Les Braswell

  The Love of God.    Lam. 3:22 - Because of the LORD's great love...

      Scripture clearly states life eternal is to know the One true God and Jesus Christ Whom He sent. Any good thing provided in our lives above knowing God more intimately is merely granted blessing above and beyond. Thinking, if God did not promise...

II Cor. 4:16 - Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. (NIV) Comparisons of relative deprivation generally are as unhealthy as comparisons with those in better circumstance....

Eph. 5:16 - making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. (NIV) This past week at our men's group, an individual shared of great heartbreak and grief. My second time around him, 'Bill' always wore a smile and is quick...

Psa. 62:5 - Yes, my soul, find rest in God my hope comes from Him. (NIV) Dependence upon the Lord is being reinforced in life. To the extent God desires everything or all encountered brought before Him. It becomes easy after years of walking with the...

Col. 3:1 - 3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ...

Phil. 3:7 - But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. All people experience loss. Some more than others, but no one is immune. Some things suffered as loss are much greater than others. The interesting perspective Paul...

I John 3:1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. We read and hear about God's unconditional agape...

Matt. 8:34 - Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region. (NIV) Reading Matthew chapter eight, I find one of the most interesting and profound chapters with insight into the heart of...

Luke 2:9, 10 - And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy...

Rom. 12:8 - If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Scripture has some very specific directions on how to address conflict. So much so in times past, I turned the truths and principles into a formula. A + B = C...

Eph. 6:10 - Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. (NIV) How humbling used by Thee, Why oh God, do You speak to me? Some read the words You say, Eternal value in price did pay! Brothers and sisters the world all around, Many without...

Neh. 8:10 - This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (NIV) This verse is a favorite and repeated by many often. Uplifting and encouraging but how exactly do we achieve it. A look at Nehemiah's...

Job 3: 24, & 28 - Why do you hide your face and consider me your enemy? … So man wastes away like something rotten, like a garment eaten by moths?" (NIV) Suffering as Job start so well, Accepting good and bad, Both pass through...

Eph. 2:10 - For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (NIV) The last two visits to my new doctor have been quite enlightening. Mostly from me asking very pointed questions. He...

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