January 28, 2021
We are notorious forgetters. God moves and provides for us daily. And then, there are those extraordinary moments when He encounters us. But in light of this growing number of experiences of God’s goodness, is there ever-increasing gratitude and worship?
BACK TO BETHEL
Jacob is an example. God met him at critical junctures, but none more life-altering than the encounter at Bethel. God was so anxious for Jacob never to forget this that He instructed him to move there and make an altar.
Where has God met you? Have you forgotten? Do you regularly review His works and live from that understanding? Are you more grateful because you have years of accumulated goodness from God?
If not, it may be time to return to Bethel.
Father, help me to have increasing gratitude. Let the past fuel the future of faithfulness to You.
July 02, 2022
July 01, 2022
In each generation there are wicked rulers leading nations to do wicked things, oppressing those around them with senseless violence and evil. Hitler had his day and Stalin, and now Putin as he ravages Ukraine.
Where is God in all of this? The small, one-chapter book of Obadiah gives us the answer: God will always, ultimately judge wicked men nations. Justice wins the day. Notice God’s word through Obadiah to the wicked nation of Edom. No nation that ignores God will escape His judgment.
June 29, 2022