You too have done evil, even more than your forefathers; for behold, you are each one walking according to the stubbornness of his own evil heart, without listening to Me. So I will hurl you out of this land into the land which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers; and there you will ... [Continue Reading]
The Sanctifying Discipline of the Lord
Stripes that wound scour away evil, and strokes reach the innermost parts. (Proverbs 20:30) We all wonder what the purpose of evil might be, especially when it afflicts us. Why would a loving and powerful God allow evil to continue on earth? Why is there so much suffering for those who love God and ... [Continue Reading]
Why Do We Remember God only When We Are Down?
…. For they have turned their back to Me, and not their face; but in the time of their trouble they will say, ‘Arise and save us.’ “But where are your gods which you made for yourself? Let them arise, if they can save you in the time of your trouble… Jeremiah 2:27-28 Most of us Christians take our ... [Continue Reading]
God Long Ago Had Plans for You
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5) Oh what a comfort this verse from Jeremiah gives me! And I am hoping that it does the same for you! Anytime we wonder why things happen the way they ... [Continue Reading]
Do not say, “Why is it that the former days were better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this. Eccl.7:10 We all have the habit of looking back to our pasts. At times, we glorify the past beyond what it deserves. Our childhood reminds us of the age of innocence and ... [Continue Reading]
Can Hope be Found in an Imprecatory Psalm?
Fill their faces with dishonor, that they may seek Your name, O Lord. Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever, and let them be humiliated and perish, that they may know that You alone, whose name is the Lord, Are the Most High over all the earth. Psalm 83:16-18 Psalm 83 is what’s called an ... [Continue Reading]