Grow Up

Once upon a time I knew everything. Once upon a time I was indestructible. Once upon a time the entire world revolved around me. But then I started to get older and, apparently, dumber.

Romans 4:2-5 (Father Abraham)

If his good deeds had made him acceptable to God, he would have had something to boast about. But that was not God’s way. For the Scriptures tell us, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” When people work their wages are not a gift, but something they have…

Sin, Righteousness, Judgment

And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me. Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more. Judgment will come because the ruler of this…

The Real Me (11/19/13)

Read: Ezekiel 39:1-40:27, James 2:18-3:18, Psalm 118:1-18, Proverbs 28:2 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.       (James 2:24) Relate: “That’s not who I am. You just don’t see the real me.” Ever hear that line? What about, “That’s not what I meant to do. I know…

Justice Exalted, Righteousness Displayed (9/9/13)

Read: Isaiah 3:1-5:30, 2 Corinthians 11:1-15, Psalm 53:1-6, Proverbs 22:28-29 But the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will be exalted by his justice. The holiness of God will be displayed by his righteousness. (Isaiah 5:16) Relate: Sometimes when I’m reading through the scripture for the day something jumps out at me and I can barely wait to finish reading so I…