Today’s C.H. Spurgeon devotional (written sometime in the last half of the 1800s) was particularly interesting for me given that we are exploring the option of attending a “normal” church after being part of a home church for the last couple years. But, it has implications far beyond an organized church. It is a lesson … Continue reading Wheat Amongst Tares
The test results came back positive, as I expected. I have COVID. What is this plague all about? Is it a natural phenomenon or something made by humans? Is it benign or evil in nature? At the time of this writing, I am in Day 3 of symptoms. It's been a like a nasty cold, … Continue reading I Have COVID.
God sent his prophets of old to warn the people, but they would not listen. The same is true with preachers today. Oh, that someone might hear! While it is true that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13), no one calls unless God changes them. We are … Continue reading That Someone Might Hear
I whiffed it yesterday. My daughter asked me about the problems of this country and the mess we are leaving future generations. I explained what a scourge inflation can be and how it would likely become a real problem for us. Wise fiscal and monetary policy is a byproduct of something else. We are to … Continue reading Boast In This
It's common to hear people say, "We're all God's children." But, are we? Do you and I have the privilege to decide who "belongs" and who doesn't? Does God have any say-so in this matter? Clearly, humans like to decide for themselves what they believe God to be. Most believe that God will be merciful … Continue reading All God’s Children?
The bible is full of crazy promises that are hard to understand. For example, it would seem that God gives us a blank check with this: If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that … Continue reading A Blank Check
Someone dear to me has a roommate with severe depression. Anyone who has been in these shoes knows how hard it is to see someone in trouble yet refuse your offer to get help. The painful reality is that to improve, you gotta want it. It's one thing to neglect doing dishes because of depression. … Continue reading You Gotta Want It.
You'll have to take my word on this, but I'm not as young as I used to be. I forget things. If I'm made in God's image (Genesis 1:26), does that mean God ages, too? Does God forget? We won't get far to explain all that here today. Suffice it to say that God always … Continue reading Does God Forget?
It's hard to be unanimous. All you need to prove this is to put two people in a car at lunchtime. When it comes to a decision of significant importance, unanimity is almost unheard of. Christians are no different that the rest of the world. Of all people, why can't we all agree? Let me … Continue reading Why Can’t We All Agree?
Fear makes news. This week we see people fall to their death in Afghanistan as they cling to evacuation airplanes in desperate attempts to flee the Taliban. They know all too well what is soon coming. COVID is again dominating the headlines as vaccines are failing to prevent the spread of the disease. The world … Continue reading Not Afraid To Die