Let Us Argue It Out

Isaiah 1:18a Come now, let us argue it out, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet they shall be like snow.   The context of when in Scripture the Lord says these words is after the people have been told that they are missing the point and worshiping in...

Abundance

Luke 12:15  And Jesus said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Abundance Well – this seems kind of obvious, doesn’t it?  I mean we know that life isn’t made up of what we...

Searching

Luke 11:9 So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. Searching This verse can be frustrating to read. Afterall – there are plenty of things we ask for that are not given to us, plenty of...

Discernment

Colossians 1:9 For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Discernment Is this a word you’ve heard often? This verse...

Weeping and Joy

Psalm 30:5b Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning. Weeping and Joy             If you’ve known me for any length of time, you probably know that The West Wing was/is my favorite television show.  I love the writing, the acting, the thought...

Love in Action

Love In Action Galatians 5:22-23 The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. A few years ago, I learned that the original hearers of this Bible passage had a piece of information most of us...