Tag Archives: the Word of God

A Use It or Lose It Thing

That they were struggling is evident. That they were complicit is also evident. To be sure, taking a stand for Jesus within the predominant Jewish community of the first century wasn’t for the faint of heart. While many believed that … Continue reading

Posted in Hebrews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

God Has Spoken

God has spoken. That’s a key bet for our faith, isn’t it? If our God were not a communicating God, He would be but a God of our own imagination. If God has not addressed those created in His image, … Continue reading

Posted in Hebrews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ready to Receive the Word

Facedown or face to the ground? That is the question. Well, not really. It is a question. But in the overall scheme of things, not that important a question. Nevertheless, one I am chewing on this morning. And not because … Continue reading

Posted in Nehemiah | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Pursuit and The Promise

Hovering over Proverbs 2 this morning. Almost overwhelmed with the sense that we need to desperately pursue the word of God if we are going to have any chance of walking in this world with our witness in tact. What’s … Continue reading

Posted in Proverbs | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How You Hear

If you’ve been around the gospels for any period of time, I’m guessing you’re familiar with the following kingdom teaching by Jesus: “For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the … Continue reading

Posted in Luke | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Well Tried

Can misinterpretation still yield good application? Noodling on that this morning. Reading still in Psalm 119, day 18 of the 22 day, 176 verse mega-psalm, and observed something that caused me to nod my head and whisper to myself, “Amen! … Continue reading

Posted in Psalms | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

An Either/Or Thing

I read the words of the old songwriter and it brings to mind the words of the old preacher. I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep Your word. ~ The Psalmist (Psalm 119:101 ESV) … Continue reading

Posted in Psalms | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deal Bountifully, Open My Eyes, Hold My Hand

I think I’ve really believed it for some time now. But as I hover over it afresh this morning, I believe it more now than I’ve ever believed it. Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live and keep … Continue reading

Posted in Psalms | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Blessed Are Those . . .

Started in on Psalm 119. These twenty-two readings in Psalm 119 are among the highlights of my annual reading plan. Twenty-two stanzas of eight verses each. Each line of each stanza beginning with the same letter of the twenty-two letter … Continue reading

Posted in Psalms | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Purpose of Our Gathering (A 2014 Rerun)

Late night last night. Kind of foggy this morning. Difficulty getting the old pump primed. So, went through the archives. Surprised that I haven’t written anything on 1Corinthians 14 since 2014. This morning it came alive as (I think for … Continue reading

Posted in 1Corinthians | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment