The haves and the have-nots ∙∙

The haves and the have-nots ∙∙ A great chasm is fixed so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able and that none may cross over from there to us. – Luke 16:26 Luke 16:19-31  19 Jesus said, “There was a certain rich man who was splendidly clothedContinue reading “The haves and the have-nots ∙∙”

A Tale of two kings

A Tale of two kings Unfailing love and faithfulness protect the king; his throne is made secure through love. – Proverbs 20:28 Proverbs 30:7-9  7 O God, I beg two favors from you; let me have them before I die.  8 First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty norContinue reading “A Tale of two kings”

Sweet mercy ∙

Sweet mercy ∙ The merciful man does himself good, but the cruel man does himself harm. – Proverbs 11:17 Psalms 103:8 The LORD is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry, and filled with unfailing love. Exodus 34:5-7  5 Then the LORD came down in a cloud and stood there with him; and he calledContinue reading “Sweet mercy ∙”

Hannah’s Song

Hannah’s Song For all the earth is the LORD’s, and he has set the world in order. – 1 Samuel 2:8 1 Samuel 2:1-10  1 Then Hannah prayed: My heart rejoices in the LORD! The LORD has made me strong. Now I have an answer for my enemies; I rejoice because you rescued me.  2Continue reading “Hannah’s Song”

Coming full circle – sort of ∙

I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it. – Deuteronomy 34:4 Hebrews 11:9-10  9 And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith – for he was like a foreigner, living in tents. And so did Isaac and Jacob, whoContinue reading “Coming full circle – sort of ∙”