Stop blaming ∙

Stop blaming ∙ But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept. – Genesis 33:4 Genesis 33:1-11  1 Then Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming with his 400 men.  3 Then Jacob went on ahead. As he approached his brother, heContinue reading “Stop blaming ∙”

Who are the grasshoppers?

Who are the grasshoppers? Then the whole community began weeping aloud, and they cried all night. – Numbers 14:1 Numbers 13:2-33  2 Send out men to explore the land of Canaan, the land I am giving to the Israelites. Send one leader from each of the twelve tribes.  25 After exploring the land for fortyContinue reading “Who are the grasshoppers?”

Getting it right ∙

Getting it right ∙ Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the LORD tests the heart. – Proverbs 17:3 Romans 5:3-5  3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.  4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens ourContinue reading “Getting it right ∙”

Monsters from the Id ∙

Monsters from the Id ∙ I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead – Philippians 3:13 Philippians 3:3-11  3 For we who worship by the Spirit of God . . .We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort,Continue reading “Monsters from the Id ∙”

Deplorable inferiors ∙

Deplorable inferiors ∙ Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all and used them to bring to nothing whatContinue reading “Deplorable inferiors ∙”