The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall lack nothing…

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall lack nothing…

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall lack nothing… The profundity of that first verse of Psalm 23 struck me afresh this morning. Even in those few words, so much deep theological truth and comfort is communicated. The Lord… this is not some flake, some untrustworthy...
Who is your Labeler?

Who is your Labeler?

  Who is your labeler? Although the Bible is not renowned for humor, Judges 6 must surely stand as one of the funniest passages. The situation is that Israel is being oppressed by the neighboring peoples, the Midianites, the Amalekites and other eastern peoples....
Let It Ring

Let It Ring

Today I read from 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10: 6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 The...
Don’t Worry, Be Holy

Don’t Worry, Be Holy

Don’t Worry, Be Holy The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds...
Is Honesty the best Policy?

Is Honesty the best Policy?

This morning I was listening to a podcast, and the guy, who was not a Christian, made an appeal for people to be candid, as in honest and straightforward. As I was thinking about this, I came to the opinion that we have a conflicted relationship with honesty. We might...
Logical or THEO-logical

Logical or THEO-logical

  I was reading in 1 Chronicles 17 this morning. David is settled nicely in his new palace, becomes conscience stricken about the poor “living conditions” of the ark of God, and inquires of Nathan whether he should build a more fitting structure: After David was...