Trustworthy with Much

Trustworthy with Much

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. Luke 16:10 Has God entrusted us with little or with much? Do we have wealth? Do we have property? Not all of us are...
He Is in the Boat

He Is in the Boat

Moods. Aren’t we guilty of allowing our circumstances to dictate our mood? A morning of accidentally burning our toast or of being cut-off while driving means a response of lightning, thunder, and hail. We start scowling, snapping at everyone, paying attention to...
Glory Revealed

Glory Revealed

Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. “Take away the stone,” he said. –John 11:38-39a Lazarus had already been dead for four days. By all accounts, he was not only dead but VERY DEAD. Therefore, it was...
The Arrow of Intimidation & False Prophecy

The Arrow of Intimidation & False Prophecy

As Nehemiah and his fellow Israelites started to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, intimidation arose. Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite released words that were like arrows: “What are those feeble Jews doing?” “What they are building—if even a fox climbed...
Heaven’s Joy & Ours

Heaven’s Joy & Ours

I can imagine how Heaven must have sung with joy the day Ezra read the Book of the Law to the Israelites. At last, here was a generation assembling as one man, hungry for the words of their God. Who was this God? This was the God who made the heavens and who breathed...
Israel the Dream

Israel the Dream

“…In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my Name forever.” 2 Chronicles 33:7b “When the LORD brought back the captives of Zion, we were like men who dreamed.” Psalm 126:1 I will establish my covenant as an...