in remembrance… of Him…

Ah, sinful nation, people laden with iniquity, offspring who do evil, children who deal corruptly, who have forsaken the Lord... Why do you seek further beatings? Why do you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the soul of the foot even to the head there is no… Continue reading in remembrance… of Him…

free will…

Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? Romans 6:16 ESV Free will... there really isn't anything free about it... We were created to serve... not… Continue reading free will…

the first tent…

[Photo by KAL VISUALS on Unsplash] By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the sanctuary has not yet been disclosed as long as the first tent is still standing. Hebrews 9:8 NRSV Our first tent is our body of flesh... as long as it stands... we have no way into the sanctuary... The first tent… Continue reading the first tent…

blame…

Jesus said, "You're asking the wrong question. You're looking for someone to blame. There is no such cause-effect here. Look instead for what God can do. ..." John 9:3 The Message Oh...! How often we want to blame someone else... and not take responsibility for our neglect... our choice... our stubbornness... in a situation... or circumstance...… Continue reading blame…

temptation…

But one is tempted by one's own desire, being lured and enticed by it; then when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death. Do not be deceived, my beloved. James 1:14-16 NRSV All too often... we don't want to take responsibility… Continue reading temptation…