A Contented Mind


Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

I’ve been on the topic of “contentment” for the last few days. I desire to have a contented mind. I admit it’s a struggle at times but I don’t want to be a person who murmurs and complains to God. So what is contentment and how do we attain it?

“I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.”
Philippians 4:11 ESV

Paul says that he had “learned” this. Probably by nature he had a mind as prone to impatience as others, but he had been in circumstances fitted to produce a different state of feeling. He had had ample experience,

I have traveled on many long journeys. I have faced danger from rivers and from robbers. I have faced danger from my own people, the Jews, as well as from the Gentiles. I have faced danger in the cities, in the deserts, and on the seas. And I have faced danger from men who claim to be believers but are not.
2 Corinthians 11:26 NLT

In his life of trials (The Apostle Paul’s life was full of trials as we read the passage above), he had acquired invaluable lessons on the subject. He had had abundant time for reflection, and he had found that there was grace enough in the gospel to enable him to bear trials with resignation (God’s grace is at our disposal). The considerations by which he had been taught this, he does not state; but they were probably such as the following: that it is wrong to complain at the allotments (giving out of) of Providence (from God); that a spirit of impatience does no good, remedies no evil, and supplies no want; that God could provide for him in a way which he could not foresee, and that the Saviour was able abundantly to sustain him.

A contented mind is an invaluable blessing, and is one of the fruits of faith in the soul. It arises from the belief that God is right in all his ways (Do you believe that?). Why should we be impatient, restless, discontented? What evil will be remedied by it? What want supplied? What calamity removed?

All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.
Proverbs 15:15  ESV

One of the secrets of happiness is to have a mind satisfied with all the allotments (giving out of) of Providence (from God).

Let’s incorporate the following into our daily prayers:

“Give us minds always contented with our present condition.”

No prayer can be offered which will enter more deeply into all our happiness on earth.

Source: Barnes’ Notes on the Bible

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

The LORD is Near to the Brokenhearted


Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

You need not cry very loud; he is nearer to us than we think.

-Brother Lawrence (c.1614-1691), author, The Practice of the Presence of God


The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Psalm 34:18 ESV.

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted,…. Who are pressed and bore down with afflictions, by the sorrow of heart under which their spirits are broken,

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

Proverbs 15:13 ESV

or with a sense of sin, and sorrow for it, for which their hearts feels, and they are wounded by it, and broken with it: to these the Lord is “near”; not in a general way only, as he is to all men, being God omnipresent, but in a special manner; he comes and manifests himself to them in a gracious way, pours his love, and binds up their broken hearts; yeah, comes and dwells with them: he does not pass by them and ignore them, much less make the gap worse; he does not break the bruised reeds, but he heals their breaches;

and saves the crushed in spirit.– In an evangelical way; who are humbled under a sense of sin, and melted down in true repentance, under a view of the love and grace of God; and are poor in their own eyes: to these the Lord has compassion; the sacrifices of a broken and crushed spirit are not despised by him, but accepted through faith in Christ; and such he saves with an everlasting salvation in Him.

Source: Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible *Changed/edited some of the wording for a better understanding of the text.

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez



Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

Today I want to briefly discuss the process of growing in grace. The question we must ask ourselves is, “Am I growing in grace of God?” What does it mean to grow in the grace of God well let’s continue reading…

When I speak of a person growing in grace. I mean simply this– that his sense of sin is becoming deeper, his faith stronger, his hope brighter, his love more extensive, and his spiritual mindedness more marked.

— J.C. Ryle (1816-1900), Anglican bishop, Liverpool


But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

 2 Peter 3:18 ESV


But grow in grace – Increase in the image and favor of God; every grace and Divine influence which you have received is a seed, a heavenly seed, which, if it be watered with the dew of heaven from above, will endlessly increase and multiply itself.

He who continues to believe, love, and obey, will grow in grace, and continually increase in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, as his sacrifice, sanctifier, counsellor, preserver, and final Savior.

The life of a Christian is a growth; he is at first born of God, and is a little child; becomes a young man, and a father in Christ. Every father was once an infant; and had he not grown, he would have never been a man.

Those who content themselves with the grace they received when converted to God, are, at best, in a continual state of infancy: but we find, in the order of nature, that the infant that does not grow, and grow daily, too, is sickly and soon dies; so, in the order of grace, those who do not grow up into Jesus Christ are sickly, and will soon die, die to all sense and influence of heavenly things.

There are many who boast of the grace of their conversion; persons who were never more than babes, and have long since lost even that grace, because they did not grow in it. Let him that readeth understand.

To know the Lord Jesus Christ – to possess just views of his person, character, and work – is the sum and essence of the Christian religion; and with this injunction, therefore, the apostle appropriately closes this epistle.

He who has a saving knowledge of Christ, has in tact all that is essential to his welfare in the life that is, and in that which is to come; he who has not this knowledge, though he may be distinguished in the learning of the schools, and may be profoundly skilled in the sciences, has in reality no knowledge that will avail him in the great matters pertaining to his eternal welfare.

That we may avoid being led away, we must seek to grow in all grace, in faith, and virtue, and knowledge. Labour to know Christ more clearly, and more fully; to know him so as to be more like him, and to love him better.

This is the knowledge of Christ, which the apostle Paul reached after, and desired to attain; and those who taste this effect of the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, will, upon receiving such grace from him, give thanks and praise him, and join in ascribing glory to him now, in the full assurance of doing the same hereafter, for ever.

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

God’s Grace In My Life

No, I didn’t get a tattoo but if I ever did maybe I’ll consider getting something like this, it says in Greek,

“The Grace of God.”

So how are you? I hope all is well!

Today I will simply just express myself through this blog post. (I think I’m going to put one of these out each week.) For one because I think it’s healthy to express one’s feelings and thoughts in writing. I’m in a sense I’m testifying of how good and gracious God has been to me! God’s grace is always in my life no matter what it is that I’m going through at any given moment. I also want you as a reader to know how I’m doing maybe you don’t know me and this can create an opportunity to get to know a little about me if your interested at all.

So how am I doing?

I’m doing well by God’s grace! God’s grace is a reality in my life as I know it is in yours if you are a believer. Some people are more aware of God’s grace in their lives than others are. I pray God would reveal to me more and more how much grace He’s had in my life! Our live will be lived for His glory as we understand this! May He do that in your life as well. The Gospel shows us how much grace God has had on us.

Trying to keep it short,

I’d like to share this with you today,

How much Biblical education I’m receiving and my spiritual growth stemming from it.

I’m amazed at the amount of Biblical education I’m receiving. I never intended to study Biblical and Theological Studies in my undergraduate studies. But that is what God had in plan for me. I can’t believe that God has provided an opportunity for me to get a Biblical education at Biola University. I think about all the classes I’ve taken and I’m taking in this last stretch, it’s so much! I’m really grateful that I have this opportunity. This semester I’m taking 18 units of Bible classes:

Jesus Life and Minstry

The New Testament Use of the Old

Greek Grammar 3rd Semester

Christian Involved in Politics

History of the Christian Church

The Character of God


Pure awesomeness that I get to learn God’s word in a deep way!

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind,Here is a passage I relate to,

Luke 10:27 ESV

By the time I graduate from Biola in May 2012 I would have taken a little over 25 Bible classes.

The professors are also godly men who instruct their students in the Word.

I treasure your word in my heart,

so that I may not sin against you .

Psalm 119:11

About Psalm 119:11 John Calvin wrote:

“Here we are informed that we are well fortified against the stratagems of Satan when God’s law is deeply seated in our hearts. For unless it have a fast and firm hold there, we will readily fall into sin. Among scholars, those whose knowledge is confined to books, if they have not the book always before them, readily discover their ignorance; in like manner, if we do not imbibe the doctrine of God, and are well acquainted with it, Satan will easily surprise and entangle us in his meshes. Our true safeguard, then, lies not in a slender knowledge of his law, or in a careless perusal of it, but in hiding it deeply in our hearts.”

I am grateful for God’s grace in my life! How about you?

I’d like to hear how you’re doing as well. LET ME KNOW!!! How? By posting a comment! 🙂

Pray for me and I’ll pray for you!!! 🙂

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

God Will KEEP You

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

In the midst of difficult times, whatever they’d be, always trust in God’s promises!

If you aren’t in any trials right now, praise God! You will be one day, it’s a reality in the life of a Christian!

Yet, God’s grace is more than enough to KEEP you! 🙂

God’s grace is amazing!

His word is true and you can believe it!


The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.

Psalm 121:7 (ESV)


God will “keep” you as the apple of His eye.

8 Keep me as the apple of your eye;

hide me in the shadow of your wings,

Psalm 17:8 (ESV)

He will “keep” you in all your ways.

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

Psalm 91:11 (KJV)

He will “keep” that which you have committed to Him against that day.

For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

2 Timothy 1:12 (KJV)

He will “keep” you as a shepherd cares for his flock of sheep.

“Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, and declare it in the coastlands far away; say, ‘He who scattered Israel will gather him, and will keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.’

Jeremiah 31:10 (ESV)

He will “keep” you in perfect peace.

3 You keep him in perfect peace

whose mind is stayed on you,

because he trusts in you.

Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)

He will “keep” you from the hour of temptation and support you in the time of trial.

13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV)

He will “keep” you from falling.

24 Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,

Jude 24 (ESV)

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez