In reading about Joseph in Matthew 1 this morning, the term “grinder” is what came to mind. Joseph could be counted on to do the right thing.
We can learn a lesson from Daniel’s prayer. Daniel earnestly interceded on behalf of his people and asked God to intervene and do something about it. God has responded in a most amazing way by sending Jesus.
Yet behind the three questions stands a person who claims to have the explanation and the answer to these questions.
While driving to work this morning a version of “It Hurts Me Too” came on the radio. As I considered the lyrics, I saw a parallel to Scripture that I had not seen before. So, to Google I turned to find the lyrics. Here they are, for those who are not familiar with the song: […]
We have all said things which cause us to wish for a rewind button. My hope in sharing these questions is that by applying them consistently we might increase the time between statements that we later regret.
During a recent Bible study where we were discussing the resurrection of Jesus I thought of the analogy of writing a check. Jesus claimed to have power over death, he claimed that he would die and then rise again. Using the analogy of writing a check, Jesus wrote a large check to us when he promised that we could be raised to new life.
For the Christian, joy is not rooted in some vague, self-generated sense of well being. Joy is rooted in the character of God and an understanding that Jesus has made a provision for us.