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?”

Weighing Your Answers

The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. – Proverbs 15:28 As a pastor, I was (at times) led by the Holy Spirit to lead in ways that were not well-received by individual members of the church. The result was that some the opportunity to “gush someContinue reading “Weighing Your Answers”