Sometimes it just hits you. I've been struggling lately, not really being able to put my finger on anything in particular as to the reason why. Sure, there are lots of things, but nothing in particular except the sense that I am not worshiping Jesus like I should. Then my bible readings have come together … Continue reading A Name Above Every Name
Our church bible plan has us in Psalm 4 today. Let me share a verse and other verses that came to mind. I'm finding comfort today in them to quit "trying" so hard and simply trust in the Lord. My strength fails, but his does not. My heart is what he's after, not my strength. … Continue reading Trust In The Lord
It must have been awhile since I've read Ephesians because I am really touched by it. In the last two or three years, we have used a chronological bible plan. There are many reasons I like it, but it does have a drawback. Most of the New Testament letters are covered in a single day. … Continue reading Ephesians 2
I don't know about you, but I can hardly believe that I am saved. Our church bible plan has us starting Judges and Ephesians today. What a contrast between the two! Frankly, if I didn't have such a radical change in my demeanor and if the Word of God was not so plain, I could … Continue reading Ephesians
On Tuesday, I wrote that we live in a theocracy. Yesterday, I followed it up with the parable of the wicked tenants saying that in this Jesus was describing the entire world. Therefore, those who are born again find themselves in a very peculiar situation. We realize that we, like Jesus, are not of this … Continue reading Not Of This World
Yesterday, I wrote that we are living in a theocracy. Like it or not, and whether we recognize it or not, we are living on a planet that God created. Everyone of us was created by him. Therefore, we are subject to him. It's ludicrous to think otherwise. Yet the entire world, save for a … Continue reading Wicked Tenants
Most people object to the violence in the Old Testament and, therefore, disregard Christianity. The Law requires stoning for many offenses that today are commonplace. We think of we have come far from the days of brutish, barbaric behavior such as that. To make the point, the objectors turn the table and ask the Christian … Continue reading Theocracy.
Have you ever been slandered? I mean really targeted by someone fully intending to hurt you? I have. It's awful. It takes time to figure out something is wrong. When you do, the damage has already been done. Then it's a matter of wondering out who else may be looking at you sideways. Slander is … Continue reading Slander
Salvation fascinates me. It should because it is what angels long to look into (1 Peter 1:12). I've heard several powerful testimonies in the last few days that have really charged my batteries. Of course, Jesus is the author of our salvation (Hebrews 5:9) having fulfilled the law perfectly. The law serves several purposes, one … Continue reading So That Every Mouth May Be Stopped.
I received a couple of questions regarding yesterday's post, specifically Deuteronomy 23:1, "No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord." The first person asked whether this would include accidental mutilation. The second wondered if this was for attendance in the tabernacle or if … Continue reading The Assembly of the Lord