When my husband, Tim, arrived at the office on a recent Monday morning, shattered glass in the door shouted, “Break-in!” His heart pounded. Once inside, Tim found that a new computer monitor and tools had gone missing. The cabinet that housed company checks was broken, and 100 checks were gone. Tim said, “That afternoon, a forensics expert […]
“Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations” (Isaiah 42:1). Do you get exasperated with yourself when you blow it? Do you wish you could relax expectations and lower the bar?
Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died – more than that, who was raised to life – is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. (Romans 8: 33, 34, NIV) […]
Are you grappling with a situation that’s completely unfair? God knows all about it. In fact, He’s made provision for you for such a time as this. In a stable, Mary held close in her arms a baby boy who would grow up to become the primary Advocate for God’s chosen, His elect. You and […]
“I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion." (Exodus 33:19, NIV) I was driving down the road, when suddenly […]
Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood. He made a pit and dug it out, and has fallen into the ditch which he made. His trouble shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown. (Psalm 7:14-16) A couple of […]
A reader recently asked, "What's really going on when God says, 'Justice is mine'? What's He up to? What's going on when others don't seem to have consequences for mean-spirited actions?" Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood. He made a pit and dug it out, […]