As crowded as these homes probably already were, I watched over and over again these kind and loving citizens open their homes to those who had been evicted (on pain of death) from theirs. I cannot but help compare the response of the western world that has such a greater capacity and yet continues to keep their doors closed.
Although the Bible calls Lot a righteous man, he was a failure. Not only did he not even win one friend and neighbor to the Lord, but he also wasn’t even influencing his own family.
It first happened this year on Election Day. It was the first Tuesday in November. I hate election day. I know, I know. Most of you are thinking, “so do I.” But my reasons have nothing at all to do with politics. I am not here to talk about our broken electoral system or the…
I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one. (Ezekiel 22:30) Read: Ezekiel 21:1-22:31, Hebrews 10:1-17, Psalm 108:1-13, Proverbs 27:12 Relate: It was a field of…
What memorials are peppered throughout your city and community? Do you even know? How often have you walked by them while barely recognizing them except as part of the local landscape?
How long have you been waiting on God? Is there something He has promised and it is beginning to seem as though He forgot? Is there a promise that was made so long ago that you have given up on that dream?
When Nehemiah returned to Jerusalem to begin rebuilding the walls, he had no idea just exactly what he was stepping into.
This Universe is a work of beauty on a scope so vast and with a level of detail so meticulous that it beggars the imagination. Even more mind-boggling than that is the fact that the artist of this universe loves me.
Tens of thousands have heard that question “What Would Jesus Do” and given everything they have to live out the answer.
Then the church had peace. Honestly, I felt like this verse should have been located way up around verse nineteen. Paul goes on a mission to kill off the followers of Jesus in Damascus. Along the way, God himself intervenes and Paul turns from being a persecutor to a follower. In the city of Damascus,…