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”

Life in the Shadow

Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to enter the country every spring. – 2 Kings 13:20 After all that Elisha had accomplished for God, after all of the magnificent displays of God’s power, after all his years of unfailing service, his obituary only warranted five words in biblical history. There is noContinue reading “Life in the Shadow”

Honor Follows Humility

Before a downfall, the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. – Proverbs 18:12 Most of us are familiar with the biblical proverb that warns, “pride goeth before destruction (KJV).” Here we see the “flip side” of that truth stated as, “humility comes before honor.” Both remind me of the old Mac Davis’ hit,Continue reading “Honor Follows Humility”

A Dangerous Self-Sufficiency

But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to YHWH his God, and entered the temple of YHWH to burn incense on the altar of incense. – 2 Chronicles 26:16 Paul once wrote that God’s strength was perfected (or made complete) in his (Paul’s) own weakness. In other words,Continue reading “A Dangerous Self-Sufficiency”