Matthew 23:11-12: “The Power of Service – An MLK Day Devotional”

“The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” -Matthew 23:11-12 (ESV) Do you ever feel small in comparison to the world’s problems? If so, you’re not alone. In a world filled with so many daunting and overwhelming heartaches, difficulties, and challenges, its … Continue reading Matthew 23:11-12: “The Power of Service – An MLK Day Devotional”

Isaiah 55:8-9: Trusting and Knowing

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” -Isaiah 55:8-9 (ESV) Some years ago, I had a colleague who was in his office prior … Continue reading Isaiah 55:8-9: Trusting and Knowing

Luke 19:28-40: “A King on a Colt”

“And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on … Continue reading Luke 19:28-40: “A King on a Colt”

Romans 1:1-4: The Calling of Christ

“Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God—  which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures— concerning his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was a descendant of David according to the flesh and was appointed to be the powerful Son of … Continue reading Romans 1:1-4: The Calling of Christ

The Triumph of the Wicked? Thoughts on Psalm 73

“Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For they have no pangs until death; their bodies are fat and sleek. … Continue reading The Triumph of the Wicked? Thoughts on Psalm 73

The Blessing of Forgiveness

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com “Be gracious to me, God, according to your faithful love; according to your abundant compassion, blot out my rebellion.” - Psalm 51:1 (CSB) When you think of the sweetest, most precious word in the English language, what word comes to your mind? That’s likely not an easy question for you … Continue reading The Blessing of Forgiveness

Dealing with Rejection: Luke 8:40

“When Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him.” -Luke 8:40 (CSB) Rejection. Such a dark word and such a painful experience. Rejection can make us feel ugly, unwanted, unappreciated, and alone. And yet, in spite of the loneliness which often accompanies it, rejection is an experience almost universal to humanity. … Continue reading Dealing with Rejection: Luke 8:40