The Fear of God

It wouldn’t be worthy of respect if I could kick the dog without fear of retaliation. In the same way, when we do evil or dishonor God, of course there will be consequences. The power and goodness of God demand it. By definition, we should and do have a fear, a healthy reverence of God.

How Many Times

Again and again, he rescued them, but they chose to rebel against him, and they were finally destroyed by their sin. (Psalm 106:43) Read: Ezekiel 18:1 – 19:14, Hebrews 9:1-10, Psalm 106:32-48, Proverbs 27:10 Relate: Nebuchadnezzar was a lucky man. Over and over again, he was given an opportunity to recognize the greatness of the God of Israel. He saw…

The Word Spoken

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see – such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in…

Get Up And Finish

I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free. (Isaiah 44:22) Read: Isaiah 41:14-45:10, Ephesians 3:1-21, Psalm 68:1-18, Proverbs 24:1-2 Relate: My best and worst race in cross country are one and…

There Is A Gift

But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (Ephesians 2:4-5) Read: Isaiah 41:17-43:13, Ephesians 2:1-22, Psalm 67:1-7, Proverbs 23:29-35 Relate: Sometimes I imagine the day it will happen. I’ll be sitting at my desk…