The Cost of the Cross

The Cost of the Cross

As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Luke 9:57-58 Jesus: the Ultimate Example Following Jesus comes at a...
The God of the Practical

The God of the Practical

“Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:4-5 There was a time when I looked at this passage of Scripture only through the lens of character. “What...
When God Doesn’t Choose You

When God Doesn’t Choose You

When Eliab, David’s oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, “Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came...
Our True Name

Our True Name

Rachel was about to die, but with her last breath she named the baby Ben-oni (which means “son of my sorrow”). The baby’s father, however, called him Benjamin (which means “son of my right hand”). Genesis 35:18 Labels that Hurt In life, we encounter many hurtful words...
Hungry for Daily Bread

Hungry for Daily Bread

Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11 We need food to survive, and the Lord knows this.  When we don’t eat, chances are we feel lousy, irritable, hungry, forgetful, and angry. While mulling over Matthew 6:11, one of the things that struck me was how we can...