Read Reflect God did not wake up in a panic this morning, climb out of his cloud bed, and peer down at the earth with sleepy eyes and cry out “Oh my goodness, I forgot all about my people”. God did not have to crank up the volume on speakers connected to his satellite to […]Read More
God Opposes the Proud
Read Reflect When you look back over your life, when you consider all the things you have accomplished, when you think about all the things you have (even if they are few) may your heart be filled with humble praise and adoration to the Lord for his goodness to you. For all these things are […]Read More self-sufficiency, blessings, trust, arrogance
Monday Mornings Are Glorious!
Read Reflect Monday mornings are glorious. Monday mornings are another opportunity to see the Lord at work in our lives, in the lives of those around us, in our communities, at our places of work and wherever we may go. After describing what could be any corrupt city in the world, Zephaniah makes a startling […]Read More justice, humility, glimpses
Read Reflect Celebrate! Shout unto the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously! There is somebody by your side. Not just any old person, but the Lord, the King of Israel. The one who conquered death and hell is standing by your side. God will protect you from the fiery darts of the evil one. There […]Read More safety, Creator, celebrate, protection
Afraid to Obey
Read Reflect The one who calls you to a life of obedience is the one who knows your name. The one who calls you to a life of faith is the one who knows when and where you live. The one who calls you to trust him, is the one who has given you the […]Read More obedience, call, God supplies
God’s Hand-made Sky Jewelry (Eugene H. Peterson)
Read Reflect This is a well known psalm, and perhaps you are already familiar with it. But familiarity may blind us to things that make the psalm stand out against the poetry of the ancient Near East, our own instincts, and some views of other religions today. The psalmist has stood outside on a starry […]Read More creation, worship, stars, human beings
Who are you to judge?
These words were written a long time ago at a time when the author’s environment was markedly different from ours. In spite of all these differences and all the changes that have occurred over the past centuries, what Agur describes here clearly shows that the heart of man has not really changed at all.Read More pride, righteousness, haughtiness, weakness, hypocrisy, greed, respect, oppression, exploitation, deprived, rébellion