Fear God Only

“—for you shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God—” Exodus 34:14 “And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your timeContinue reading “Fear God Only”

Scare the Bullies: Psalms 86

14 O God, insolent men have risen up against me;     a band of ruthless men seeks my life,     and they do not set you before them. 15 But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,     slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. 16 Turn to me and be gracious to me;     give your strength to yourContinue reading “Scare the Bullies: Psalms 86”

Is Jesus Your Center?

“The apostles gathered around Jesus and told him about all the things they had done and taught.” Mark 6:30, New Century Version We need to become accountable to Him for the things we say, and the things we do.  A liberated discipleship is one that can’t be trusted–there is no supervision, and no direction.  AndContinue reading “Is Jesus Your Center?”

Welcoming His Judgement

To be judged by God is an awful thing.  It is always immutable and just.  He brings to us the inevitable awareness of the guilt and rebellion that we have secretly harbored for years.  We try to dodge His correction like a boxer does to the punches of his opponent. We see judgement with a distinctContinue reading “Welcoming His Judgement”