From the Pastor's Pen (Page 3)

Welcome to Pastor Carl Miller’s Blog! We hope that you are encouraged in your walk with the Lord through these devotions.

Need Wisdom?

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person…

Christ and the Law

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes…

Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets…

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the Peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”  – Matthew 5:9 The word “pax” in Latin means peace. In the English language, we get the word “to pacify” or “pacifist” from it. Yet when Christ speaks of those who are “peacemakers” here, he does not mean those who are passive or…

The pure in heart

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” – Matthew 5:8 Jesus has wonderfully spoken of blessing after blessing thus far in the Beatitudes. His words have been so encouraging and comforting, haven’t they? As we come to the sixth beatitude, many may be frightened by it. It’s indeed marvelous to hear…

Hunger and thirst

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6 Hunger and thirst are common, daily experiences for us. When we are hungry and thirsty, we may put up with it for a time, but there’s a desire to leave those feelings, to leave that temporary state of being…

Blessed are the Meek

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:5 As we continue to consider God’s blessings in the Beatitudes, we come today to His blessing of those who are meek. It’s common today, when we read or hear a person described as “meek”, to connect that with “weak” in our minds,…