A critical part of spiritual maturity is developing the ability to hear the voice of God. Without it, the believer becomes part of the herd, following others who are following others. The uniqueness of each relationship with God requires the Christian to hear the gentle whisper (still small voice – 1Kings 19:12) as He leads, […]
The book of Ecclesiastes reminds us in 10:1, “Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savor: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honor.” What does it mean to have reputation? The Latin root tells us “reconsideration.” “to think again.” Webster’s says, “overall quality or […]
This past Sunday was a Communion Sunday at our church, the day each month when we follow Jesus’ instruction to “do this in remembrance of Me.” It’s an ordinance, a practice of the Church, one that takes us back to the beginnings, back to the days of the earliest believers in our Lord and Savior. […]
Can we even imagine how the Eyes of Almighty God, the Ruler of the Universe, are fastened on us, that we are indeed "the apple of His Eye", that He dealt conclusively with the sin issue so that He could forever look upon those who would believe in His Plan to blot out all sin and trust in the One Whom He used to execute that Plan ... pure, active, doves' Eyes fixed on us forever ... ! It behooves us to turn our eyes upon Him and look full in His wonderful Face. His Word tells us what we will see there ...
The song goes: “When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be, When we all see Jesus, we will sing and shout the victory!” However, the Supreme joy of that “eternal” future is treasured in a lingering and finite present day earthen vessel. In our current “body of death” we […]
Jesus had a way of teaching that involved mystery. He spoke in many parables. The word pictures He employed were designed to keep people guessing. He knew the hearts of those who were present to hear Him. He understood that some were listening to Him for the wrong reasons. And so He often illustrated spiritual […]