“… a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, ‘Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David, my daughter is severely oppressed by demon’” (Matthew 15:22). A mother, living in the territory that gave the world Jezebel, pleaded for her daughter. She came to the Son. She had to take this […]
“Call out to your God! Perhaps your god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish.” These words came from the captain of a ship bound for Spain, according to Jonah 1:6. This vessel was caught in a violent storm and nearly everyone on board was hard at prayer. And, yet, none […]
As we continue to behold in the Word of God as in a mirror the Glory of the Lord, we are constantly being transformed into His image, from glory to glory. (II Cor.3:18) But even now, in the whirlwind of wickedness of this world system, we are already as He is; and the more we reckon on this truth, the more satisfied we are with Who He is and with who we are in Him. Furthermore, our faith in action makes manifest the Son of God, destroys the works of the devil (I John 3:8), and others are drawn to the Lord and encouraged to look to and gaze upon the One Who alone can fully satisfy them.
A part of our lives that requires humility comes when we must reconcile — with God, with our friend, our spouse, a neighbor. “I’m sorry”– that I took liberties in my self-righteousness. I’m sorry for hurtful words, for hurtful acts which broke your heart. Friends, the anti-Christ spirit of the age touts “big-boy” clothing, promotes […]
Psalm 46 declares to us that God is our “very present help in trouble.” I have been thinking much about just how present He is. He is “very present,” present beyond our comprehension. He is above, beneath, to the left, and to the right. Everywhere present, God is. Circumstances being what they are just now, […]
The Tower of Babel brought people together for the wrong reason. Men and women were unified in their uniformity, dedicated to a construction project that they were sure would stand tall and speak for them. One language and one way of thinking existed. Bricks were fitted together with slime as directed by their mighty leader […]