The Hardest Lesson

The righteous will be glad when they are avenged, when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked. Then people will say, “Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth.” – Psalms 58:10-11 Have you ever been on the receiving end of a great injustice? HaveContinue reading “The Hardest Lesson”

Practical Holiness

Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David. – Ruth 4:22 The story of Ruth, including her encounter with Boaz, is one of the most heart-warming in all of Scripture. Ruth did everything she could to provide for her mother-in-law. Boaz did everything he could to take care of Ruth. Neither oneContinue reading “Practical Holiness”

The Lord’s Side?

When Saul realized that YHWH was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David, Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days. – 1 Samuel 18:28-29 King Saul was afraid of David because God was on David’s side. Perhaps, there is no greater indicator ofContinue reading “The Lord’s Side?”

Christ’s High Road

May YHWH judge between you and me. And may YHWH avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you. – 1 Samuel 24:12 In over 34 years of ministry, I have had to deal with some pretty mean-spirited people. Leaders must sometimes make difficult decisions, and someone will usuallyContinue reading “Christ’s High Road”

Fully and Truly Satisfied

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” – John 7:37-38 Am I fully and truly satisfied in Christ?Continue reading “Fully and Truly Satisfied”