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 …

Who Is In Charge?

Scripture “Why don’t you talk to me?” Pilate demanded. “Don’t you realize that I have the power to release you or crucify you?” ~John 19:10, NLT Quote I AM is in charge! ~Ya’akov The quote is a pun, I am certainly not in charge but the great I AM is! Sink me, there are two puns in …

Water From The Storm

Scripture The earth shook, the skies rained, and the clouds dropped water. ~Judges 5:4, NCV Quote When your parched souls cry out for the Living Water, seek not beneath you but look above. ~Amos R. Wells Today’s text comes from the event in which God gave marvelous victory to Deborah and Barak in their battle …

Words

Scripture “No one ever spoke the way this man does.” ~John 7:46, NIV Quote A word is a thought expressed. ~Ya’akov Jesus is the LOGOS, the living WORD, He is the expression of the mind of God. You’ve heard the expression, “speak your mind,” and this is exactly what God did in Christ, He spoke …

The Age Old Dilemma

Scripture “Look at these men of arrogance; they never have to lift a finger—theirs is a life of ease; and all the time their riches multiply.” ~Psalm 73:12, TLB Quote Every world view depends on perspective. ~Ya’akov Psalm 73 was edited by Asaph but the material is probably David’s. Both David and Job wrestled with …

Falling Short

Scripture May the reign of this son of mine be as gentle and fruitful as the springtime rains upon the grass—like showers that water the earth! ~Psalm 72:6, TLB Quote To avoid needless disappointment, keep your eyes on Jesus and your expectations of humans low. ~Ya’akov David had many sons. If my memory is correct …

An Oxymoron

Scripture Make haste, O God, to deliver me! Make haste to help me, O Lord. ~Psalm 70:1, MEV Quote “God never needs to be called upon to hasten. He is never tarrying uselessly or carelessly.” ~G. Campbell Morgan Years ago, we were in REVIVAL at DBC and I had Randy Sharp leading the music and …

Found My Life Verse

Scripture O God, you know so well how stupid I am, and you know all my sins. ~Psalm 69:5, TLB Quote If you see yourself as a little sinner…You will see Jesus as a little Savior. ~Martin Luther As I was conversing with some old friends Sunday night at the picnic, one of my less than …

Friendship

Scripture There are “friends” who pretend to be friends, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. ~Proverbs 18:24, TLB Quote Friendship is the greatest of worldly goods. ~C.S. Lewis I am not a fan of Solomon; he was a spoiled rich kid who wasted the later part of his life in …