Wait to receive joy

I am so concerned to show myself a responsible servant of Christ that I fail to receive the oil of joy which would give off the aroma of Christ, making His work plain to all. The fruit of God’s work is intended to produce joy. In the Bible joy is experienced at the conclusion of … Continue reading Wait to receive joy

Prostitution rejected

Many imagine that our Lord has no interest in our lives outside of a personal relationship with Him, as if we lived in a spiritual bubble. Hosea 9 challenges the upbeat perspective of God’s people. In today’s terms, there is something wrong and Hosea calls on people to confront their own prostitution. Today, our prostitution … Continue reading Prostitution rejected

Sliding values

It seems that we so emphasis our relationship with God that we have forgotten who it is we are relating with. We have determined He will accept us no matter what we do, so we cease to care how we treat Him. As we drift, our teachers fall into moral sin, and cannot uphold God’s … Continue reading Sliding values