Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you […]Read more "To Humble and Test"
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. He passed away, to no one’s regret, and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings. 2 Chronicles 21:20 When your timeis over, how will you be rememberd? Do you want said of […]Read more "Tragic End"
“Weeping may last for the night; but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 The daily liturgy of nature includes a remarkable truth. On the eastern horizon, right before the first light of day stretches its’ arm beyond the horizon, the darkness is deepest. It’s the point of night where the sun had been gone […]Read more "Joy Comes in the Morning"
The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. Proverbs 10:3 The other day I was reading Proverbs when I came across the above passage. My first reading of the passage was on the literal level, where the passage was speaking literally about the righteous never going […]Read more "True Hunger"
“What do these stones mean?” – Joshua 4:21 Yesterday, during a conversation with my mentor and friend I was reminded the importance of considering the past more than the future. So many of my wounds have been self-inflicted. Too often I have wondered from the narrow road turning to the right or left. The result of […]Read more "“What Do These Stones Mean?”"
What do you feel when you really look at the current state of our world? If I’m being honest, I’d have to say fear and anxiety would make my “Top Ten” feelings. With news articles like “Financial Collapse Imminent”, “Violent Extremism Expanding”, “City Government Bankrupted by Corruption”, “Crime Up 25%”, etc., it’s hard not to […]Read more "When Life Looks Bleak"
Grief. Image from http://www.huffingtonpost.com There are many, many reasons why I appreciate the Psalms. One reason is the honesty therein. Whoever the author may have been of each particular Psalm, it seems as if they captured exactly what I have to say. Psalm 38 is yet another example of my words said by another long […]Read more "A Burden Too Heavy"