The pathology of a hard heart

The pathology of a hard heart You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God. – Hebrews 3:13 Psalms 95:8-10  8 The LORD says, “Don’t harden your hearts as Israel did at Meribah, as they did at MassahContinue reading “The pathology of a hard heart”

The beginning of sorrows ∙

The beginning of sorrows ∙ For troubles surround me – too many to count! – Psalms 40:12 Romans 8:18-23  18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.  19 For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his childrenContinue reading “The beginning of sorrows ∙”

Hearing from God

Hearing from God I didn’t tell anyone what my God had laid on my heart to do for Jerusalem. – Nehemiah 2:12 John 10:27-29  27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them awayContinue reading “Hearing from God”

Another chance ∙

Another chance ∙ I, yes, I alone, will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again. – Isaiah 43:25  Micah 7:18-20  18 Where is another God like you, who pardons the guilt of the remnant, overlooking the sins of his special people? You will not stay angry withContinue reading “Another chance ∙”

Caring enough to confront

Caring enough to confront Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. – Proverbs 27:6 Proverbs 27:4-9  4 Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but jealousy is even more dangerous.  5 An open rebuke is better than hidden love!  6 Wounds from a sincere friendContinue reading “Caring enough to confront”