Eyes of a Fool

”The discerning sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth” (Proverbs 17:24, ESV). The world promises…well…the world! We are told that if we are fast enough, strong enough, smart enough, we can have anything we want. And if we aren’t fast enough, strong enough or... Continue Reading →

Break Up!

“Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you” (Hosea 10:12 ESV). On Monday we were introduced to the world’s first garden. Planted by God, this garden was perfect. There are generally two types... Continue Reading →

Dirt

"And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth... Continue Reading →

Finding God’s Rest

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28-29, ESV). God Rests God never tires. He needs neither sleep nor repose.... Continue Reading →

Not To Condemn

”For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him” (John 3:17, ESV). This is a fairly well-known verse, and it comes right on the heels of what is probably the best-known, and most-memorized, verse in the Bible. “For God... Continue Reading →

Desire

"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 →

Outsiders

“Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person” (Colossians‬ ‭4:5-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬). Paul refers to those who aren’t believers as outsiders. I find this choice of words interesting as the world... Continue Reading →

Now You Are Light!

“For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light”” (Ephesians‬ ‭5:8 ‭ESV‬‬). When I read this verse quickly I tend to mentally insert or change some words. I want it to say, “For at one time you were in darkness,” and I want it... Continue Reading →

Freedom

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery” (Galatians‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬). At first glance, the first seven words of this verse seem redundant. Obviously we weren’t set free for captivity! Aaaaaah…there it is. For some reason we Christians aren’t really comfortable with the... Continue Reading →

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