Fear Is Not A Factor

I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken. (Psalm 62:1-2) Read:Isaiah 28:14-30:11, Galatians 3:23-4:31, Psalm 62:1-12, Proverbs 23:19-21 Relate: When God called Gideon to rescue Israel from the Midianites, the man was threshing wheat inside a wine press. He was…

In With The New

O Lord, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God. You do such wonderful things! You planned them long ago, and now you have accomplished them. (Isaiah 25:1) Read: Isaiah 25:1-28:13, Galatians 3:10-22, Psalm 61:1-8, Proverbs 23:17-18 Relate: Moving to Binghamton the first time (nearly twenty years ago) was a bit of a big deal for me. It…

Out With the Old

“Yes, I will drive you out of office,” says the Lord. “I will pull you down from your high position. And then I will call my servant Eliakim son of Hilkiah to replace you.” (Isaiah 22:19-20) So I died to the law—I stopped trying to meet all its requirements—so that I might live for God. My…

Seeing God

It was in the year King Uzziah died that I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of his robe filled the Temple. (Isaiah 6:1) Read: Isaiah 6:1-7:25, 2 Corinthians 11:16-33, Psalm 54:1-7, Proverbs 23:1-3 Relate: Uzziah was a good king. As far as godliness goes he wasn’t perfect, but…

Rewind

People can never predict when hard times might come. Like fish in a net or birds in a trap, people are caught by sudden tragedy. (Ecclesiastes 9:12) Read: Ecclesiastes 7:1-9:18, 2 Corinthians 7:8-16, Psalm 48:1-14, Proverbs 22:17-19 Relate: There was a show my mom used to watch when I was a kid. I think it was called…