Like God, or Liked by Others?

Isaiah 43:8-13 ESV Bring out the people who are blind, yet have eyes, who are deaf, yet have ears! All the nations gather together, and the peoples assemble. Who among them can declare this, and show us the former things? Let them bring their witnesses to prove them right, and let them hear and say, … Continue reading Like God, or Liked by Others?

The Paths of all Who Forget God

Job 8:11-15 ESV “Can papyrus grow where there is no marsh? Can reeds flourish where there is no water? While yet in flower and not cut down, they wither before any other plant. Such are the paths of all who forget God; the hope of the godless shall perish. His confidence is severed, and his … Continue reading The Paths of all Who Forget God

The Battle for Truth is Intense

Psalms 11:1-3 ESV “In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, ‘Flee like a bird to your mountain, for behold, the wicked bend the bow; they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart; if the foundations are destroyed, what can … Continue reading The Battle for Truth is Intense

Are You “Messed Up”?

Psalms 63:1-4 ESV “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better … Continue reading Are You “Messed Up”?

Hear, That Your Soul May Live

Come, Everyone Who Thirsts Isaiah 55:1 ESV “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” All of us humans thirst for (yearn, desire, long for) something, perhaps not even knowing what we want. As sinners … Continue reading Hear, That Your Soul May Live

Walk Not in the Counsel of the Ungodly

Years ago, when I used to watch TV and movies regularly (gave those up in 2008), I watched a movie called “While You Were Sleeping” (1995). The story line is this: A woman who worked as a ticket seller at the “L” in Chicago had a secret crush on one of the commuters. He fell … Continue reading Walk Not in the Counsel of the Ungodly

Choose Your Partners Wisely

Be Imitators of God Ephesians 5:1-4 ESV “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among … Continue reading Choose Your Partners Wisely

Lockstep

An Original Work / September 14, 2021 Lockstep, lockstep, all in place, No one asking, all a gaze. Mindless foll’wers do their thing, Foll’wing without questioning. Do always what they have heard, Matter not how so absurd. Minions giving service to Their slave masters, one and two. This reveals what they were taught Early on … Continue reading Lockstep

They Deceive the Naïve

Those Who Cause Divisions Romans 16:17-20 ESV “I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive … Continue reading They Deceive the Naïve

Too Many Concealments

The Wise and the Foolish Proverbs 22:3-5 ESV “The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it. The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep … Continue reading Too Many Concealments