“How’s that working for you?”


Ezekiel 12-14 God had Ezekiel pantomime the end of Jerusalem to the captive elders in Babylon. Instead of watching and learning, the hardhearted exiles asked: “What are you doing?” God chose Ezekiel as an object lesson for them about their king, Jerusalem, and their Temple. The elders didn’t want to hear any of this, so […]

God’s Plans, Promises & Our Excuses


Jeremiah 1-2 Long ago, Jeremiah, a priest of Anathoth, was called by God to preach and prophesy God’s word. When God called him, He said: Before I formed you, I chose you; before you were born, I set you apart. Before you were born, I appointed you to be a prophet. Our perfect God plans […]

We need to be saved!


Isaiah 64 A recent Nat’l Geographic article related the sad trajectory of the nation of Afghanistan. The warlords are raving mad. They cry, “women are a distraction.” They relish living in the days of long ago, in darkness, depravity, and violence. They see the evidence of a holy God yet deny His presence and power. […]

What is your R.S.V.P.?


2Chron 30 “An Invite that is Rejected.” With great energy, Hezekiah continued his reforms for his nation. He wisely sought counsel from his officials and sought to protect Jerusalem from invaders while trusting in God to be his guide. He sought to reunite the kingdom that had been divided through the observance of the Passover […]

Building God’s Temple


1Kings 5-7 The Building of the Temple King David had gathered much material, but God told him that he would never build this massive structure because he was a man of war, and in war, blood is shed. Although David was obedient to accomplish this, the shed blood is a reminder of where life begins […]

What is my excuse?


Joshua 16-18 The excuses we use to not move forward are many. The descendants of Joseph came to Joshua complaining that the land they had was not enough. So they came to him for permission to have more land, and he agreed that what they said was true. He said go and conquer the land, […]

Do Not DISHONOR God’s Anointed


Numbers 16 Rebellion of Korah As children, we played a game called follow the leader, where the followers mimic the leader’s actions. Elimination happens when you fail to comply. In today’s story, Korah challenged the leadership of Moses. He sought to usurp the leadership by placing himself in the “I” position. When we think or […]

Often Lives Speak Louder than a Voice


Hebrews 11 to 13 Others Tell the Story of Faith Long ago in a faraway land, isn’t that how fairy tales begin? Yes, they often do, but this is not a fairy tale! It actually did happen long ago in a land far away, and the voices of those in the story tell a story […]