Trampled Underfoot

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who would not listen to what you said, but who decided what you meant, without discussion, and then went on to blast you with all kinds of false accusations? Did this person attack you personally, making false assumptions about your intentions, your character, and the meanings of … Continue reading Trampled Underfoot

Yet Even Now

Joel 2:1-2 ESV Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness there is spread upon the mountains … Continue reading Yet Even Now

We Have to Say “Yes!”

Isaiah 48:1-2 ESV Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and who came from the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of the Lord and confess the God of Israel, but not in truth or right. For they call themselves after the holy city, and stay … Continue reading We Have to Say “Yes!”

Love and Discipline

Jeremiah 32:16-19 ESV “After I had given the deed of purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed to the Lord, saying: ‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you. You show steadfast … Continue reading Love and Discipline

Do Not Overlook This

2 Peter 3:8-10 ESV But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but … Continue reading Do Not Overlook This

Let’s Get Serious!

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 ESV Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will … Continue reading Let’s Get Serious!