Obedience without honor is hypocrisy

Obedience without honor is hypocrisy And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote. Because of this, I will once again astound these hypocrites with amazing wonders.Continue reading “Obedience without honor is hypocrisy”

Outrage fatigue ∙

Outrage fatigue ∙ Lawlessness will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. – Matthew 24:12 John 14:1, 27  1 Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.  27 I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace IContinue reading “Outrage fatigue ∙”

Enemies of God ∙

Enemies of God ∙ While we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son – Romans 5:10 2 Corinthians 2:14-16  14 But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of ChristContinue reading “Enemies of God ∙”

Secondhand sin ∙

Secondhand sin ∙ When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned. – Romans 5:12 Romans 5:15-16  15 But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But evenContinue reading “Secondhand sin ∙”

Do the right thing ∙

Do the right thing ∙ So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. – James 4:17 Luke 12:47-48  47 And a servant who knows what the master wants, but isn’t prepared and doesn’t carry out those instructions, will be severely punished.  48 But someone whoContinue reading “Do the right thing ∙”

When wrong feels right

When wrong feels right There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. – Proverbs 14:12 James 1:13-16  13 Remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else.  14 Temptation comes fromContinue reading “When wrong feels right”