Do You Hate Your Sin?

“’Rabbi,’ His disciples asked Him, ‘Why was this man born blind? Was it because of His own sins or His parents’ sins?’” (John 9:2 NLT) Too often when we see someone in a debilitating condition or circumstance, we’re quick to assume there’s sin lurking somewhere. And the truth is, there is, but it may notContinue reading “Do You Hate Your Sin?”

That Day!

“However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son Himself. Only the Father knows.” (Matthew 24:36 NLT) In 2023, on average, more than 330,000 people die every day. Of those nearly 70% are by accidents. What does that tell us? It tellsContinue reading “That Day!”

Is Government the Answer?

“But Jesus knew their evil motives. ‘You hypocrites!’ He said. ‘Why are you trying to trap Me? Here, show Me the coin used for the tax.’ When they handed Him a Roman coin. He asked, ‘Whose picture and title are stamped on it?’ ‘Caesar’s,’ they replied. ‘Well, then,” He said, ‘give to Caesar what belongsContinue reading “Is Government the Answer?”

Trap and Ransom

*Please read this story thoughtfully, as I have numerous times, seeing yourself as the man walking down the trail. Though the author is a dear friend, they wish to remain anonymous, so I will honor their request. Blessings, Ed 😊 There was something; not sure what it was. It was hazy or misty or foggy,Continue reading “Trap and Ransom”

How Offensive Is Your Sin to You?

“’But we are descendants of Abraham,’ they said. ‘We have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean, “You will set us free”?’ Jesus replied, ‘I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin.’” (John 8:33-34 NLT) When I first began to walk with the Lord I didn’t know howContinue reading “How Offensive Is Your Sin to You?”

What’s Most Important to You?

“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8 NLT) When considering the question of importance, some have suggested we consider what we’d be willing to run into a burning building to rescue. Certainly family, friends, pets, pictures, heirlooms, and other materialContinue reading “What’s Most Important to You?”

Why Did God Suffer?

“What we do see is Jesus, who was given a position ‘a little lower than the angels’; and because He suffered death for us, He is now ‘crowned with glory and honor.’ Yes, by God’s grace, Jesus tasted death for everyone. God, for whom and through whom everything was made, chose to bring many childrenContinue reading “Why Did God Suffer?”

Taking Responsibility for Your Own Heart

“That is why I use these parables, for they look, but they don’t really see. They hear, but they don’t really listen or understand.” (Matthew 13:13 NLT) Is it too much of an understatement to say there are things about God we can’t understand? And is it too great a stretch to believe there areContinue reading “Taking Responsibility for Your Own Heart”

Have You Conquered Yourself?

“Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.” (Proverbs 16:32 NLT) Conquering ourselves is the hardest battle we face as human beings. It’s ironic that we can easily see problems in others, even including solutions for “their” issues, but when it comes to the person in the mirror,Continue reading “Have You Conquered Yourself?”

When Pain Isn’t Good

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” (Revelation 21:4 NLT) Pain comes in many “packages” and is useful for many reasons, not the least of which is to enable us to see Jesus more clearly.Continue reading “When Pain Isn’t Good”