Pride brings destruction

“And the king, when he heard these words was greately displeased with himself and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him and he labored till the going down of the sun to deliver him.” Daniel 3:6 In the story, King Darius had been talked into signing a decree that said all must bow down…

Under the law

“Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Matthew 3:15 John didn’t want to baptize Jesus because he recognized him as Lord. Jesus was fulfilling his last requirement as a man before the Spirit descended upon him and he began his 3-year ministry. Jesus understood his…

An explosion of beauty

“The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the LORD will be your everlasting light,  and your God will be your glory.”  Isaiah 60:19 God’s glory. What is it? I say it is an explosion of his beauty – an outcome of His expression…

Spiritual Connections

We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.  This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.  The man without…

Have I made You, O God, My Shepherd?

All her carved images shall be beaten to pieces and all her pay as a harlot shall be burned with the fire.  All her idols I will lay desolate for she gathered it from the pay of a harlot and they shall return to the pay of a harlot. Micah 1:7 Even though God had…