This is a sad time in Israel’s history. God has done great things for them and still wants to care for them as his chosen people. But when the people do not have a strong leader to shepherd them, they start chasing after other gods and only call on the Lord when they have problems. No one likes friends that only call when they have problems! God does not give up on his people, though. He gives them good leaders when they get desperate. He earnestly desires his people to follow him so that he can bless them.Read More
Read Reflect Recently my pastor gave a sermon about how the people in the Bible were just like us. It’s a bit hard to take. After all, we don’t dress in long robes, bring sacrifices to a temple, practice polygamy, or worship carved images. However, a close look at this chapter of Isaiah reveals that […]Read More idolatry, relationship with God, busyness
In Psalm 51, we see the response of David to what is likely the most notorious sin he ever committed. Not only did he commit adultery with Bathsheba, but he also ensured the death of her husband in war. It’s hard to believe that these are the actions of someone who is described as “a man after God’s own heart.”
Verse 4 gives us a fascinating glimpse into the heart of David.Read More sin, forgiveness, humility, relationship with God, brokenness
Why do we need to keep asking God to deliver us from the anxiety that can fill our minds? Why doesn’t he just remove this anxiety the first time we pray for it?
We are becoming increasingly familiar with words like mental health, depression, and anxiety.Read More trust, anxiety, relationship with God, emotional battles