“They sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great.” Job 2:13. As we learn from the book of Job, people in grief do not always need words. Sometimes they need someone to sit silently with them, […]
“The love of Christ compels us.” I Corinthians 1:18-31 Jesus didn’t choose those who were wise, mighty, or noble by human standards (I Corinthians 1:26). He sought those willing to follow Him and be trained for loving service. In today’s world, the scene is much the same. God is still looking for those who will serve […]
Those who leave the paths of uprightness…rejoice in doing evil, and delight in the perversity of the wicked. Proverbs 2:13-14 Solomon observed mankind’s propensity for evil describing those who “rejoice in doing evil…” While this may describe much of the world around us, followers of Jesus have a refreshingly different way to handle life. Paul challenged us: […]
5/13/21 LET’S OPEN OUR HEARTS AND OUR HANDS “If there is among you a poor man of your brethren…you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand.” Deuteronomy 15:7 God expects generosity from His people. In Deuteronomy 15, Moses emphasized the reality of poverty and how the more affluent must respond to it. Among God’s people, there […]
“You shall not take vengeance…, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Leviticus 19:18. Instead of returning injury and insult, may we live by Christ-honoring and Spirit-empowered alternatives. Leave final justice in the hands of a just God.