The Wisdom And Courage To Say “No”

Grace and peace unto you. The story is told that when the enemies of the Israelites heard that they were building a temple for the Lord, they offered to help. They claimed that they sought the Lord and offered sacrifice to him since the King of Assyria brought them there. Nonetheless, the Israelites saw throughContinue reading “The Wisdom And Courage To Say “No””

Working With God’s Schedule  

Grace and peace be unto you. The story is told that Saul disobeyed Samuel and offered up a sacrifice that Samuel should have done. When Samuel queried the reason for Saul’s disobedience, he explained that the Philistines had assembled to fight the Israelites with a vast army and his soldiers scattered from fear. Consequently, heContinue reading “Working With God’s Schedule  “

A Heart After God

Grace and peace be unto you. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matthew 22:37). When God looks at our heart, what does he see? A consistent desire to please him, or a desire to please our carnal nature? The truthContinue reading “A Heart After God”

Living For The Approval Of One; God

Grace and peace be unto you. How often have you sought God’s approval instead of others? Do you value your approval above God’s? He commands us to live our lives to please him (Galatians 1:10), hence, his approval of our thoughts and behaviors should be given priority. The story is told that Samuel advised KingContinue reading “Living For The Approval Of One; God”

I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). The journey continues… I struggled with the idea of being “righteous in Christ” for a while. I was familiar with the teaching that we are made righteous by faithContinue reading “I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus”