The Temple of God

The Temple of God

King David’s son, Solomon was given the wonderful privilege of building a temple for God in Jerusalem. II Chronicles 5 records that on the day of the temple’s dedication, “…the house of the Lord, filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister...
Members of  One Another

Members of One Another

“For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we (Christians), who are many are one body in Christ and individually members one of another” (Romans 12:4-5). In his letters to the churches in Rome and Corinth, the...
Forgiveness is Freedom

Forgiveness is Freedom

Time and time again, we are exhorted by the scriptures to forgive one another.  Scripture sets out a very clear standard of the kind of forgiveness that Christians are to offer, “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also...
Delilah’s Lap

Delilah’s Lap

I begin many of my days by reading from The Valley of Vision: Puritan Prayers and Devotions. The last two days I have been pondering the following words of introspection. “Have you sought joys in some creature comforts? Look not below God for happiness; do not fall...
Finishing Well

Finishing Well

On August 23, 1969, just 24 days after he became the first man to walk on the moon, Neal Armstrong, and the crew of Apollo 11, were honored by a New York City tickertape parade, the ultimate accolade for a job well done. At one point in the parade the composed Neal...
Unto Us a Child is Born

Unto Us a Child is Born

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given…”(Isaiah 9:6). There are a lot of one-liners that go along with the Christmas season, we see them on banners and displays, and if we are not careful, they simply slide by without us giving them a lot of thought....