The Fear Of The Lord

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7 Fear is not a comfortable term for us. We instinctively think of it as a negative term. The idea is to be afraid; to have an emotional dread of...

He Satisfies The Soul

Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them – Psalm 107:5 For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things – Psalm 107:9 People can look impressive...

Working Out Our Salvation

So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.  Do all things...

The Sacrifices God Always Accepts

For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise – Psalm 51:16-17 And as Jesus reclined at table in the...

The Gospel in a Broken World

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, and serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be...

Love with Discernment

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent… Philippians 1:9 We are creeping back into face to face connections with one another as slowly as it may be. The more I interact...