Margin notes: A different kind of blessedness.

Jeremiah 17:7–8 (ESV) — 7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. 8 He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear … Continue reading

Margin notes: Heading somewhere?

Proverbs 4:25–27 (ESV) — 25 Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. 26 Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. 27 Do not swerve to the right or … Continue reading

Margin notes: Christians Tribulate

Acts 16:40 (ESV) — 40 So they went out of the prison and visited Lydia. And when they had seen the brothers, they encouraged them and departed. I am grateful for Paul’s sensitivity in this moment. He is well aware … Continue reading

Margin notes: “Christian”

Acts 11:26c (ESV) — 26c And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians. What is a Christian? In our day that can mean almost anything. If one is not Jewish, Muslim, or an adherent of some other major religion, they … Continue reading

Margin notes: Determined

Psalm 57:7 (ESV) — 7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! The heading of this Psalm tells us that it was penned by David when he fled from Saul after … Continue reading

Margin notes: Speaking with forked tongues.

James 3:4–10 (ESV) — 4 Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5 So also the … Continue reading

Margin notes: Lazarus Laughed

John 12:9–11 (ESV) — 9 When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 So the … Continue reading