Devotions In Job: July 8th

Exposition: This statement is utterly hopeless without the cross. If God's justice is as pure and perfect as Bildad has already stated in verses 3-4 then Job must be pure and upright to perfection in order to be restored. That is a standard to high to reach for the human soul. The Gospel slightly edits … Continue reading Devotions In Job: July 8th

His Heart Trembled for the Ark of God

"When he arrived, Eli was sitting on his seat by the road watching, for his heart trembled for the ark of God."1 Samuel 4:13 (ESV) We find Eli watching helplessly as the Philistines wage war against his people, Israel (1 Samuel 4:10-11). There is so much at stake! Lives could be lost! Israel's national welfare … Continue reading His Heart Trembled for the Ark of God

Thoughts on God: His Eternality

God is eternal. In fact, He is the only being or thing that is truly eternal. Even heaven, hell, angels, demons, and the human soul can only be considered eternal in a futuristic context. All of these things, though they have no end, did have a beginning. Only God is without beginning and without end. … Continue reading Thoughts on God: His Eternality

Salvation Belongs to the Lord (Psalm 3)

There is a lot of practical, applicational value for us in this Psalm. How many are your foes? No matter what your situation in life is, you have many foes and they are constantly rising against you. First, most of us can think of very real and physical foes who wish to do us harm. … Continue reading Salvation Belongs to the Lord (Psalm 3)

Philippians 1:15-20: Christ Exalted By Any Means

These verses reveal two main themes to Paul's life and ministry. While he was in prison he could have been worrying himself about his own condition. Instead, his concern was for the proclamation and exaltation of Christ by any means necessary. That Christ Is Proclaimed "What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense … Continue reading Philippians 1:15-20: Christ Exalted By Any Means

The “Great Falling Out”

"When the church is ostracized and suffering, we’re following in the footsteps of Jesus. We’re joining our King in exile." - Elliot Clark I've been a part of those church visitation programs before. You know what I mean. THOSE visitation programs. On a given weeknight the church (the few that the pastor successfully convinced to … Continue reading The “Great Falling Out”

Philippians 1:12-14: Imprisoned for Christ, Advancing the Gospel

Read Philippians 1:12-14. I LOVE these verses! They are filled with so much hope and encouragement for all of us who are in Christ! Let's dig in. My Circumstances This is as practical as it gets. We all have circumstances. And in the context of this passage we are talking about negative circumstances. Sometimes they … Continue reading Philippians 1:12-14: Imprisoned for Christ, Advancing the Gospel

Philippians 1:7-11: Completed Together

"You All" Last time we talked about verse six and the promise of sanctification. I have heard that verse quoted most often in an individual context. However, when you look at the context of this whole portion of Scripture, you will find what we so often minimalize, and sometimes miss entirely. In verses 3-8, Paul … Continue reading Philippians 1:7-11: Completed Together