Not an Island

Also, people outside the church must speak well of him so that he will not be disgraced and fall into the devil’s trap.1 Timothy 3:7 NLT There is a saying that no man is an island. It’s true. Over the last few days I have been thinking about how everything I do has an effect…

Effect and Cause

They abandoned the Lord to serve Baal and the images of Ashtoreth.Judges 2:13 NLT Sometimes things just do not go right for me. Things go wrong and I ask why, but I generally fail to make a connection with this and the things that I have done wrong. I don’t literally serve Baal or Ashtoreth…

WYDIWYG

Adoni-bezek said, “I once had seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off, eating scraps from under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them.” They took him to Jerusalem, and he died there.Judges 1:7 NLT In the early days of Web design, all websites were built…

Careful!

So be very careful to love the Lord your God.Joshua 23:11 NLT Careful is one of those words whose meaning has been watered down through overuse. The term ‘full of care’ carries more weight and yet it means exactly the same – ‘careful’ is just shorthand. The command ‘be very careful’ is really stressing the…

Hold on tight

But be very careful to obey all the commands and the instructions that Moses gave to you. Love the Lord your God, walk in all his ways, obey his commands, hold firmly to him, and serve him with all your heart and all your soul.Joshua 22:5 NLT Think of a small child who gets a…