There are certain things that go on in this world that make me ask, “God, where are You?” There are certain stories I read, or hear that make me wonder, “God, what are You doing?”
Someone ate a bat in China, and as a result, everyone in the world had to go to their rooms for three months but that still didn’t stop the spread of a virus with some thirty million cases and nearly one million fatalities and counting. As far as years go… 2020 hasn’t been so hot.
Hope does not make life easier. In fact, it does the opposite with good reason.
I may not be able to help them all, but I can help this one.
They didn’t bother to wonder what was happening with their former friends and neighbors. It was a classic case of out of sight out of mind.
What have I done today for the poor and the oppressed? Not what have I posted to facebook. Not what have I written or complained about. What have I done?
You must not follow the crowd in doing wrong. (Exodus 23:2) Read: Exodus 21:22-23:13, Matthew 24:1-28, Psalm 29:1-11, Proverbs 7:6-23 Relate: “When I was a kid…” Anytime I used to hear that I would cringe. It doesn’t matter what that old fogie is going to talk about, I don’t want to hear it. These days I have…
The first command God gives Gideon when he sets the people on the path to freedom was to tear down the altar. The first and most crucial step towards freedom was repentance.
Then one of the Temple guards standing nearby slapped Jesus across the face. “Is that the way to answer the high priest?” he demanded.Jesus replied, “If I said anything wrong, you must prove it. But if I’m speaking the truth, why are you beating me?” Then Annas bound Jesus and sent him to Caiaphas, the…
Then Simon Peter drew a sword and slashed off the right ear of Malchus, the high priest’s slave. But Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath. Shall I not drink from the cup of suffering the Father has given me?” (John 18:10-11) Read: Acts 15:22 – 17:15 Relate: [This was originally written days…