Tag Archives: hope

Wisdom’s Prayer

“The ear that hears the rebukes of life will abide among the wise. He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, but he who heeds rebuke gets understanding. The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before … Continue reading

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Tempted with Opportunity

Satan offered Jesus a short-cut to glory. For the last wilderness test, the temptation of convenience was for sale. And with the worldly kingdoms on display, this was how the sales pitch went: Satan: “All these things I will give … Continue reading

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Tempted with Insecurity

Jesus again was tested in the wilderness, and Satan challenged Jesus’ scripture-based rebuttal with a passage quote of his own: Satan: “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down [from this pinnacle], for it is written ‘He shall … Continue reading

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Tempted with Logic

Jesus was tested in the wilderness. It was a barren place and He was physically weakened from forty days of fasting. By contrast, Adam and Eve were in a perfect place; well-fed and comfortable. In both situations, each one faced Satan’s trickery, but … Continue reading

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Reflections

Why is there a “New Year”? Is it because we simply continue celebrating celestial events like the ancients did? For many it probably is, but there’s more to the story. Linear time was created with the rest of the universe. … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Day 12-31-17

“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, therefore I will hope in Him!” – Lamentations 3:22-24 NKJV … Continue reading

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Amazed

Jesus chose to set aside His glory, take on flesh, and be one of us. Because of that, He initially had to go through a growth process. There’s a story recorded of Him engaging the temple leaders in conversation when … Continue reading

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