Wisdom Wednesday: Reproof

“My son, do not despise the Lord 's discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights” (Proverbs‬ ‭3:11-12‬ ‭ESV‬‬). I remember watching Jurassic Park many years ago. The hunter, Muldoon, was discussing velociraptors and commented on their intelligence. He... Continue Reading →

Love of the World

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world”... Continue Reading →

Prunings

“Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit” (John 15:2 ESV). This week will beIf you were to ask some of my friends, they would probably say that I’m a masochist because I set challenging physical... Continue Reading →

Community

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 ESV)! I’ve mentioned here before that I’m a bit of an... Continue Reading →

Love

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24 ESV). “I love you!” “I love you more!” I remember someone saying that love is not a competition. In some ways I agree with that. In others, not so much. In a competition there are winners and losers.... Continue Reading →

Wisdom Wednesday: Blessing

“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered” (Proverbs 11:25 ESV). The world’s version of this verse is, “what goes around comes around.” Some call it karma. But the blessings of God far outweigh any cosmic balance sheet. The world does not understand God’s wisdom. They say, “Get what... Continue Reading →

Chaos

“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day” (Genesis 1:31 ESV). There’s a theory called Entropy which states that everything is in the process of moving from order to disorder. It certainly doesn’t take much of an imagination... Continue Reading →

Think Possibly!

“But he said, ‘What is impossible with man is possible with God’” (Luke 18:27 ESV). There’s a lot of talk these days about “positive thinking.” And there is merit to the practice. Unfortunately, there also exists the danger of going overboard and developing the mindset that we, in and of ourselves can do anything. This... Continue Reading →

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