Random but Encouraging Thoughts from God’s Word: Part 2

Posted on June 1, 2020


By David Ettinger

Let’s Do This Again
Facebook is a good place to post quick, God-honoring posts which I hope will help encourage believers. I was recently reviewing some of my Facebook posts from a few years back, and realized they were worth sharing with my blogging family. So, in no particular order, here are a few of them. (I wrote a similar blog a few months ago; the link is below).

Thought No. 1
When Jesus vanquished Thomas’ fears, the “doubting” one, his burden lifted, articulated the confession of the ages. To Jesus he proclaimed: “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28).

May you and I be found faithful in uttering this truth daily, and sharing it with those who have not yet acknowledged it!

Thought No. 2
A truly astonishing concept to wrap our minds around, but one every follower of Christ should seek to attain:

“What is more, I consider everything [this world has to offer, including life itself] a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him…” (Philippians 3:8-9).

Thought No. 3
Doesn’t get any clearer than this:

“Salvation is found in no one else [Jesus], for there is no other name [Jesus Christ] under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Thought No. 4
“… at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10-11).

Every human being who ever lived has either bowed to Jesus in humble submission and attained eternal life, or will bow before Him at the judgment, when it will be too late. SEEK JESUS TODAY, WHILE HE MAY BE FOUND!

Thought No. 5
One of the most powerful truths ever uttered: “Jesus said, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’” (John 14:6).

 “Salvation – Heaven – is in Christ alone.”

Thought No. 6
Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26).

The resurrection is the single greatest event in history, and what Jesus asked in verse 26 is the most important question ever brought forth. How would you answer the Lord’s question?

Thought No. 7
1 Thessalonians 4:14 is a wonderful statement regarding Christ’s resurrection and the Rapture of the Church. A great verse to mull over during times of inactivity: “For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”

Thought No. 8
A little meditation as I was reminded by a friend that I turn 60 at the end of the year. This is one of my favorite all-time verses (Isaiah 46:4):

“Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”

He is indeed our ever-present God and the author of our salvation!

Thought No. 9
(From 2016)Today is a day of hope for our nation as a new administration takes control.

However, no nation which turns its back on God will ever prosper. No politician can save us; only the God who created Heaven and Earth can do that. As Christ’s followers we must be in prayer for the unsaved, for when all is said and done, only one thing matters: the eternal destiny of each individual when his or her life on this earth is over.

Read: “Random but Encouraging Thoughts from God’s Word: Part 2”