When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned.  – Isa 43:2 This is an amazing passage of scripture. When I last read it, it made me think of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in Daniel…

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Do you not know yourself? That Jesus Christ is in you?

Examine yourselves [as to] whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?–unless indeed you are disqualified.  2 Co 13:5 I remember when I was a waiter in Tulsa, OK, when I was attending bible college, that a fellow waiter who knew I was a…

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Living according to the order of Melchizedek

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…

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Do not despise where you are, it is your training ground.

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…

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What to do when you don’t like yourself.

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…

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