Chosen, (But Chastened Nevertheless)

“God never punishes his children in the sense of avenging justice. He chastens as a father does his child, but he never punishes his redeemed as a judge does a criminal. It is unjust to exact punishment from redeemed souls since Christ has been punished in their place. How shall the Lord punish twice forContinue reading “Chosen, (But Chastened Nevertheless)”

Just a Father Looking For His Son

  “So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.” Luke 15:20, NLT The actions of the prodigal are worth considering.  At a specific moment of time heContinue reading “Just a Father Looking For His Son”

Out of a Far Country, [Younger Son]

“And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.”   Luke 15:13 When a man or woman gets to this point, we shake our head at that one’s future. Often they will make a long journey, without comfort and aid. Continue reading “Out of a Far Country, [Younger Son]”

God’s Purposes for You (Yes, You!)

  Our present struggles must be seen in God’s own light. As broken believers that is the exclusive method of seeing them, as our own flickering candle isn’t bright enough or strong to illuminate our issues. “We were created for God’s pleasure. In these closing moments of this age, the Lord will have a people whoseContinue reading “God’s Purposes for You (Yes, You!)”