Speak smooth things – prophesy illusions

Speak smooth things – prophesy illusions [They] say to the seers, “Do not see,” and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions.” – Isaiah 30:10 – ESV They tell the seers, “Stop seeing visions!” They tell the prophets, “Don’t tell us what is right.Continue reading “Speak smooth things – prophesy illusions”

Asking for directions ∙

Asking for directions ∙ The LORD went ahead of them. He guided them during the day with a pillar of cloud, and he provided light at night with a pillar of fire. This allowed them to travel by day or by night. – Exodus 13:21 Acts 16:6-10  6 Next Paul and Silas traveled through theContinue reading “Asking for directions ∙”

Face-to-face ∙

Face-to-face ∙ The LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. – Exodus 33:11 Deuteronomy 34:10 There has never been another prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face. Isaiah 43:1-4  1 But now, O Jacob, listen to the LORD who created you.Continue reading “Face-to-face ∙”

He loved them to the end

He loved them to the end ∙ Having loved his own who were in the world, he now loved them to the very end. – John 13:1 Galatians 6:2-9  2 Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.  3 If you think you are too important to help someone, youContinue reading “He loved them to the end”

Unworthy belonging ∙

Unworthy belonging ∙ Have mercy on me, O God, according to your lovingkindness. – Psalms 51:1 Psalms 51:1-7  1 A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone into Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out myContinue reading “Unworthy belonging ∙”