“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! How often I have longed to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would have none of it!” (Matthew 23:37 NET).
Jesus knew the city of Jerusalem so well. He had witnessed its founding and watched as King David took the city and made it his capital.
But he had also watched Jerusalem overcome by the idolatry and sin that characterized it in the Divided Kingdom and saw it led into bitter captivity to the Babylonians. Continue reading “My stubborn will”
The editor claims he’s getting old and that changes his perspective of time. But young and old alike need the same sense of living in the end times, and living the rest of their time for the will of God. (How did he know what he did 20 years ago today?) Continue reading The Continuum of Time
The editor traces the joining of two themes in Psalm 119 and applies them to life in Christ — keeping the commandments of God and removing the influence of evil people from our lives. Continue reading Get Out of My Life!
Doctor Luke decided and then went out and did what he’d decided to do. By deciding and doing, he wrote a gospel account of his Lord, which then allowed him the opportunity to write a second volume, the book of Acts. Continue reading Decide and Do
To be mindful of God means to be aware of his presence, knowledgeable of his will, conscious of his help, confident of his reward. It means to react to this world’s opposition based on God rather than self or others. Continue reading Mindful of God