Servant to All

Paul joyfully made himself a servant to all. We read in 1 Corinthians 9:19, “Now, even though I am free from obligations to others, I joyfully make myself a servant to all in order to win as many converts as possible” (TPT). The word used here for servant or slave refers to a bondservant. A … Continue reading Servant to All

The Worth of Another

In Romans 12:16, we read: “Live happily together in a spirit of harmony, and be as mindful of another’s worth as you are your own. Don’t live with a lofty mind-set, thinking you are too important to serve others, but be willing to do menial tasks and identify with those who are humble minded. Don’t … Continue reading The Worth of Another

Peripheral Issues

Today I’m wearing a shirt that says, “Keep moving forward.” I purchased this shirt because I often would write or preach the phrase, “Keep pressing forward,” so this shirt was destined to be worn by me. The concept of moving forward, pressing forward, is all about direction and movement. The direction is straight ahead. Despite … Continue reading Peripheral Issues

The Form of the Lord

Moses was very humble. He was more humble than anyone else. He was faithful. Moses was so faithful that God spoke to him “directly, openly, and not in riddles.” The Message says God spoke to Moses “intimately.” Moses was able to see “the form of the Lord.” Other translations say he was able to “behold” … Continue reading The Form of the Lord

The Lord Allows

God selected Moses and Aaron for special roles in leading His people. He also set apart the whole community of Israel. They were God’s chosen people, His special people. In Numbers 16, we read about the rebellion of Korah. The people united against Moses and Aaron. They stood up and claimed two things. The first … Continue reading The Lord Allows

Let There Be No Strife

I love what happens in Genesis 13:8. Abram recognizes that the conflict or strife between Lot and himself could not continue. When we get wrapped up in conflict, it may keep us from keeping our eyes fixed on God and His call on our life. It also may cause division. God’s Word speaks a lot … Continue reading Let There Be No Strife