May we, shout it from the mountaintops, that Jesus Christ is Lord! May his blessing, continue to fall upon us us. May we rejoice in our suffering, for his names sake. Let him hear from you, too all who believe.


Thank you friends, who through watching your diligence in being faithful in the word, and your comments, now and then, along with just living life, bring me joy, as we spend time in Gods word together. God Bless You!

But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.

Father, may we all, who profess your name, be telling a lost world, the Good News, that our souls were bought with a price, that we can never repay, by Jesus perfect life, his giving of himself for us, out of perfect love, that we might be rescued from ourselves, to a new life in him. Your word never returns empty, and YOUR LOVE NEVER FAILS.

You all are a blessing. Thank you for following my random thoughts in the mornings. 🙂🙏🙂

Our prayers are not for us to be seen, but for us and our hearts to be seen by God. It is not for us to receive Glory, but for him to receive Glory and Honor and Praise, and to petition him for his will ours needs? It’s not about us, but about him.

In my own strength, I would not have the capacity to love, but Paul says, in Philippians, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. –Lord, through your strength, help me to love others who are unlovable, just as I was to you.–

Our Hope is in you Lord, for the security in knowing, that even though we live in a world that is passing away, you have a place ready for us that will NEVER fade away.

See notes below on being called.

Notes from the John MacArthur study Bible.

1:7 beloved of God … called as saints. The Gr. text records these as 3 separate privileges: 1) God has set His love on His own ( 5:5 ; 8:35 ; Eph 1:6 ; 2:4 , 5 ; 1Jn 3:1 ); 2) He has extended to them not only the general, external invitation to believe the gospel ( Is 45:22 ; 55:6 ; Eze 33:11 ; Mt 11:28 ; Jn 7:37 ; Rev 22:17 ), but His effectual calling—or His drawing to Himself all those He has chosen for salvation ( 8:30 ; 2Th 2:13 , 14 ; 2Ti 1:9 ; see note on Jn 6:44 ); and 3) God has set believers apart from sin unto Himself, so that they are holy ones ( 1Co 3:16 , 17 ; 1Pe 2:5 , 9 ). Rome. See Introduction: Background and Setting. Grace … peace. Paul’s standard greeting ( 1Co 1:3 ; 2Co 1:2 ; Gal 1:3 ; Eph 1:2 ; Php 1:2 ; Col 1:2 ; 1Th 1:1 ; 2Th 1:2 ; 1Ti 1:2 ; 2Ti 1:2 ; Titus 1:4 ; Phm 3 ).

Forgive us Lord, when we seek help in the temporal things. May we ALWAYS, find comfort and help in you, no matter what comes our way. NOTHING, can separate us from your LOVE!