Psalm 130/John 9 “Abandoned but Remaining Steadfast”


Psalm 130:4: “But you are willing to forgive so that you might be honored” reminds us of the words of Jesus regarding the blind man’s condition “It was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” Imagine being the blind man(John 9) as he experienced sight for the first time. His senses were acutely tuned to […]

Jesus is the ONLY Door and the ONLY Good Shepherd!


The religious leaders were distressed, not joyful, over the healing of the blind man (if you missed it read the post on John 9: Is Jesus Your Messiah?) . These religous leaders did not consider the newly sighted “miracle man” to be part of the “flock,” but instead because said they do not “know” the […]

Is Jesus Your Messiah?


John 9 is the greatest story ever told about what occurs when both physical and spiritual illumination happens in a person’s life.  The LIGHT came as a witness and a sign to the unbelieving; yet some continued, as they do today, to read the False Book of Assumptions; refusing to believe the evidence and thus […]

What Book Are You Reading?


Book clubs abound. Their choices run the gamut from mysteries to romance and more. However, there is one book that many are reading today titled “The Book of False Assumptions.” The chapters are titled: How to win heaven by good works, How to win heaven by your ancestry, How to win heaven by your religion, […]

What Can We Learn from a Fool?


King Solomon has taught from chapter 1 how we might observe and learn to be wise. Today in chapter 26 his focus is on the fool. “The dullard or fool is not merely a man of low intelligence. He is the kind of fool who is obtuse [that is not quick or alert in perception] […]

“Go and Tell—Come and See”


Consider this question: What has God done for you? He has restored you from captivity of the enemy. You are now, as the Paul told the Galatians, free from his dominion and his ways. You are now free to rejoice and walk in the Spirit. Listen to the psalmist: “we thought we were dreaming.” And […]

A Radical Change ….from Outlier to Acceptable


Mike S. Adams wrote an intriguing book titled “Letters to a Young Progressive.” One of the chapters is titled “The Law of the Outliers.” If I understand him correctly, he is saying that outliers are those who are outside the mainstream of society that want us to bend to their way of thinking and behaving. […]