Just Sayin' (Part 1)

“Just Sayin'” Part 1
As I was doing my devotions this morning, I was using the journal that I received when we held the men’s discipleship classes here at Coastal. At the bottom of each page, there is listed a scripture to encourage. I normally end up using two or more pages as I take notes on what I read, which most always includes the scriptures in the journal.

Today’s scriptures just kind of leapt out at me as I read them.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessing in heavenly places in C­­hrist.” Ephesians 1:3, KJV.

“Thou wilt show me the path of life; in Thy presence is fullness of joy, at Thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11, KJV.

Here are some thoughts for your edification.

A glimpse at the Trinity

First, I noticed that in the beginning of verse 3 in Ephesians 1, we get an immediate glimpse of the Trinity. Although the word “Trinity” is not mentioned in the Bible explicitly, there are all kinds of verses that emphasize this glorious truth. And the reason why these words caught my eye is because in another part of my devotions, “The Verse of the Day,” I read Matthew 28:18-30. The phrase “baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit” folded right into these words from Ephesians.

The Holy Spirit blends the truth of the Word

Second, as I thought about this, I realized that the Holy Spirit is so faithful to blend the truths of the Word of God if we will just expose our hearts to them. (In other words, please read these scriptures and meditate on them a bit.)

And as I’m typing this post, I’m realizing that there is so much here in the quotes from Ephesians 1 and Psalm 16, it would be a remission on my part not to comment more on them, and quite honestly this may take a few days.

So brothers and sisters, Lord willing, next time we will continue this journey.

May the Father’s loving-kindness enfold you and keep you.

Blessings and prayers,
Pastor Gene


Rob Mellen - March 9th, 2020 at 7:41am

Thank you Pastor Gene. Thank you for sharing your time with the Lord and in His word. I love to hear when others experience verses 'leaping out at them." It is encouraging to hear the revelation from the Holy Spirit to others. I look forward to hearing more.

Marjorie Darcy - March 9th, 2020 at 11:21am

Enjoyed your thoughts on the scriptures , thank you for sharing them , 🙏🏻❤️✝️

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