Sheepy Wolves

“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.” Matthew 7:15, NLT The old King James Version says, “which come to you in sheep’s clothing.”  There is something to be said about both translations. Being aware.  Jesus commands this awareness, this discernment that our world is a dangerous place and dark […]

Righteousness: His, Yours? (or Ours?)

“All of us are dirty with sin. All the right things we have done are like filthy pieces of cloth. All of us are like dead leaves, and our sins, like the wind, have carried us away. “  Isaiah 64:6, NCV ________________ I have this reoccurring nightmare. I jump out of a plane.  I deploy […]

Self-Deception & Brokenbelievers

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18 “Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.” Psalm 51:6, NASB Self-deception is sort of an occupational hazard for believing Christians. We have this strong tendency to walking and seeing out […]

Landmine Craziness

Thirty years ago, I was trained by the U.S. Army to clear landmines.  It was a very interesting experience, as I trained in the heat of a Missouri summer.  Most of what I learned was done by crawling on my belly under barb wire.  But there are many different kind of mines.  There is a big antitank mine, […]