Many aspire for the advance of the Kingdom through using influence to spread the message. The Lord does not seem impressed. The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble.” Isaiah 57v15 The Lord … Continue reading Influence?
In a divisive world the counsel of Jerusalem stands as a beacon of hope. While Paul and Barnabas were at Antioch of Syria, some men from Judea arrived and began to teach the believers: “Unless you are circumcised as required by the law of Moses, you cannot be saved.” Acts 15v1 Two theologies had developed … Continue reading Humility in Conflict
How do we get to heights with God? “I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. Isaiah 57:15 Some trust in their approaches to gods through going to spiritual places and performing spiritual exercises, the Lord says that the ones he is looking for are those who … Continue reading Want the height? Go down!
What would you do with all power and understanding? Great is our Lord and mighty in power; … Psalm 147:5 The extent of God’s power is seen through the creation of all things. We see the breadth of it in the galaxies, we see the depth in the sub-atomic particles. He determines the number of … Continue reading Power and Understanding
What does it mean to be human? I find Jesus’ take shocking. When I survey our culture’s opinions I see anything from a triumphalistic ‘Top of the heap’ to ‘A virus wreaking destruction’. For many Christians, people are made in the image of God, and so to be respected. My shock came looking at the … Continue reading Being human
Our culture tries to smear us with shame for following Christ. Atheism’s angry voice dominates. I want to fit in, yet that means concealing the majesty the Lord has clothed me in, covering it with the clothing of the world. It takes faith and courage to be clothed in righteousness. Psalm 45 expresses the Lord’s … Continue reading Christ in us – Majesty