Don’t Be Stupid

Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. (2 Timothy 2:23) Read: Jeremiah 44:24-47:7, 2 Timothy 2:22-3:17, Psalm 94:1-23, Proverbs 26:6-8 Relate: Honestly, I was actually surprised with my most recent facebook browse. When I decided what verse to use for today, I jumped over there expecting more of the usual. Apparently,…

2 Samuel 24: 14 (Merciful Justice)

“I’m in a desperate situation!” David replied to Gad. “But let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is great. Do not let me fall into human hands.” (2 Samuel 24:14 NLT) Read: 2 Samuel 23:24-39, 2 Samuel 24, Acts 3, Psalms 123:1-4, Proverbs 16:21-23 Relate: Israel was once again focusing on…

Slow To Anger

But you, O Lord, are a a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. (Psalms 86:15 NLT) Read: Joshua 15, Luke 18:18-43, Psalms 86:1-17, Proverbs 13:9-10 Relate: Some people are angry at God…I mean really angry. Why? They were hurt. Maybe I’m talking about you. Maybe you were…

Roll the Shame Away

Joshua and the men of Israel had to make a decision to follow God’s instructions in complete obedience. After they did this God rolled the shame of their slavery in Egypt away.

For This Hour

[This was originally written about six months ago. It is being reposted now as it pertains to this recent election and I still fully agree with what I have written] Then Jesus said, “You would have no power over me at all unless it were given to you from above. So the one who handed…

One For Many

Caiaphas, who was high priest at that time, said, “You don’t know what you’re talking about! You don’t realize that it’s better for you that one man should die for the people than for the whole nation to be destroyed.” (John 11:49-50) Read: Ezekiel 14:1 – 16:63 Relate: Which is more important, the individual or the group? Would…

Set Apart and Sent

Jesus replied, “It is written in your own Scriptures that God said to certain leaders of the people, ‘I say, you are gods!’ And you know that the Scriptures cannot be altered. So if those people who received God’s message were called ‘gods,’ why do you call it blasphemy when I say, ‘I am the…

Death

And though I have no wish to glorify myself, God is going to glorify me. He is the true judge. I tell you the truth, anyone who obeys my teaching will never die!” (John 8:50-51) Read: Isaiah 1:21 – 5:30 Relate: Death is a choice. I know, I know, that old adage says that the only two…