Fruit of darkness

When we are being targeted by wicked people, we have a hard time waiting for the Lord to rescue. Who will come from Mount Zion to rescue Israel? When the Lord restores his people, Jacob will shout with joy … Psalm14:7 Out of nowhere, the Lord comes to rescue his people. In relief there is great rejoicing. … More Fruit of darkness

Freedom for what?

We should be free to live as we want! But there are other players in the game, and what of the Lord? “Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from slavery to God.” Psalm 2:3 To be free of the constraints we feel God puts on us, we make him a monster. … More Freedom for what?

Limits of Knowledge

There are people so clever they think they can disprove God. I have met a few. One asked, “Can God do anything?” I replied, “Yes.” Now he had me! “Then could God make something so heavy that he could not lift it?” The underlying message being, if I can dismiss God with a paradox, then … More Limits of Knowledge

Victory at the cross

The outcome of Jesus’ ministry on earth was that he returned to heaven victorious. He had expressed faith and love and the reward was glory. The king rejoices in your strength, Lord. How great is his joy in the victories you give! Psalm 21:1 This rejoicing is in the immediate aftermath of the cross! We … More Victory at the cross

Law meets love

Growing up in a culture that values keeping laws, I struggle when someone bends rules. So, when Jesus confronts the rule keepers I have disquiet.  Would I be on the wrong side of him? Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shrivelled hand was there. Some of them were looking for a … More Law meets love