What’s in a Name?

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.”  (Matthew 1:18, ESV) Jesus. His name is at once the most powerful and the most painful, the most magnificent and the... Continue Reading →

Am I Stupid?

”Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid" (Proverbs 12:1, ESV) Catchy title, huh? It’s meant to be rhetorical, but comment away if you must! My first two years of University were spent at a large, and well-known, “party school.” I had become serious about my faith a couple of years earlier,... Continue Reading →

Wisdom From Above

"But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17, ESV). On Monday we looked at how the need for immediate gratification, and the fear of missing out, are character traits of fools. If we aren’t careful we can easily... Continue Reading →

Walk Worthy. Bear Fruit.

“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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