Haste Makes Waste

Scripture You shall not leave in haste, running for your lives; for the Lord will go ahead of you, and he, the God of Israel, will protect you from behind. ~Isaiah 52:12, TLB Quote Slow down…you will get a more harmonious outcome. ~Joe Gill I’ve always been a minute man. I tell folks I was …

Did Eve Wear Makeup?

Scripture We’re waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like His own.  ~Philippians 3:20-21, MSG Quote I have so many liver spots, I should come with a side of onions. ~Phyllis Diller Let me share the entire passage from the latter part of …

Amazing

Scripture Don’t You hear the tumult and commotion of Your enemies? Don’t You see what they are doing, these proud men who hate the Lord? ~Psalm 83:2, TLB Quote I am free of all prejudice, I hate everyone equally. ~W.C. Fields Most of the time, I write from the heart. I don’t watch news because …

Taking Advantage

Scripture A good man is known by his truthfulness; a false man by deceit and lies. ~Proverbs 12:17, TLB Quote Integrity is the integration of the whole self into one distinct personality. ~Ya’akov “When in Rome, do as the Romans,” is an old adage used of blending into the culture or environment. I guess it …

Sin Fractures

Scripture And this is the plan: At the right time He will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. ~Ephesians 1:10, NLT Quote Christ is the dynamic dynamo that will bring healing to this fractured universe. ~Ya’akov We live in a broken or fractured world. This world is out …

Infinite Energy

Scripture “My Father is always working, and so am I.” ~John 5:17, NLT Quote Jesus Christ has endless energy and boundless strength: He who keeps the church never tires. ~Ya’akov I like Eugene Peterson’s commentary on Ephesians 1:20-23… All this energy issues from Christ: God raised Him from death and set Him on a throne …

Righteousness

Scripture But now [apart from the Law] the righteousness of God has been manifested…the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ. ~Romans 3:21-22, NLT Quote There is no greater arrogance than not to desire to be justified by faith in Christ. ~Martin Luther The scribes and pharisees of Jesus day represented the moralist, the …

The River

Scripture Then the angel showed me a river with the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.  ~Revelation 22:1, NLT Quote Everything has a source. ~Ya’akov During my days in New Orleans, I crossed the Mississippi River many times. Huge sea going vessels lined the banks …

Mob Mentality

Scripture Hide me from the plots of this evil mob, from this gang of wrongdoers. ~Psalm 64:2, NLT Quote A democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb. ~Ben Franklin A democracy, which we do not have because our found fathers knew better, is …