Blessed are the Meek

Blessed are the Meek  Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.  Matthew 5:5 Among the modern-day synonyms for meek are timid, docile, passive, spineless, resigned, and weak. I suspect the definition of meekness has softened from what it meant in Jesus’ day, and here is why: One of Jesus’ most frequent instructions … Continue reading Blessed are the Meek

A Militant God

A Militant God Then Israel made a vow to the Lord and said, “If you will indeed give this people into our hands, then we will utterly destroy their towns.” The Lord listened to the voice of Israel, and handed over the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their towns. Numbers 21:2-3 There is … Continue reading A Militant God

How Did I Miss That? Part 3: The Way Out is Through

How Did I Miss That? Part 3: The Way Out is Through Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34a                        “I shouted out, who killed the Kennedys? When after all, it was you and me.” Sympathy … Continue reading How Did I Miss That? Part 3: The Way Out is Through

Less Human

Less Human Terrors frighten them on every side, and chase them at their heels. Their strength is consumed by hunger, and calamity is ready for their stumbling. Surely such are the dwellings of the ungodly, such is the place of those who do not know God.  Job 18:11-12, 21 Recently, I heard a radio interview … Continue reading Less Human