Husbandry in the Vineyard

There is loving and very serious warning from Jesus for people who profess to be Christians. We spend so much time acclaiming the grace, love, and mercy of the LORD which is good and right! I think He expects that of us. With that said, we should never forget our God is always completely Himself and does not change. This means that He mustContinue reading “Husbandry in the Vineyard”

Faithful are the Oracles of God

Ever wonder what is the point of all the difficulties a believer faces when pushing back darkness? While navigating through struggles, unpleasant experiences, trying relationships, and anticipating the challenges we see ahead, it is easy to wonder if fulfilling responsibilities and maintaining Godly attitudes have meaningful impacts and lasting consequences. Being holy and loving inContinue reading “Faithful are the Oracles of God”

The Believer’s Eternal Rewards

It’s interesting to listen to people discuss what they value and watch the excitement on their faces.  I especially enjoy watching children unwrap presents with great anticipation.  Friends, 1st Corinthians 2:9-10 says (and I am paraphrasing) that eyes have not seen, nor ears heard, nor hearts dreamed of the great things that God has preparedContinue reading “The Believer’s Eternal Rewards”

The Outcomes

The 2nd chapter of Romans personalizes the reality of willful blindness in a “virtuous” person, and it ought to cause great introspection.  In this chapter, the word “you” is used 27 times within 12 out of a total of 29 verses.   That’s on average over 2 times per statement which is fairly confrontational.  It becomesContinue reading “The Outcomes”

The Just

For God to be good and have a relationship with us based on mutual love, He had to give humanity a choice. So, God created our species in His Image, made us perfect (knowing only good), and provided everything needed to succeed including perfect direction (and what to avoid). Then He gave us liberty; theContinue reading “The Just”

Dress Code in Effect

Why do we feel that everything is negotiable? When invited to a wedding, is the invited permitted to determine the date, time, venue, and nuptial garments? Certainly, those invited have a choice to determine whether they will attend, they make preparations to journey to the ceremonial site, and they make the effort to get there.  ButContinue reading “Dress Code in Effect”

His Way Is Truth and Humbles Me

Many people have heard the statement, “God doesn’t want religion, He wants a relationship”.  I suspect that poses the question of how to have a relationship with a “Being” that exists outside the dimensions of time while we are physically limited to our geography and physical laws. Some doubt it is feasible to have companionship withContinue reading “His Way Is Truth and Humbles Me”

Relationship Test

Have you ever experienced a period in your life with competing objectives that occupied far too much mental real estate? Admittedly, over the past few weeks, I have allowed distractions to crowd my mind and deprive me of the refreshing joy and peace found in my relationship with the LORD. People in all walks ofContinue reading “Relationship Test”

Out of the World!

Have you ever met a know-it-all? Interestingly enough, usually, this sort does not know that they do not know. Unfortunately, during my youth, I did whatever pleased me. Although the LORD surrounded me with people who tried to warn me of the world’s dangers, I remember thinking its traps could not catch me because IContinue reading “Out of the World!”

Marked “Pre-Paid, For Pickup”

Lately, we have been doing a great deal of our shopping online. Whether we have opted for delivery or curbside pick up, we deliberately: chose items; determined how we would possess them; and, then paid in advance. This purchase activity at a macro-level represents a process description of what the Almighty God did when HeContinue reading “Marked “Pre-Paid, For Pickup””