Beer-lahai-roi – “The Well of Him that Lives and Sees Me,”

Genesis 16:3-14 ESVSo, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant, and gave her to Abram her husband as a wife. And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, she looked with contempt onContinue reading “Beer-lahai-roi – “The Well of Him that Lives and Sees Me,””

Philosophy

Ecclesiastes 1:18 ESVFor in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow. One of the first things family and friends will say during interviews after a tragic act of violence or suicide is that they cannot believe what that person has done. They say that was not the actions of theContinue reading “Philosophy”

One bad week

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ESVBut we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. [14] For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.Continue reading “One bad week”

Gentleman, a better definition.

Borrowing from C.S. Lewis the importance of definition. Being a gentleman used to mean something different than a man’s character. A status of a man was his preferred definition. As such the definition of a Christian should be also a matter of status as we represent each other and our saviour regardless of if weContinue reading “Gentleman, a better definition.”

In the watchtower; eat, drink: arise ye princes

Revelation 22:10-11 ESVAnd he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. [11] Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.” As I set here the worldContinue reading “In the watchtower; eat, drink: arise ye princes”

Cogs in the machine

Some have preached good works until there is barely a decent person left in the congregation, while others have preached free grace and dying love in such a way that sinners have become saints,and saints have been as boughs loaded down with fruit to the praise and glory of God. Having seen the harvest whichContinue reading “Cogs in the machine”

Called by grace, chosen by faith

Proverbs 5:15-16 ESVDrink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. [16] Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets? Understanding Gods relationship with his people essential to understanding salvation. Many are called but few are chosen. Who are the chosen? Who are the called? The children ofContinue reading “Called by grace, chosen by faith”

Make Babylon great… again

and the king answered and said, “Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?” Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel 4:30 esv Nebuchadnezzar; a man given much power begins to believe that power has come forth from his own works. Babylon has historicallyContinue reading “Make Babylon great… again”

Purchased from and into slavery

Something that has been on my mind is the lack of understanding of how slavery came to be. It is easy to point to slavery that used to be practiced in America and absolutely it was completely born in sin as slavery was a byproduct of sin to begin with. Yet for today’s purpose, IContinue reading “Purchased from and into slavery”