January 7 – With Fist Raised Against the World

This isn’t the love God has called us to live. This is not how He taught us, on a mountainside, to treat our neighbors or even those who declare themselves our enemies. The church claims to be the spiritual seed of Israel, the child of Isaac, the child of Abraham. Are we? Are we living out this heritage?

Stop Being Stupid

Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad. Then I will be able to answer my critics. (Proverbs 27:11) Read: Ezekiel 20:1-49, Hebrews 9:11-28, Psalm 107:1-43, Proverbs 27:11 Relate: About two weeks back I wrote a post titled Don’t Be Stupid. The key verse for the post was 2 Timothy 2:23 which reads: “Again I say, don’t get involved…

Sodom

Sodom’s sins were arrogance, gluttony, and laziness, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door. She was haughty and committed detestable sins, so I wiped her out, as you have seen. (Ezekiel 16:49-50) Read: Ezekiel 16:42 – 17:24, Hebrews 8:1-13, Psalm 106:13-31,  Proverbs 27:7-9 Relate: It would not be fair to say that I can be arrogant sometimes. Neither…

Acts 16:18-19 (Freedom Not Wanted)

This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And instantly it left her. Her masters’ hopes of wealth were now shattered, so they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged…

Ezekiel 17:49-50 (I Am Sodom)

Read: Ezekiel 16:42-17:24, Hebrews 8:1-13, Psalm 106:13-31, Proverbs 27:7-9 Sodom’s sins were arrogance, gluttony, and laziness, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door. She was haughty and committed detestable sins, so I wiped her out, as you have seen. (Ezekiel 17:49-50) Relate: I can be arrogant sometimes. No, lets be honest, I can be arrogant most of the time.…

Liberty And Security (5/6/13)

Read: Ruth 2:1-4:22, John 4:43-54, Psalm 105:16-36, Proverbs 14:26-27 Those who fear the Lord are secure (Proverbs 14:26) Relate: “Those who are willing to trade their freedom for security deserve neither and will lose both.” I’ve heard variations of this quote time and again and it is almost never quoted correctly. The context is usually quite wrong as…