When we turned on the sprinklers to water our grass in Montana, the robins flocked to our yard to stand and watch for worms. Suddenly, one would grab the end of a worm and pull and pull until the worm popped out of the ground. I never saw a robin let go of the worm. He just braced his feet and hung on. His perseverance rewarded him with a tasty snack. There may be an area in our lives where we need to use the perseverance and patience of a robin. Maybe an in-law who is diffic
“Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.” Romans 16:17-18 NASB The greatest ploy of the enemy is deception. You see it as the first trick of the devil when he deceived Eve in the garden and one he uses
“Deliver those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back. If you say, “See, we did not know this,” Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?” Proverbs 24:11-12 NASB I recently listened to a sermon using this text and was deeply convicted. I’ve been reading statistics on the lost, on those who have no Bible, and the reperc
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. Romans 12:1 In Children’s Church, we recently had a couple of lessons on Samson. I purposely broke the subject up into a couple of lessons. We always talk about Samson’s down fall…Delilah. We did talk about the fact that Samson was unequally yoked and he hung around with the wrong people. This behavior c
Have you ever had trouble with a sinful desire or habit in your life? Me too. On the other side, did you ever overcome something only to fall into self-righteousness by giving yourself all the glory and recognition for the victory? Yep. That one’s me too. In truth, I have missed the mark on both sides so many times that I’ve struggled with the very possibility of living a righteous, holy life. So, recently I have been praying “Lord. I thank you for Your Grace and your Mercy.