God Frustrated

"Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance" (Malachi 3:14) As I read through the book of Malachi I hear the voice of frustration and relational pain. I hear a God who is hurt. Frustrated. What the Lord was asking for was simply love. He... Continue Reading →

The Problem of Egypt

Lately I've been blessed reading a book by Nelson Dy, a Filipino author whose Finding Comfort is a wonderful set of contemplations based on his years of journaling. I've also been enjoying Steward Leader Meditations by author R. Scott Rodin. Both of these men are new personal acquaintances, and their writings and thoughts are a real blessing. Today... Continue Reading →

On Being Special

Pride feeds on special. It's hard to be special and humble at the same time. I once read that many ministers survive the big three temptations (lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life), only to be dashed to pieces on the merciless shores of... success. Does success make one seem special? Special is dangerous,... Continue Reading →

Discovering God

In Romans 4 we are asked what Abraham "discovered" about God and righteousness. Abraham did "discover" something about God's way of righteousness. I find it interesting that he was not simply told, trained, or sent some booklet that outlined what God expected. He "discovered" that God blesses faith, and does not credit righteousness to anyone based on their works. Besides the theology... Continue Reading →

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