Oh how I hate the consequences of sin. The pain and the grief that result. The realization that life will never be the same and that this sin really messes things up. It messes up my plans. My dreams. My life. My happiness. It takes away my comfort, and puts sorrow in its place. Because sin … More I Hate the Consequences
How well do you know us? Read the 16 clues below to answer the question: WHO ARE WE? We hear of this new famous guy. We want to see firsthand what he will do, so we follow him. We follow closely and continually. We are rather baffled by his words. We follow him wherever he goes, and … More Who Are We?
My son, Forget my teaching and let not your heart keep my commandments, and your short life will be wasted and fruitless. Let steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; don’t bind them around your neck; never write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find disdain in the sight of God and man. … More My Son, Be a Fool
It started as a normal, everyday, random, obscure conversation with my housemate. She asked if we could study Scripture together. “Of course! Which passage do you want to study? A short book? Half a book? A chunk of chapters? Even just one chapter would be fine.” . . . I’m not sure why I said … More My Chapter 3 Experiment
“He is jealous for me.” Protects like a lion. I am a carcass. . . . perhaps John Mark McMillan’s popular song about God’s love might have ended up something like this, had he composed with Isaiah 31 in hand and God’s protection in mind. Let me explain. I am told lions growl not on … More Oh, How He Protects Us
Church buildings can be a good thing. Most would argue in favor of their effectiveness and necessity. I’m not opposed to church buildings. But Jesus never said, “Sell all that you have and build bigger church buildings.” True, Jesus’ encounter with the rich young ruler gets to the heart of a person’s condition before God, … More Sell All That You Have and Build Bigger Church Buildings
The more I give away, the more I have, and that which I have is worthless. Weird, but true. Well, sort of. It works like this. Say I want to use my money wisely and in a way that honors God. So I use it for good things and give a lot of it away. … More How Wisdom Builds Wealth and Dissolves It