December 01, 2014
Psalms, Chapter 1 never ceases to amaze me in its simplicity, clarity and promise. I have read it thousands of times and each time it reminds me of the vital role of God's Word in my life.
It pulls me out of bed in the middle of the night. It makes me want to learn more and study faithfully. It drives me.
It delights my heart this morning once again and reminds me of what is most important in all of life…to listen to the Lord and meditate on His Word day and night!
The Contrasting PRACTICE
The worldly man...
But the Word man...
The Contrasting PROMISES
The Word man will be...
The worldly man who does not listen to God's Word but listens to foolish men will be…
When something becomes a great value to you (like the pearl of great price or the treasure hidden in the field) you are willing to do whatever is necessary to obtain it.
My prayer for you? That listening and responding to God and what He says would become your greatest value and that you would pay any price to pursue Him every day through His Word and prayer!
October 13, 2021
October 12, 2021
It could not be worse. God is gracious in His offering of forgiveness through Jesus Christ to all who believe. Those who come to know God and obey Him will experience the best in this life and the life to come.
But what of all those who ignore God? Who will not trust Him? Who never follow and obey the one true God? The Bible leaves no ambiguity about this, and its clarity should sober us.
October 07, 2021
My son, who is planting a church in a Northern Colorado city, intentionally took me for a walk through a sculpture garden recently that is located in a prominent spot in his large city. It was beautiful, convenient, and filled with people.
To my amazement, at every 30 yards or so, there was a stone statue. The whole garden was a prayer garden, and each statue was named. The farther we walked, the more I realized it was a garden designed to help you pray to ancestral spirits. This religion is called animism and is no different from the false religions we read of in the Scripture. Paul encountered this in Athens.