VerseD: Matthew 7:24

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
Matthew 7:24, NASB

On Christ the solid rock we stand … if only we believe this Son of God came and died for our sins, as He said.

VerseD: James 1:17

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
James 1:17, NASB

God does not change nor tempt with evil.

He only gives good gifts, generally to all, but specifically to His people. Most specifically, He gives grace and salvation.

VerseD: Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.
Matthew 16:24, NASB

Christianity is not a simple “Just believe, and all is good” faith. Jesus expects us to deny ourselves and look more like Him, to turn aside from sin and sacrificially love others.

VerseD: Matthew 11:15

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
Matthew 11:15, NASB

God’s truth is difficult for our sinful minds to accept, but seeking His wisdom and righteousness and allowing the Holy Spirit to awaken our minds helps us understand.

VerseD: Lamentations 3:22-23

The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22‭-‬23, NASB

Life is tough.

Yet, we should focus on how He takes care of us and blesses us every day, especially His saving us from our sins.

VerseD: Romans 10:17

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
Romans 10:17, NASB

How can others come to faith in Christ unless we tell them?

The Father enjoys using His faithful children to spread the gospel of His Son.

VerseD: Psalm 130:5

I wait for the Lord , my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.
Psalms 130:5, NASB

Our circumstances change. Our understanding of the world and people change.

But God and His word do not change. We trust in the God who reveals Himself in Scripture.