Desperation

"Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet and implored him earnestly, saying, 'My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.' And he went with him"... Continue Reading →

My Hiding Place

“You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.... Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope! Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your statutes continually!” (‭Psalms‬ ‭119:114‬ , 116-117 ESV‬‬) Last Thursday... Continue Reading →

How Quickly We Forget

“And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, 'Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember?'” (Mark‬ ‭8:17-18‬ ‭ESV‬‬) ‭‭There are things that... Continue Reading →

Strange Fire

“Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, which he had not commanded them. And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. Then Moses said... Continue Reading →

Throne of Grace

“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without... Continue Reading →

Awake or Asleep

“For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing” (1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:9-11‬ ‭ESV‬‬). I've heard many... Continue Reading →

Mercy Not Sacrifice

"Go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners" (Matthew 9:13 ESV). Every now and then a scripture jumps out at me while I'm reading. Usually I assume that God is trying to tell me something; it's not always a verse that I... Continue Reading →

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