Hope in the face of unyielding despair

Hope in the face of unyielding despair Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. – Psalms 143:8 Ecclesiastes 3:11-14  11 God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart,Continue reading “Hope in the face of unyielding despair”

The greatest among you should be . . . ∙

The greatest among you should be . . . ∙ Watch out! do not try to demonstrate how good you are in the presence of others, to be admired by them. If you do, you have no reward with your Father in heaven. – Matthew 6:1 Luke 22:25-27  25 Jesus told them, In this worldContinue reading “The greatest among you should be . . . ∙”

Foolish sand ∙

Foolish sand ∙ Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. – Matthew 7:24 Matthew 7:24-27  24 Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.  25Continue reading “Foolish sand ∙”

Why are you persecuting me?

Why are you persecuting me? “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” – Acts 9:4 Acts 9:1-6  1 Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, 2 and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging toContinue reading “Why are you persecuting me?”

Cookie Monster ∙

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. – Philippians 2:3 James 3:13-15  13 If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.  14 But if you are bitterly jealous andContinue reading “Cookie Monster ∙”

Blind justice ∙

Blind justice ∙ He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness. – Psalms 9:8 Psalms 85:10 Lovingkindness and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Jeremiah 23:5 For the time is coming,” says the LORD, “when I will raise up a righteous descendant from King David’sContinue reading “Blind justice ∙”

Developmental delays

Developmental delays There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen. You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic thingsContinue reading “Developmental delays”