What Now 2 Do

Following the broad sweep of history and answering the questions: What is true? What is important? What, now, shall we do?

Selah And The Lord’s Prayer

Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth! Sing about the glory of His name! Tell the world how glorious He is. Say to God, “How awesome are Your deeds! Your enemies cringe before Your mighty power. Everything on earth will worship You; they will sing Your praises,...

On Fasting /4: The Sabbath

But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. Exodus 20:10 ESV The act of keeping the...

On Fasting /3

"One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Appoint Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them.” So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way." Acts 13:2...

On Fasting /2

Jesus said when you fast, not if: ”And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get. But when...

On Fasting /1

Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love...

Carlin On Aging

"I was thinking about how people seem to read the bible a lot more as they get older. And then it dawned on me. They’re cramming for their final exam." George Carlin (1937- 2008)

Inquiring Minds Want To Know

In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy...

Longsuffering

You are the people of God; He loved you and chose you for His own. So then, you must clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Be tolerant with one another and forgive one another whenever any of you has a complaint against...

On Wings Of Eagles

Those who wait on the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise up on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak. Isaiah 40:31 This is a beautiful word picture of the ability of an eagle to stretch out its...

Does This Need To Be Said?

Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing...

Omniscience

Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; His understanding is beyond measure. Psalm 147:5 ESV There isn't a single motivation, thought, act, or word that has slipped out of your being and escaped the full, undivided attention of God.

Independence Day, 2024

Happy July 4th. This is the 248th birthday of the founding of the United States of America. On that sunny July day in 1776, John Adams, lawyer and statesman (1735 - 1826), was one of the fifty-six delegates gathered in Philadelphia who voted to approve the Declaration...

A Prayer For The Morning

What first lays hold of your heart in the morning is likely to occupy that place all day. So try this: God be in my head and in my understanding;God be in mine eyes and in my looking;God be in my mouth and in my speaking;God be in my heart and in my thinking;God be at...

The Ultimate Life Hack

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. Proverbs 13:20 ESV Surround yourself with winners and you’ll become one. Surround yourself with losers and you’ll become one.

Truth And Beauty

God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 God places truth and beauty where you might least expect them. Pay...

Seriously?

If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. Jeremiah 29 I love those who love me; and those who diligently seek me will find me. Proverbs 8 From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times...

Need Advice?

"But when God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me by His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being." Galatians 1:15-16 NIV We can learn from the...

Eternity In Hell Is A Long Time

And God will provide rest for you who are being persecuted and also for us when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven. He will come with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, bringing judgment on those who don’t know God and on those who refuse to obey the Good News of our...