Why are you a Christian? No, think about it. What's the real reason? Are you here for the wrong reasons?
Doubt is confusing and squirmy and invasive. It whispers to us over and over again in the worst moments. This chapter demonstrates just one of the ways to shut Doubt up.
There we are, panting and sweating, doubled over from the sheer effort of escape. Jesus holds us tight to Him. He whispers "You're safe now". Unless.
What kind of Lover doesn't see a future with their beloved? What kind of Romantic doesn't lie awake at night, dreaming sweet dreams about the new life they and their beloved will live together? Imagine Jesus lying awake thinking about you.
When an Israelite in the Bible times made a vow to God, it was private, between them and God. Unless, of course, if they were a woman. What gives?
A gift? Really? That? What was God thinking?
What's the most destructive personality trait a person can have? Is it Greed? Selfishness? Apathy? Or could it be pride?
So the Israelites recommitted themselves to their crazy dream. They understood that they had sinned! They were ready to work hard now! So they charged up to Canaan and attacked their enemies. And failed. Why?
Summary: A brand new year. Not just a new year, a brand new decade is standing before us, fresh and clean, ready to be lived. How does it make you feel? I always start wondering about what the new year will bring. What will make me laugh? What will I cry over? What will scare … Continue reading New Year, New Confidence (Numbers 12)
Summary: "He's just ghetto." "That's some white people stuff." "That's why I don't mess with people from there." In other words, you are this and I am that. You are inferior and I am superior. Your community is tripping while mine is innocent. Your people need to get their act together while my people can … Continue reading Tribe vs. Tribe (Numbers 2)