You who were not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’

By David Maby | August 1, 2018

25 As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”  26 “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’”…

We are His Clay

By David Maby | July 31, 2018

19 You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?” 20 But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Has the potter no right over the clay,…

Don’t Harden Your Heart

By David Maby | July 30, 2018

17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” 18 So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills. – Romans 9:17-18 God’s…

God of Mercy

By David Maby | July 28, 2018

14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God’s part? By no means! 15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” 16 So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who…

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness

By David Maby | July 27, 2018

9 For this is what the promise said: “About this time next year I will return, and Sarah shall have a son.” 10 And not only so, but also when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac, 11 though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad-in…

Covenants – have not failed

By David Maby | July 25, 2018

6 But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, 7 and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” 8 This means that it is not the children of…

Israel: from them is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever

By David Maby | July 24, 2018

1 I am speaking the truth in Christ-I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit- 2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen…

All things work together for good, for those who love God.

By David Maby | July 23, 2018

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28 Who are those who love God? What does it mean to love God? It is hard to maintain a distance relationship. People who live great distances apart…

The Spirit Himself Intercedes for Us

By David Maby | July 22, 2018

26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints…