Whose Agenda?

It is funny how, when God is determined to speak to you, He meets you at every turn. Whether it is reading the Bible, a devotional, or the back of the corn flakes box. Well, today has been one of those days for me and I am still reeling from what He has spoken to my...

Joy Unspeakable

Periodically, when reading God’s Word or just thinking about Him and His goodness, I am so overcome with joy that I just start laughing at the wonder of it all. Recently, while reading from II Corinthians 5, I was bowled over once again. “He made Him who knew no sin...

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35). In Jesus’ call for us to love one...

Useful to the Master

Useful to the Master

“Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, ‘The Lord knows those who are His,’ and, ‘Let everyone who names the name of the Lord abstain from wickedness.’ Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of...

Pleasing God

Pleasing God

“Jesus said, ‘I do nothing on my own initiative, but I speak the things the Father taught Me. He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him’ (John 8:28-29). When walking on this earth, Jesus had as His...

Walking by Faith

Walking by Faith

“In this world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). In the early 1970’s, country music star, Lynn Anderson recorded the song Rose Garden, which went to the top of the charts and sold multiple millions of copies. The...

What is Wisdom?

What is Wisdom?

The word wisdom is used 183 times in the Bible, 47 of those are found in the Book of Proverbs. The Hebrew words that are translated as wisdom in the Proverbs mean: skillful, insight, and understanding. Job 28:28 says, “Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom.”...

The Borrowing King

The Borrowing King

As I have been contemplating the highlights of Holy Week as found in the Gospels, something caught my attention, something that I have never pondered before. Have you ever noticed that Jesus Christ, Lord of Lords, King of Kings, Creator of the universe, was in the...