At the Very Gates

Matthew 24:3-5 ESV As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will … Continue reading At the Very Gates

A Genie in the Sky?

Psalm 33:8-12 ESV Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him! For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples. The counsel … Continue reading A Genie in the Sky?

Giving Thought to Our Steps

Proverbs 14:2, 3, 5, 6 ESV Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways despises him. By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them. A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes … Continue reading Giving Thought to Our Steps

In Whom Do We Trust?

Jeremiah 17:5-8 ESV Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited … Continue reading In Whom Do We Trust?

Clearheaded Discernment

Romans 12:1-2 ESV I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what … Continue reading Clearheaded Discernment