“Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’” John 3:7 I remember times, when I was young, that I was drawn to the gospel. Times right after high school and in college. It was many years after that when I was officially “born-again”, yet I was certainly attracted several times. … Continue reading 2019-09-27 Born Again
“Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”” Isaiah 35:4 Here’s the chorus to a song that I’m sure you’ll all recall: Standing, standing Standing on the promises of God my Savior Standing, … Continue reading 2019-09-26 Standing On The Promises of God
“I am the Lord your God, who has separated you from the peoples.” Leviticus 20:24b If you asked people to name their LEAST favorite book of the bible, many would choose Leviticus. It’s full of rules and regulations, many we can’t imagine following. I get that. I find myself wanting to skim over all the … Continue reading 2019-09-25 Making Sense of Leviticus
“Yet all this is worth nothing to me, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.” Esther 5:13 I read this just last night, and this morning it was in my devotional. Isn’t it interesting how God works things? This guy named Haman rose to be a real big shot … Continue reading 2019-09-24 Attitude Adjustments
“but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,” Romans 12:2b This is an interesting verse. Let’s look at the whole verse, plus the verse that comes right before it. In my ESV bible, these two verses have their own heading. Granted, headings aren’t in the original manuscript, but the translators determined that these two … Continue reading 2019-09-23 And She Swallowed The Fly.
“It is God who justifies.” Romans 33b Today we have the big crescendo of Romans 8. Honestly, one could take a lifetime mining the depths of this chapter and not get to the end of it. The good news is that we have all eternity to do so. I envision Jesus teaching us, as he … Continue reading 2019-09-20 I Think I Misunderstood You.
“but the Spirit himself intercedes for us…” Romans 8:26 Romans 8 has two really cool things that I can’t even begin to describe. Romans 8:26-27 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too … Continue reading 2019-09-19 I’ve Got That Going For Me!