Rejoice and Be Glad Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven. Matthew 5:12a As this series on What Did Jesus Say continues, I will begin reflecting on the Sermon on the Mount, as found in Matthew 5, 6, and 7. This is one of the longer of Jesus’ discourses recorded in … Continue reading Rejoice and Be Glad
How Did I Miss That? Part 29: The Road to Nowhere…
How Did I Miss That? Part 29: The Road to Nowhere… I will lead the blind by a road they do not know, by paths they have not known I will guide them. I will turn darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. Isaiah 42:16 Several decades ago, a friend and … Continue reading How Did I Miss That? Part 29: The Road to Nowhere…
The Rat Race
The Rat Race Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and (rats) consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor (rats) consume and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart … Continue reading The Rat Race
When God Answers
When God Answers I have seen the business that God has given to everyone to be busy with. He has made everything suitable for its time; moreover he has put a sense of past and future into their minds, yet they cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. Ecclesiastes … Continue reading When God Answers
Fully Human The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God.” Luke 1:35 For those of us with a religious or spiritual bent, there is no … Continue reading Fully Human
Getting Here Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, and he answered, “The kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ For, in fact, the kingdom of God is among you. … Continue reading Getting Here
Taming an Ego
Taming an Ego You were taught to put away your former way of life, your old self, corrupt and deluded by its lusts, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to clothe yourselves with the new self, created according to the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians … Continue reading Taming an Ego
Run, Forrest, Run!
Run, Forrest, Run! But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 The namesake of the movie, Forrest Gump, was bullied as a child. His schoolmates made fun of … Continue reading Run, Forrest, Run!
Glorious Joy Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8 The theme for the 3nd week … Continue reading Glorious Joy
The You God Sees
The You God Sees For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:13-14a What are human beings that you are mindful of them, or mortals, that you care for them? You have made them only … Continue reading The You God Sees