When we have a clear vision of our calling it will instill in us a living hope that will not give up. This works well for all of life’s situations. Faith in the truth of Scripture will be rewarded; ultimately, the hope of our salvation - eternal life in the Kingdom of God.

Matt 24:13 "But the one who endures to the end, he shall be saved.


Oh Redeemer, thank You for the hope of salvation - "Thy Kingdom Come!"

Bible Quiz
  1. In Mark 1, what statement did a man with leprosy make to Yeshua in expressing his faith?
  2. What was probably the last Epistle written by Paul?
  3. Where did Lazarus live?
  4. What nationality was Timothy’s father?
  5. Why did God reject Saul as king?
  6. Who was the commander who sent Paul from Jerusalem to Caesarea?
  7. Who said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God"?


In our pursuit of humility:

(Lessons from humility and holiness.)

"There is no pride so dangerous so subtle and insidious, as the pride of holiness… Beware, lest we make a profession of holiness, delighting in beautiful thoughts and feelings, in solemn acts of consecration and faith, while the mark of the presence of God-the disappearance of self-is obviously missing. Flee to Jesus and hide yourselves in Him until you are clothed with His humility. That alone is holiness. " Andrew Murray

Oh, to be able to have the heart to trust YHVH in everything. It is so easy in this society to yield to the pulls of human nature. A pure heart can only come from the presence of Yeshua dwelling in the inner man. Let us lift up holy hands to the only One that can make us holy and truly humble; where the pride of self is sacrificed on the tree - that our hope might be in the resurrection to eternal Life.


YHVH we beseech You to cleanse us from sin, self, and pride - fill us with Your Spirit of humility.


Understanding the precepts of prayer.

1Sa 23:9 Now David knew that Saul was plotting evil against him; so he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here." 10 Then David said, "O LORD God of Israel, Thy servant has heard for certain that Saul is seeking to come to Keilah to destroy the city on my account. 11 "Will the men of Keilah surrender me into his hand? Will Saul come down just as Your servant has heard? O LORD God of Israel, I pray, tell Your servant." And the LORD said, "He will come down."

After looking at Samuel, the Judge of Israel, we will consider David, ‘a man after God’s own heart’. David had been appointed and anointed by YHVH as Israel’s next king; here we find Saul ‘the people’s king’ seeking to destroy David. David had to flee Saul. Yet he has the advantage of having a priest, with the ephod, also fleeing Saul. Here David does not rely on his own ability but seeks the advice of YHVH, and He is answered.

1Sam 23:12 Then David said, "Will the men of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?" And the LORD said, "They will surrender you." 13 Then David and his men, about six hundred, arose and departed from Keilah, and they went wherever they could go. When it was told Saul that David had escaped from Keilah, he gave up the pursuit.

In our troubles do we turn to the One that can guide us? We might not have a priest or an ephod but we are priests that have His Spirit. And He will guide us. Our hope is not in vain if we believe:

1Pet 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

John 16:13 "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

Yeshua (Jesus), as David put his hope in You help us to do the same-thank You.

Heart of God

How does God feel about issues we face today?


Ps 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not lack.

Ephesians 5:23 tells us that we are all under Messiah, and that the husband is the head of the family.  So men, what type of leader are we?  Leadership takes a lot of work and responsibility.  Are we just being too lazy and not doing our job?

When we think about leadership, what things come to mind? Likely some dictator from histories past.  A better model to follow would be that of a shepherd and a servant.  A good leader leads by example. He follows Messiah. He is aware of the situation of those around him. He has a direction and a plan. A good leader is consistent; it is hard for those under you to follow if the rules keep changing or if your actions don’t line up with your words.  A good leader is unselfish and balanced, putting the needs of others before himself.

Being a leader means that you are a rock, a shelter, a safe place, a man on his knees asking God to lead you so you can lead your family. To give the women and children in your life an opportunity to truly be able to trust and follow you. Even when it gets hard and you make mistakes. That is a man after God’s heart. Will you be that man?

Matt 23:11 But he who is great among you will be your servant.

Material in this section is based on various prayer diaries.

Did you know:

Coffee Filters

And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Store for almost nothing.

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.  
2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome...  Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.
3.  Protect china by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.  
4.  Filter cork pieces from wine.  If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter! 
5.  Protect a cast-iron skillet.  Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.  
6.  Apply shoe polish.  Ball up a lint-free coffee filter. 
7.  Recycle frying oil.  After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.
8.  Weigh chopped foods.  Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.
9.  Hold tacos.  Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.  
10.  Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot.  Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.
11.  Prevent a Popsicle from dripping.  Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.  
12.  Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows?  Use strips of coffee filters.
13.  Put a few in a plate for your fried chicken, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them.  It soaks out all the grease.  

14.  Keep in the bathroom for shaving cuts on face or legs.

15.   As a sewing backing.  Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliquéing soft fabrics.

16.  Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.

17.  Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.

18.  Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.

19.  Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.

20.  Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies.  Saves on having extra bowls to wash.

21.  Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.

22.  Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.

23.  Use them to sprout seeds.  Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.

24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers.  Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book.

25.  Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.


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Lighter Side

Why Engineers Don't Write Recipe Books

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Additionally, add ingredient nine and ten slowly, with constant agitation.

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The Modern Church

95 Theses to the Modern Evangelical Church

by Greg Gordon - (founder of SermonIndex.net)

32. God’s prophets are ill-treated and shunned by most "Christians" considered too harsh or extreme. (Jer 6:10; Isa 6:9-10; Gal 4:16)

33. The prophets prophesy falsely, priests rule by their own power; and my people love to have it so. (Mt 24:4, 11-12; 1Cor 1:19, Jude 8 )

34. There are many false gospels being preached from pulpits in our day. (2Cor 11:4; Gal 1:8-9; Jude 16)

Cause and Effect


(By Michael Boldea Jr.)


Isaiah 43:2-3 "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in your place.

Psalm 91:7-11 A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you. You will only look on with your eyes And see the recompense of the wicked. For you have made the LORD, my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways.

Revelation 3:10-12 ‘Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. ‘I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown. ‘He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.

The wise man prepares for the worst, the foolish man sits idly by and hopes against hope that things will either miraculously, or magically turn around or get back on track.


Learn to relax without feeling guilty.

The gap between advice and help is very wide.

A good way to forget your troubles is to help other people out of theirs.

Procrastination was last seen trying to find motivation…now they are both lost.

Too many people are ready to carry the stool when the piano needs to be moved.

In this world of give and take, not enough people are willing to give what it takes.

Tact is the ability to make people see the lightning without letting them feel the jolt.


Is it not in your going with us, so that we are distinct, I and your people, from every other people on the face of the earth? (Exodus 33:16; ESV)

It is not that God simply gave [His] people a lot of rules that made them different. That's partly true, but according to Moses, it was God's presence that made all the difference. It is one thing for a people group to have their own customs and laws, for every culture has their own customs and laws. But no other nation had the Master of the Universe in their midst, who led them step-by-step, fought their battles, protected them from enemies and hostile environments, and provided for their daily needs. … When God is working in your midst, you don't have to live life as if he isn't. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why following God's directives is so important. Neglecting his instructions denies he is really with us.

Alan Gilman, Director and Writer
TorahBytes Communications

Psalm Promise

Psalm 17:3-9

Ps 17:3 Thou hast tried my heart; Thou hast visited me by night; Thou hast tested me and dost find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress. 4 As for the deeds of men, by the word of Thy lips I have kept from the paths of the violent. 5 My steps have held fast to Thy paths. My feet have not slipped.

Ps 17:6 I have called upon Thee, for Thou wilt answer me, O God; Incline Thine ear to me, hear my speech. 7 Wondrously show Thy lovingkindness, O Savior of those who take refuge at Thy right hand From those who rise up against them. 8 Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Thy wings, 9 From the wicked who despoil me, My deadly enemies, who surround me.

Blessed be YHVH (Genesis 14:20 And blessed be God Most High…)

Quiz Answers

1. If you are willing you can make me clean - Mark 1:40

2 Second Timothy

3. Bethany - John 11:1

4. Greek - Acts 16:1

5. Saul rejected the word of YHVH and violated YHVH’s command - Genesis 43:29-30

6. Claudius Lysias - Acts 23:22, 26

7. Simon Peter - Mathew 16:16