October 05, 2018
There are thousands of ""drop the mic"" statements in the Bible. These are definitive statements which, if dealt with properly, should be the end of the discussion. These statements define what really IS, whether we agree or not.
And, they demand a response. We can ignore them if we choose, but there are unnecessary and serious consequences if we try to live counter to what is true. It simply won't work right.
One of the greatest such passages is Colossians 1:13-20. It is, perhaps, the highest statement in Scripture about Christ's fullness and authority.
Take one statement in this magnificent passage: ""He is also head of the body, the church"" (Colossians 1:18a).
Pause and meditate on the implications of this simple, but all-encompassing truth. As Christ is the Head of the church, it means ...
One response comes to mind …
Hallelujah for the Head! Praise God that He has so designed His body that is not mindless or leaderless, and at the head is One who is perfect in all ways and all directions and we will gladly submit to His leadership!
And one prayer …
“Dear Jesus, Head of my life and Head of Your church, please give us the wisdom to draw near to You, listening constantly to You and moving only at Your initiation. Protect us from the pride that makes us think we can move without You. Lead us in all the right paths for Your name’s sake. And, as You do, protect us from stealing glory from the One from which all things good come.”
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