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”

Which Trail

Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.                                                                            2 Samuel 12:10 NIV Recently, while reading in 2 Samuel, I was struck by the trail of death that extends outward from chapter 11, where David violatedContinue reading “Which Trail”

Wings 3

Wings 3 Fear and trembling overwhelm me, and I can’t stop shaking. Oh, that I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest! I would fly far away to the quiet of the wilderness.                                                        Psalm 55:5-7 NLT But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soarContinue reading “Wings 3”