How Can I Know This?

My favorite Synoptic Gospel is Luke. We read Zechariah asking the angel this question: “How can I know this?” Basically, Zechariah is saying, “Hey, how can I be sure of this? How can I know that this is true?” Certainly the angel was delivering some big news that seemed highly unlikely. Zechariah and his wife … Continue reading How Can I Know This?

Honorably in Everything

Hebrews 13:18 says, “Pray for us, for we are convinced that we have a clear conscience, wanting to conduct ourselves honorably in everything” (CSB). Today’s verse speaks of a desire to live honorably in everything. This means wanting to do what is right and good. We should all want to do what is right and … Continue reading Honorably in Everything

Continually Saves

In Psalm 88, we read: “Yahweh is the God who continually saves me. I weep before You night and day (v. 1 TPT). The Message translates this as “God, You’re my last chance of the day.” Most translations focus on the Psalmist calling out day and night to God. The Passion Translation uses the phrase … Continue reading Continually Saves

Feasting on His Faithfulness

We all struggle, and at times it seems like all we do is struggle. When it appears like life finally hands you breathing room, another situation arises that causes you to question everything. Life is hard. The world is a busy place and often it feels like we will never get ahead. When I was … Continue reading Feasting on His Faithfulness

Stretch Out Your Hand

When Moses was given a special mission by God, the doubts seeped in and he didn’t have the confidence to move forward. God provided a staff. When tossed down, the staff became a serpent. If that wasn’t strange enough, God told Moses to stretch out his hand, to reach, to grab the serpent by the … Continue reading Stretch Out Your Hand

Rabbit in the Weeds

My neighbor’s overgrowth of weeds has reached nearly 3 feet. It is a perfect hiding spot for a rabbit, that is, until my Labrador decides he wants to retrieve him. I keep him from having any success; however, this morning he did shock the rabbit he uncovered with his keen abilities. The rabbit, stunned and … Continue reading Rabbit in the Weeds

False Way of Life

The Psalmist declares hate for every false way of life. Other translations translate this as hating the wrong path or false propaganda. The Hebrew word “sheqer” is used here, meaning falsehood or deception. The complete verse says that the commandments of God result in understanding. When we have this understanding, the result is then hatred … Continue reading False Way of Life

Encouragement

Encouragement is so important. The Bible tells us to encourage others. I have personally seen encouragement go a long way in a person’s life. Paul wrote how he wanted to encourage others in their faith, but then he said something interesting. He said, “But I also want to be encouraged by yours.” What? He wanted … Continue reading Encouragement