The Glorious Goodness of God

Ruth 4:7-12 Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning redeeming and exchanging: to confirm a transaction, the one drew off his sandal and gave it to the other, and this was the manner of attesting in Israel. 8 So when the redeemer said to Boaz, “Buy it for yourself,” he drew off his sandal. 9 Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, “You are witnesses this day that I have bought from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and to Mahlon.

The Wings of the Redeemer

1 Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, should I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you? 2 Is not Boaz our relative, with whose young women you were? See, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor. 3 Wash therefore and anoint yourself, and put on your cloak and go down to the threshing floor, but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.

The Radiance Of The Glory Of God

Hebrews 1:7-9 Of the angels he says,
“He makes his angels winds,
and his ministers a flame of fire.”
8 But of the Son he says,
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

Good morning Grace church.

The Covenant Lord

As we’ve seen and heard the last two weeks, the Psalms are a gift from God to help us rightly conform our emotions to God’s word. Without tethering our feelings to truth, we can be led off course. That’s the big idea of why we spend time in the Psalms, so that we ground our emotions in truths about Who God is and what he has done for us.

Forget Not All His Benefits

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Psalms 103:1-5 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, 3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, 5 who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Gospel Contrast

We have spent a lot of time lately looking at the severity of our sin and how bad we really are. In order to see the gospel as good news we have to see both how bad we really are apart from Christ and how glorious the work of Jesus is. And when we see the contrast the gospel creates, it leads us to worship. No matter how many times we hear the gospel, I pray that it would not cease to be good news to us.

Grace Lavished Upon Us

This week we will look at Jesus’ first miracle in the book of John. It's easy to whisk through a story like this and miss the wonder of what Jesus did. So often we look at our temporary needs that we lose perspective of the deepest need of our souls. But Jesus not only knows our deepest needs, but he abundantly meets them. And there’s more of that to come. Pray that we would exchange our temporary cares for the deep, lasting grace we get in Jesus and that we would be freshly amazed by his signs and work.

God’s Wrath and Grace Displayed Through a Desert Detour

Numbers 21:4-9 – From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. 5 And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” 6 Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.

The Sleepless Keeper

Psalms 121
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?
2 My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand.