Month: April 2023

God of Hope

God of Hope

As we go through life, we face many challenges and struggles that can leave us feeling hopeless and alone.

However, as believers, we have access to a hope that goes beyond our circumstances. Romans 15:13 reminds us that as we trust in God, He can fill us with joy, peace, and hope.

This hope is not something that we generate on our own, but rather it comes from the power of the Holy Spirit working in us.

When we allow ourselves to trust in God and His promises, we open ourselves up to receive the hope that He offers.

This hope is not a fleeting feeling, but rather it is a deep-seated assurance that God is with us and will never leave us.

As we cultivate this hope in our lives, we can experience the freedom and joy that comes from living in the light of God’s love.

This hope can sustain us through difficult times and give us the strength we need to keep going, even when we feel like giving up. It is a hope that is rooted in the character of God, and it is available to us at all times.

So, as you go through your day, I encourage you to take hold of the hope that is offered to you through Christ. Trust in God, and allow the Holy Spirit to fill you with His power and presence.

As you do so, you will find that you are able to overflow with hope, even in the midst of difficult circumstances.

Remember, the God of hope is with you, and He will never leave you or forsake you.

Posted by onthesolidrock in Daily Inspiration


The Bible verse we’re focusing on today is about accepting those whose faith is weaker than ours; an important reminder for all of us to show love and grace to others, regardless of whether we agree with them or not.

When we encounter people whose beliefs are different from our own, it can be tempting to argue with them and try to convince them to see things our way. But this verse reminds us to take a different approach.

Instead of getting into arguments over disputable matters, we should simply accept those who believe differently than we do.

This doesn’t mean that we should abandon our own beliefs or compromise on our convictions. Rather, it means that we should show respect and understanding to those whose beliefs differ from ours.

We should strive to create an atmosphere of love and acceptance, rather than one of division and disagreement.

At the same time, we should also be careful not to get bogged down in disputes over minor issues that are not central to our faith.

Instead, we should focus on the core principles of the Bible, such as love, forgiveness, and grace. These are the things that truly matter and that can bring us closer to God and to each other.

Romans 14:1 is a powerful reminder to accept those whose faith is weaker than ours and to avoid quarreling over disputable matters. Let us strive to show love and grace to all those we encounter, regardless of our differences.

Through our words and actions, may we build a more compassionate and understanding world.

Posted by onthesolidrock in Daily Inspiration, Discipline, Faith
The Spirit and the Bride say Come!

The Spirit and the Bride say Come!

As we reflect on the message of Revelation 22:17, we are reminded that God invites everyone to come and receive the free gift of eternal life.

This invitation is open to all, and it is not based on our merits or achievements. It is a gift that is freely given to anyone who is thirsty for it.

One of the key themes in this passage is the idea of thirst.

Just as physical thirst is a powerful motivator that drives us to seek out water, spiritual thirst is a deep longing within us that compels us to seek out God.

We are reminded that only God can truly satisfy our thirst and bring us the abundant life we desire.

Another important aspect of this passage is the role of the Spirit and the bride. The Spirit is the one who prompts us to come to God, while the bride (which represents the Church) is the community of believers who welcomes us and supports us as we embark on our spiritual journey.

We are not meant to navigate this journey alone, but rather to find strength and encouragement in the company of other believers.

Finally, we are reminded that this invitation is not just for us, but for everyone around us. As we hear the call to come and receive the water of life, we are called to share that message with others and invite them to join us on this journey.

We are all called to be ambassadors of Christ, sharing the good news of the Gospel with those around us and inviting them to experience the same transformative power that we have experienced.

In conclusion, the message of Revelation 22:17 is a powerful reminder of the universal invitation that God extends to us all.

Let’s embrace this invitation with open hearts and minds, and may we continue to thirst for the water of life that only God can provide.

Posted by onthesolidrock in Daily Inspiration


As we read Revelation 22:12, we are reminded of the incredible promise that Jesus made to us. He said that He is coming soon and that He will bring with Him a reward for each person according to what they have done.

This is a truth that should fill us with both hope and conviction.

When Jesus says that he will give to each person according to what they have done, He is not talking about earning our salvation through good works. We know that salvation is a free gift that we receive through faith in Christ.

However, our works do matter, not for our salvation, but as evidence of it. Our deeds are a reflection of our faith and our love for God.

As we think about the reward that Jesus promises, we should be motivated to live lives that are pleasing to Him. We should seek to do good and to serve others, not to earn our salvation, but out of gratitude for what Christ has done for us.

Our works should be a natural response to the love and grace that we have received from Him.

At the same time, the promise of reward should also fill us with a healthy sense of fear and awe. We know that Jesus is coming soon, and we do not know the day or the hour.

We must be ready at all times, living in a way that honors Him and reflects His love to the world.

Finally, as we meditate on this verse, we are reminded that our ultimate reward is not in this life, but in the next.

The promise that Jesus makes is not for material wealth or earthly success, but for a share in His kingdom. We long for the day when we will be with Him forever, and we live each day with that hope in our hearts.

Be faithful to Him in all that you do, knowing that your reward is secure in Him.

Posted by onthesolidrock in Daily Inspiration
A New Song

A New Song

Revelation 5:9 declares . . . And they sang a new song, saying:

“You are worthy to take the scroll
    and to open its seals,
because you were slain,
    and with your blood you purchased for God
    persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.

We are reminded of the incredible sacrifice that Jesus made for us on the cross. Through his death and resurrection, he paid the price for our sins and made it possible for us to be reconciled with God.

This is a truth that we should never take for granted, and it should lead us to praise and worship him with our whole hearts.

When the apostle John wrote this passage, he was describing a vision of heaven. In this vision, he saw a great multitude of people from every tribe, language, people, and nation gathered around the throne of God.

They were singing a new song of praise to Jesus, recognizing him as the one who had purchased them with his blood. This is a beautiful picture of the diversity and unity of the body of Christ.

As we think about what it means to be purchased by the blood of Jesus, we are reminded of our incredible worth and value to God. He loves us so much that he was willing to give his only son for us.

This is a truth that should fill us with awe and wonder. It should also lead us to live lives that are fully devoted to him, seeking to honor him in all that we do.

Finally, as we meditate on this verse, we are reminded of our mission as followers of Christ. We are called to be ambassadors of his love and grace, sharing the good news of the gospel with everyone we meet.

We have been purchased by his blood so that we can bring others into his kingdom. May we be faithful to this calling, always seeking to serve and love others as he has loved us.

Posted by onthesolidrock in Daily Inspiration, Holiness