What we treasure is a window into our hearts. When people look through that window, what do they see?
Read: Isaiah 28:14-30:11, Galatians 3:23-4:31, Psalm 62:1-12, Proverbs 23:19-21 And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote. (Isaiah 29:13) Relate: One of my favorite YouTubers is David Wood.…
An innocent black man was killed by the cops… again. And again… and again… and again.
Hiding from the consequences of our sin seems to be our knee jerk reaction, but it does not work.
The man Jesus had healed had just been grilled by the religious leaders and mocked for his ignorance. His own parents refused to back him up and he most likely had just been kicked out of the synagogue. But this man when being questioned said, “I might not know all about that. All I know is that I once was blind but now I see.”
Why did it take an untrained boy who was unfamiliar with the situation and untrained in the methods of conventional warfare to destroy Goliath?
What started as a minor panic turned into a full-fledged route. Two men came running in and thousands scattered in every direction.
Am I like Eli’s sons, or am I like Samuel? Have I used my leadership positions and roles for my own greedy gain, or am I truly a servant?
Jesus spoke to demons and they fled. He spoke to dead girls and they sat up. He spoke to blind eyes, and they opened. He spoke to lepers and they were cured. He gave thanks to God and five thousand men (plus uncounted women and children) were fed from one little kid’s snack. Jesus speaks to sinners and they are forgiven. He is still speaking.
First He says, “Today”
Then He continues, “You will be with me”
Finally, “In Paradise”