Biblegateway Verse of the Day

The God who Sustains


By Benjamin H. Liles

          "You also gave Your good Spirit to instruct them, and did not withhold Your manna from their mouth, and gave them water for their thirst" (Nehemiah 9:20, New King James). We see that by this that God, once He sets those free from slavery and bondage, sustains those He loves by His right hand. It is why a bit later we read, "Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.' Then Jesus said to them, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world'" (John 6:31-33, New King James).

New Design


By Benjamin H. Liles

          As many as you who come and read this blog/website you have by now noticed the new design. I have to credit Liles Publishing for the design work, especially Tanya Liles who helps with all the ideas. I hope it is better on the eyes as you read and doesn't look as old and tiring as the last design looked. i would do some design myself, but my wife, Tanya, has a better eye for things of that nature. My job, it seems, is to keep you guys informed of what God puts on my heart to share with you. And hopefully, some day soon, a better ministry name will take shape. Until then, it is my hope and prayer that each and every one of you enjoys this new look! Blessings and joy to you all in Jesus Christ's name!

The God that Pursues


By Benjamin H. Liles

          "And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.' But the father said to his servants, 'Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' And they began to be merry" (Luke 15:20-24, New King James).

Phoebe's Light (Book Review)


By Benjamin H. Liles

          Suzanne Woods Fisher has done it again with her latest book on America's early Quaker establishment! She has written absolute gold with her latest book Phoebe's Light. As I read it today it sounded a lot like a reversal of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to me. I absolutely couldn't put the book down for a moment. The biggest parts of the book were shaped on a few people who were real, such as Mary Coffin, Nathaniel Starbuck, Peter Foulger.

Where Your Affections Lie


By Benjamin H. Liles

          "Then Jesus said to His disciples, 'Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear...For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also'" (Luke 12:22-34, Berean Study).

Sincere Love


By Benjamin H. Liles

          "Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves" (Romans 12:9-10). But I also wonder what would that look like? If we honor one another above ourselves, doesn't that mean I have to put off being selfish, and to be more--selfless?

God on Suffering


By Benjamin H. Liles

          "And Jesus said to them, 'While the bridegroom is with them, the attendants of the bridegroom cannot fast, can they? So long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast" (Mark 2:19, New American Standard). Jesus gives this answer to those who asked him why his disciples never fasted like John's disciples did or even those who followed the Pharisees. Why is it while we have God do we not mourn? Rather, I think the question becomes, "Where is God when we suffer?"

The Importance of Abiding in God (Ezekiel 15)


By Benjamin H. Liles

          "Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: 'Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than any other wood, the vine branch which is among the trees of the forest? Indeed, when it was whole, no object could be made from it. How much less will it be useful for any work when the fire has devoured it, and it is burned?'" (Ezekiel 15:1-2, 5, New King James).