The Bible anticipates persecution for the saints. We often don't. We tend to anticipate a life lived in lollypop lane. Consider this, therefore, a corrective tract for peddlers of the prosperity Gospel in our day. Having done our penance we expect our Heavenly Father to shower … [Read more...] about God’s Wonderful Plan
Just a Thought
For better or worse, sometimes I only have a single, unqualified thought. This seemed as good a place as any to drop off some shareable quotes, poetry and a nuisance idea for those who need a shot.
Isaiah 53 tells us that they had given Jesus a place among the wicked. At least that was their plan. ...And they made his grave with the wicked (Isaiah 53:9) This was not a problem for Jesus and is another example of the irony we find throughout Matthew 27. They seek to put … [Read more...] about A Place Among the Wicked
The man who has ruined his life through sin has a hard time fitting into the community. The woman who has kept herself publicly pure, tends to fit in well. The guy who is destitute, poor, homeless and unshaven has a hard time making friends. The woman who is educated, prosperous … [Read more...] about Filling up on the Good Things
It may seem odd at first that we should rejoice in judgement, but the fact is that we do it every day. The only time we don't rejoice in judgement is when the judgement has gone against us. Which is a good reason to be on the right side of history. We rejoice when the court … [Read more...] about Rejoicing in Judgement
It matters what you wear. It mattered to God in the Garden of Eden and it mattered to the sons of Aaron. John wore camel hair, Jesus was robed in purple and we have been clothed in righteousness. Apparently, what you wear matters enough to bear frequent mention throughout … [Read more...] about Clothes Maketh the Man