Yesterday I read Psalm 1:1. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.” (ESV) Growing up, I was taught that this verse is speaking about choosing friends and situations to avoid: those who are wicked, those […]
Twitter, Facebook, blogs and other communication tools enhance the speed of disseminating thoughts and information. The question I ask myself this morning is how do I determine what is worth communicating? Is there a test which determines when the delete key should be used? I believe that Paul gives us such a test in 1 […]
In recent years, the business world has coined the phrase “elevator speech.” Sellers are encouraged to be able to explain their product offering to someone in the elevator in the 20 seconds or so it takes to get to their floor. Most people who have been in the church for a while have been taught […]
In Acts 19:21, Paul expresses a desire to go to Rome as part of his missionary efforts. Paul did eventually get to Rome but it is unlikely that he envisioned that he would enter Rome as a prisoner of the state and remain there under house arrest. In the Epistles that Paul wrote while in […]
There are many places in Scripture where the phrase “how long, oh Lord” is expressed. This phrase exhibits a longing for change and protection. As I listen to news of the day I connect with this sentiment. There is much in our world that appears out of control and evil seems to win the day […]
The KJV, which turns 400 this year, has been used by God to transform millions of lives. This is a noteworthy accomplishment and should be celebrated.