Won’t he leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it?                                                                                                                         Luke 15:4b NLT One of Satan’s most effective lies is the one he told Eve in the Garden. It worked then and it has worked ever since. The lie is thatContinue reading “Lost”

Thy Kingdom Come

“Our Father who is in heaven, let your name be made holy; may your kingdom come, [that is], your will be done, as in heaven, so also on earth….”                                                                     Matthew 6:9b-10 Author’s translation When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, the traditional language is “…thy kingdom come, thy will be done, in earth asContinue reading “Thy Kingdom Come”

Where is the God of Justice?

You have wearied the LORD with your words. But you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delights in them.” Or by asking, “Where is the God of justice?”                                                                                               Malachi 2:17 ESV You have said, ‘It is vain toContinue reading “Where is the God of Justice?”

Realistic about Sin

We know that those who are born of God do not sin, but the one who was born of God protects them, and the evil one does not touch them.                                                                        1 John 5:18 NRS We need to be realistic about sin. To be a human is to have the sin condition. None of usContinue reading “Realistic about Sin”

The Refiner’s Fire

“But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap.”                                                                                                       Malachi 2:3 Like many in our own day, the Jews wanted justice. That is, they wanted what they were sure they deserved. They had been veryContinue reading “The Refiner’s Fire”

Signs 4

Then Simeon blessed them, and he said to Mary, the baby’s mother, “This child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall, but he will be a joy to many others. He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will oppose him.                                                                                                              Luke. 2:34 NLT We have seenContinue reading “Signs 4”