But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear – 1 Peter 3:15 As Christians we are called to both stand fast and shine bright. We are to be … More Solid Light
“Then Zedekiah son of Kenaanah walked up to Micaiah and slapped him across the face. ‘When did the Spirit of the LORD leave me to speak to you?’ he demanded.”- 1 Kings 22:24 Let’s face it, the prophets of our day have conquered the public square and lay claim to the ears of the people. … More After Getting Slapped Around A While
“Humility precedes honor.” – Proverbs 18:12 True humility is a rare virtue these days. It is elusive in my own life and almost extinct on a national level. It seems as though everyone is increasingly clamoring for and clinging to honor. We crave honor and glory, so we have no appetite for shame. In fact, … More Ashamed to Feel Shame
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. – Ephesians 5:31,32 I was hanging out with a few guys the other day and this passage … More A Mystery Solved
I listened to a sports radio guy talk this morning about what he calls the “worship gene” that plagues so many of the people he knows. He was referencing how blindly and obstinately people will defend sports heroes and celebrities in the face of irrefutable evidence of misconduct. And they do this, he asserts, because … More What Are You Made Of?
If you’ve been following me recently, you know that I’ve been trying to write a little as I read through the book of Isaiah. I want to deal briefly with the oracles of chapters 14-23 as a whole, then come back later to hit some specific points. These oracles are dealing with the empires and … More Empires and Gods