GOD FORBID IT, LORD!

Matthew has presented Christ as the Son of David up to this point; in Matthew 16:21 ,he presents Him as the Son of Abraham, the one to be offered in sacrifice!  There is a sharp division as He responds to Peter, who takes Him aside and says, “God forbid it Lord!  This shall never happenContinue reading “GOD FORBID IT, LORD!”

TWO SONS

It seemed logical to Him. You barely get into your reading of the Scripture, when you discover how different two sons of the same parents can develop.  Adam and Eve had numerous children according to Genesis 5; however we are only informed of Cain and Abel initially.  Others enter the picture as more specifics areContinue reading “TWO SONS”

ALL! ALL! ALL!

But in His mercy God extends to the sinner the opportunity to obtain righteousness… Every so often, I run into an argumentative individual who has an answer for everything that has or is going to take place under the sun.  When I reach a certain point I ask: “Do you believe that every man, womanContinue reading “ALL! ALL! ALL!”

A PLUMB LINE

Over the years I have thanked the Lord for the men who taught me the importance of a “plumb line”.  Its importance was tested with frequency, especially when involved on construction sites.   Those roof rafters, or studs, had to be exact, or problems galore would show themselves as the job progressed. In thinking about lifeContinue reading “A PLUMB LINE”

BLESSING BECOMES SIN

Perhaps you have caught this in the past, however just in case you might have missed the idea of a blessing can easily become a blight; sin if you did not observe the connection! When Israel left Egypt, after 400 years and ten plagues had battered them under Moses leadership, (Exodus 7-11) a most interestingContinue reading “BLESSING BECOMES SIN”

HIGHWAY SCARS

Traveling the highway north and preparing for a visit with folk that I had not seen for several months, I came suddenly upon a large mark in the highway, immediately identifiable as a place where a large animal, probably a deer or steer, had been hit by a vehicle.  My mind was reflecting on theContinue reading “HIGHWAY SCARS”

THRU MANY DANGERS, TOILS, & SNARES

A friend wrote recently, and quoted those words from Amazing Grace. (John Newton)  In comparison, I would like to believe that I never measured anything close to him by a fouled up life.  However, in our tendency to grade sin as bad, worse, or even so categorically as beyond the imagination, we would like toContinue reading “THRU MANY DANGERS, TOILS, & SNARES”

A SYMBOL

Early in our move to Sun City Patsy said: “Honey!  Would you consider putting a bay window in the Living Room?”  Naturally, I consented!  She seldom asked for anything, so I usually made a special effort to accommodate.  That window has been decorated with all types of things over the years. Since our daughter isContinue reading “A SYMBOL”

I LOVE YOU, STILL!

One should never tire of hearing the words of John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” From the fall of Adam and Eve, recorded in Genesis 3, there is prophecy after prophecy that unfolds theContinue reading “I LOVE YOU, STILL!”