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Of What Does Your Life Consist?

Of what does your life consist? Sounds like a strange question, doesn’t it? But I was reminded of it while reading Jesus’ words to a crowd in Luke’s gospel today: “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions” (Luke 12:15). I […]

Provoke to Love and Good Deeds?

Have you ever provoked someone? Has anyone ever provoked you? Do you think of provocation as a good thing or a bad thing? Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve tended to think of provocation as a bad thing. I even looked up the definition of the word “provoke” and found, “stimulate or incite (someone) to […]

Jesus the Trailblazer

Yesterday, in my sermon, I talked about the imagery of Jesus as pioneer (as found in Hebrews 2:10). And I suggested that maybe a better translation would be Jesus as trailblazer (a trailblazer being defined as “a person who makes a new track through wild country.”) Today, I am curious. Maybe you heard the sermon; […]

God’s Time

God’s time is not one of my favorite concepts. I’m a much bigger fan of my time – Brad’ time. And then, all week, I read from the psalmist: “Be still before the LORD, and wait patiently for him…” (Psalm 37:7). This waiting patiently for God in God’s time isn’t the easiest thing for me. […]

O Christians, Hope in the Lord

Yesterday, I reflected on the first verse of Psalm 131. Today, I’d like to move on to the third verse. Just a quick reminder, yesterday’s verse was all about us trusting in God and as a result not occupying ourselves with things that are beyond us. Verse 3 fits in well with this notion: “O […]