Category God

God Has Judged You

Romans 8:33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Like I once did, some folks see God as a judge who has exacting demands on people. When they fall short of some standard or when things go wrong in their lives, they think that God is judging them. The […]

Psalm 37:3-5 a paraphrase.

I AM the Lord trust in me and I will infuse you with My goodness. Regard Heaven as our home and there eat with Me, partake of My faithfulness, and be nourished with My love. Let Me be the source of your happiness, and it will be My happiness to fulfil what your heart desires. […]

Jesus Has You Covered

Leviticus 1:4 Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him. Imagine the perfection of Jesus covering you from head to toe in the sight of God every moment of the day. Does that sound like a dream? […]

No Repercussions

When Adam sinned in the Garden of Paradise, he wrongly assumed His God would be angry but instead God came looking for Him to take His regular evening walk. When Abraham sent his wife, Sarah, into Pharaoh’s tent to protect his own life by allowing her to have sex with another man, God told Pharaoh […]

YHWH

You shall not take the name of God in vain. Exodus 20:7 Many Christians think the second commandment is a prohibition against cussing. But I believe the real meaning of speaking the name of God “in vain” is to speak God’s name casually or trivially, with a false presumption of understanding the Mystery—as if we […]

4 Thoughts

The Grace of Wonder Dear Lord, grant me the grace of wonder. Surprise me, amaze me, awe me in every crevice of your universe. Delight me to see how your Christ plays in ten thousand places. . .to the Father through the features of men’s faces. Each day enrapture me with your marvelous things without […]

God is Faithful.

1Co 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. A promise full stop. Our whole Christianity is secured on this one promise; it is where our faith rests, it is our guarantee, it is our legacy. We are called ‘unto the Church of God’, […]

Unfortunate?

Excerpt from “The Horse and His Boy” by C. S. Lewis (The boy speaking to Aslan after a terrible ordeal where he was chased by a lion and his friend Aravis was wounded by the lion, said he had been unfortunate.) The conversation: “I do not call you unfortunate,” said the Large Voice. “Don’t you […]

The Matchless Discovery

Each individual will make a matchless discovery. He will be able to cease from constantly scrutinizing the other person, judging him, condemning him, putting him in his particular place where he can gain ascendancy over him and thus doing violence to him as a person. Now he can allow the brother to exist as a […]

The Mystery of Godliness

Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16). Godliness is a mystery! Fail to grasp this fact and you will never understand the nature of godliness. God did not create you to have just an ape-like capacity to imitate God. There would be no mystery in […]