Stop denying His love for you.
A resentful spirit can grow into a terrible burden that isn’t healthy to carry through life. Forgiving characterizes who we are in Christ, and it’s truly in our best interest to pardon others, even when difficult. Jesus promised to make us free (John 8:36), so choose to be liberated from your hurt.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, November 20, 2021.
In this verse, Jesus chose to emphasize the power of faith. Jesus healed multitudes, but many, if not most, did not believe in Him.
Commentary from the MacArthur Study Bible, notes for Mark 9:23.
The most valuable reality a person can attain is the insight to order his life by the standard of truth.
Commentary from the MacArthur Study Bible, notes for Proverbs 8:10,11
The most exciting aspect of life is coming before the Lord in intimate fellowship.
God defines life’s good things quite differently than we do, and they’re achieved only by seeking Him. When we make the Lord our top priority, He gives truly good things, such as intimacy with Him, satisfaction, joy, and divine help.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, November 5, 2021.