...or good for nothing.


So do you see yourself as good? How do others see you? Better than that, how do you compare with the Word of God? Our self assessment is suspect. The evaluation of others is conditional. Only the standard of God’s word is true and reliable. Here’s the outcome of good and evil: Matthew 12:33-37 (NIV2011) […]

The line in the sands of time…

...your choice.


There is a destination for us all to either heaven or hell. It makes me happy when I reckon that a person has chosen to follow the love of God that leads to heaven. Those who resist the urgings of the Holy Spirit are bound for hell. Whether you’re a terrorist bomber or simply a […]


...on record.


The devastation in France has further drawn many to conclude that the ISIS plan is evil and not holy at all. My hope for them is that God Himself would reveal His ways that they might each see His love and the deep value of life He maintains. I do not wish them dead anymore […]

Doing The Most Good

...every day of the week.


A recent promise of The Salvation Army is that they’re “Doing The Most Good.” Not a bad thing for people to think or say about us, just not necessarily the best thing for us to say about ourselves. This is not meant to argue this point here, though. The point is that we as believers […]


...more powerful than the law.


Laws are good. They enable us to manage our lives with each other, knowing what behavior is acceptable. There are stated consequences for laws broken. More powerful than the keeping of the law is mercy. Our best judges know that and engage in mercy when they can. Jesus is a mercy giver. The word for […]

Culture Voice…

...speaks loudly.


The pertinent question raised by Jesus here is relevant to us. What voice is our culture speaking? Is it one that recognizes God, or considers Him benign? Then read this… Matthew 11:20-24 (NIV2011) 20 Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent. 21  “Woe […]

Look Around…

...what are we doing?

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I wonder how this generation compares with others? Times are moving at a repaid pace and we draw conclusions about important issues based upon consensus as opposed to true morality. Our dependence upon ourselves seems to dominate our culture, when it is clear that dependence upon God is a much superior path. God help us. […]


...aim high.


This passage of another great question from Jesus is a terrific place to assert our highest expectations in life. Often, like Jesus, we’re asked, “What did you expect?” This is where we can find a better outcome and life experience. Read it now… Matthew 11:7-10 (NIV2011) 7  As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak […]


...following God.


Uncertain times draw us away from the comfortable place where we live, work, and enjoy. If we want, God will help settle us to a better place in His hands. Listen to another sage question from Jesus… Matthew 10:28-31 (NIV2011) 28  Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. […]

The Head leads…

...either way.


Here we have a hidden, but another important question from Jesus. He reminds us that the head of the household, like the teacher and the employer is a role model, good or bad. Matthew 10:24-25 (NIV2011) 24 “The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 It is enough for […]