“[They] shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters … and the land was polluted with blood” (Psalm 106:38).
Not all sins are equal. Some sins leave nasty scars, indelible marks, and eternal consequences. Even if God forgives the repentant, He does not remove the inevitable results. Such is the shedding of innocent blood. Continue reading
“The eternal God is thy refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27).
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1).
“Who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good?” (1 Peter 3:13).
Most of my life I was comforted by scriptures like Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 91:1; and 1 Peter 3:13 because they taught that we were sheltered in the arms of God. But recently I ran into an anonymous statement variously rendered “The will of God will never take you where the grace of God cannot keep you” … “sustain you” … “protect you.” After chewing on it a bit, Continue reading
“The rising biblical illiteracy in Western culture means that the Bible is increasingly a closed book, even to many Christians.” ~DA Carson
Over the years I’ve owned a number of Bibles. Some I donated to a Bible society. Some to a mission outreach. But I’ve kept a few. Continue reading
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God … for God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory” (Philippians 4:6, 19).
Perhaps you do not watch nature programs as I do. I enjoy some of them because they tell me about my Father’s world. What we call general revelation. One thing I’ve learned is that penguins in Antarctica, and grizzly bears in Alaska, will care for their young at expense to themselves. They will do without, almost to the point of starvation, so that their young can do with. Continue reading
Women’s History Month: March
“I will go before you and make the crooked places straight” (Isaiah 45:2).
Generally speaking, “that which is crooked cannot be made straight” (Ecclesiastes 1:15), but under the mighty hand of God nothing is impossible: “the crooked shall be made straight” (Isaiah 40:4; 45:2 Luke 3:5). God can take any situation and turn it around for good. What a consolation to lives that have been bent out of shape! that have erred and gotten off-track! “God can draw straight with crooked lines.” Continue reading