As believers, we become consecrated unto the Lord, no longer a part of the world, but now being transformed into the heavenly. Continue reading 1 John 3: Consecrated in God’s Love
It complicates things, does it not? When scripture specifically describes Lot and Noah as righteous, then carefully records their drunkenness and sexual deviance. Continue reading 2 Peter 2: Righteous? Really?
Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land,
who do his commands;
seek righteousness, seek humility;
perhaps you may be hidden
on the day of the Lord’s wrath. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Zephaniah, Look Above
Habakkuk was to live by his faith in God, then he would see how God was at work. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Habakkuk’s Faith
It is the work of the Holy Spirit to convict hearts and reveal truth to minds. Our work is to love. Continue reading Gospel of John: Penalty, Power, Presence
This is good news for humankind, for we have been trying to appease angry gods for all of our recorded history. Continue reading Gospel of John: Three Concerns
He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8 (NRSV) Continue reading Minor Prophets: Micah, Court Reporter
Micah has been likened to a horse, thinking of the warhorses of Assyria pounding towards Judah. However, I see Micah more associated with the cow, because this prophet talked about banging swords into plows. Horses and mules were pretty scarce … Continue reading Minor Prophets: Micah Delivers
What happens when God’s people lose touch with God’s values and God’s character?
They do not stop being God’s people.
They do experience a profound disconnection from God.
Instead of experiencing and living out the exuberant joy of shalom, they create and participate in systems that harm.
Continue reading Minor Prophets: Amos, Three Breaches
They were to allow God’s core values of justice and righteousness to become their core values, which would be reflected in their compassion and care for the economically, politically, and socially disadvantaged Continue reading Minor Prophets: Amos “Let Justice Roll Down”