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”

Hope Again!

In surveying the communities I am involved in, I see a resilience stirring in some people; but, I also see a weariness in others. The past few years have been trying and divisive for the majority of people for various reasons. Friends, if you are growing tired because of the canvas in front of you,Continue reading “Hope Again!”

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”

Two Kingdoms, Two Women, One War

Spiritual warfare comes to every believer regardless of how we react; it is unavoidable. With believers dedicating so much effort to walking in love and living quiet, peaceable lives, some might wonder why battles find them. It seems to me that as long as we are living in this body, battles will come looking for usContinue reading “Two Kingdoms, Two Women, One War”

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””

There is Purpose for All of It!

My heart goes out to so many people across the entire globe who are trying to escape persecution, war, shortages of food and water, severe weather, violence and sickness. I believe our LORD is saddened for individuals as well. When I was growing up, some people said such occurrences were not increasing; instead, they attributed theContinue reading “There is Purpose for All of It!”

The Fear of the LORD Manifests His Presence

Have you ever noticed that nothing of this world can permanently satisfy a human heart? The majority of people are in the process of reaching for stability, security, a relationship or even some material thing. With recent natural disasters, health threats, political and social unrest, and the sheer weightiness of it all, there seem to be so many reasons to be disheartened.  The PsalmistContinue reading “The Fear of the LORD Manifests His Presence”

Covenant Love’s Eternal Resolve

Can God do anything He wants to do? Are there things that God cannot do? The answer to both questions is yes! You might think these statements contradict themselves, but I don’t think so. God does not want to act in opposition to His character, and as such, He cannot. So the question is if God can,Continue reading “Covenant Love’s Eternal Resolve”

Covenant Love Overcomes All

I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. … For who in the heavens can be compared to the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD? … The heavens are Yours, the earth alsoContinue reading “Covenant Love Overcomes All”