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Walked A Mile With Sorrow

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Isaiah 53:2-6 Jesus Experienced Deep Sorrow We find Jesus, when He was about to be betrayed, telling His disciples, “My soul is very …

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The Joy of a Good Heart

10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse,nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,11 but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,in those who hope in his steadfast love.Psalms 147:10-11 We all know this, but it’s refreshing and encouraging to read in God’s word that He judges us …

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God’s Benefits Package

“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 What an unusual world in which we live! Science is advancing at a blistering pace, technology is evolving so rapidly that new products are obsolete by the time they are available in the market. Once isolated viruses are …

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Look Beneath the Surface

“Look beneath the surface so you can judge correctly.”John 7:24 Whatever Scripture” we study, we should look under its surface. I’m going to use a couple of words that many people don’t know, but I’ll explain them. To “look under the surface” in God’s Word requires us to use exegesis and hermeneutics. Exegesis refers to …

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Say You Told Me So

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power to prevail.” – James 5:16 I was listening to one of the pioneers of what is now called Contemporary Christian Music. Back in the late 60s and early …

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Between My Ears

Anyone who wants to serve me must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves me. John 12:26 NLT Jesus spoke this text shortly before He was arrested, tried, crucified, and then resurrected. Forty days later He ascended into heaven (Acts 1:1-3 NLT). His message …

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What is Your (Pharisaical) Sabbath?

“13 Then they took the man who had been blind to the Pharisees, 14 because it was on the Sabbath that Jesus had made the mud and healed him.” John 9:13-14 The Pharisees became apoplectic (overcome with anger) when Jesus made mud on the Sabbath. If Jesus had just healed the man1 by speaking healing …

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Get to Where God is Working

Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.” John 6:29 So, what work does God require of every person that desires salvation? That work is to believe in the One – Jesus the Messiah – that God sent for the salvation of all who …

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All Creation Shares a Common Root

I recently watched a documentary about linguistic archeology. This is the study of discovering the branches of a language and finding the root language from which our modern languages developed. Here’s an interesting quote from Dr. Paul Geggarty1, an expert in archaeology and Language: Human societies don’t just come from nowhere, and nor do the …

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Apprehended by Faith

Have you ever thought of your faith as a rugged trapper living in Alaska? There is a fascinating footnote in the 1599 Geneva Study Bible (yes, there was a study Bible back then). The footnote is in reference to John 5:24. Here’s the footnote: The Father is not worshipped except by his Son’s word apprehended …

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