The Lord has sworn and will not relent, "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek." Ps 110: 4 It is very interesting that this passage appears in the old testament of the bible. There is no doubt that this was inspired by God, because David, in himself, would never have wrote … Continue reading Living according to the order of Melchizedek
He sent a man before them - Joseph - who was sold as a slave. They hurt his feet with fetters, he was laid in irons. Until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the Lord tested him. Ps 105:17-19 I think the story of Joseph is my favorite story in … Continue reading Do not despise where you are, it is your training ground.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and … Continue reading What to do when you don’t like yourself.
Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. Ps 84:5. A more literal translation of this verse would be, 'whose heart is set on the highway.' The literal meaning of this verse was concerning the Jews, who were required by God to appear before Him in Jerusalem three … Continue reading Is your heart set on the highway?
And of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. Jn 1:16 What is grace? Perhaps the most famous Christian song in the world is the hymn 'Amazing Grace.' The words of this hymn were penned by John Newton, who was a foul mouthed sailor and slave trader who had denounced the existence … Continue reading Understanding Grace. pt 1
But who indeed are you – a mere human being – to talk back to God? Does what is molded say to the molder, “Why have you made me like this?” Rom 9:20 Have you ever heard a teenager say to his or her parents, "It's your fault, you brought me into this world!" People … Continue reading Who are you, O man, to reply against God?