Divine Spiritual Ethics

“You feel downcast, you’re hurting, you don’t feel good, you’re tired, you’re exhausted, and you are tempted to be depressed or to receive stress. Wisdom is to rush to the throne of God to get mercy to help! You believe that His throne is a throne of mercy; you believe...

Continue reading

The Reproofs of Hope

“Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession” (Hebrews 3:1). Hebrews 3 begins with reproof. This word, when we hear it or read it, usually takes our mind to thoughts of correction or discipline. Reproof is not a word that is...

Continue reading

Getting the Whole Story

Life doesn’t seem to make sense. Surely you have had this thought. More than that, you’ve probably said this, out loud. Admit it; you have said this, a lot – to whoever would listen. Leave it to the Lord, via the Holy Spirit, to inspire a book that puts a...

Continue reading

The Ant: A Small Thing Worth Watching

“Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise” (Proverbs 6:6) “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to Him: a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make...

Continue reading

Job, Pain and the Way of Wisdom

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight” (Proverbs 9:10). What is wisdom for? This is a big question for us and a good one to start off a new year. What are we to do with what we know? Wisdom is...

Continue reading

Frustration

“Frustration” defines a “deep chronic sense or state of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs.” Webster’s Dictionary. James A. Pike in his book “Beyond Anxiety” writes, “…it is wrong to assume, as we sometimes do, sympathetically, that cripples are persons of inspiring character. Some are and...

Continue reading

Glory, Lifter of My Head

“Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.   Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.   But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine...

Continue reading

Sister Wisdom

“Say to wisdom, ‘You are my sister,’ and call insight your intimate friend” (Proverbs 7:4). Sister Wisdom – it is she we must come to know and love.   I have one sister, and, of course, I did not make her. She came to our family because of the relationship...

Continue reading

Mystery and the Gospel

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” 1Timothy 3:16 “Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.”  1 Timothy 3:9...

Continue reading

Discerning Good and Evil

Along the road to spiritual maturity, there are a number of landmarks a believer must pass through so “that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:20). One of those is the ability to hear the voice of God in the details of life. Another...

Continue reading