I stand before my maker, becoming unmade and then made again, sometimes yielding, sometimes fighting, but always under the surgeon’s knife. Which is greater, the pain of being shaped or the pain of being left as I am?
“Actions speak louder than words” is a proverb whose over use sometimes masks the truth it contains. I read in Genesis 15:6, that Abram (soon to be Abraham) “believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.” In Habakkuk 2:4, it says, “righteous shall live by his faith.” All through Scripture we find […]
What qualities must be present in the believer to be used by God to build His Church? Here is the list as I see it: Complete surrender to God That’s it. One item. Everything else follows nicely after surrender. Paul gives us a description of what this kind of surrender looks like in Philippians 3:8–11 […]
Growing up, when I read in Genesis Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden, I always viewed this as a punitive action. I thought that our first parents were being punished for their sin. This morning, as I read this passage, I noticed that the goal in expelling them from the Garden was to […]
From the first, our rebellion against God has taken the form of questioning the wisdom of His statements and prohibitions. We see this today as popular atheists are lining up to ridicule God and the Bible. To do so requires that the atheist sets himself up as the authority as to what is right and […]
I recently saw a pair of Tweets by @GAfamily with the hashtags #scary and #love. (For those of you who are not into Twitter, using hashtags is a way of identifying key words so that someone searching on that word will find it) It struck me that these are two words that I would not […]