The few ∙

The few ∙ Don’t be afraid and don’t panic because of this huge army! For the battle is not yours, but God’s. – 2 Chronicles 20:15 Judges 7:2-7  2 The LORD said to Gideon, “You have too many warriors with you. If I let all of you fight the Midianites, the Israelites will boast toContinue reading “The few ∙”

Why don’t we listen?

Why don’t we listen? Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others. – Proverbs 12:15 Proverbs 3:1-7  1 Store my commands in your heart.  2 If you do this, you will live many years, and your life will be satisfying.  3 Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie themContinue reading “Why don’t we listen?”

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 ∙”

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”