Wearing Justice

“I clothed myself in righteousness, and it enveloped me; my just decisions were like a robe and a turban.” (Job 29:14) Job makes this statement in the midst of a discussion about his involvement with social justice. When he says he clothed himself in righteousness and justice, he is telling us that a social consciousness […]

Election Day

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.“ (Galatians 5:1, NIV) Freedom is one of the great themes of the Bible.  Jesus, when announcing his ministry, promised to “proclaim freedom for the prisoners (Luke 4:18 quoting Isa. […]

Hard-Headed

“I have made your forehead as hard as the hardest rock!”” (Ezekiel 3:9, NLT) A friend of mine reminded me of that passage from Ezekiel today and it encouraged me.  In the past, I, too, have been told (I won’t tell you by whom) that I am hard-headed.  It wasn’t meant as a compliment. But […]

Joy in the Holy Spirit

I’m sure you’ve heard of the KISS principle, right? Keep it simple, stupid. Things aren’t always as complex as they seem. Sometimes the answers really are easy. Sometimes you don’t need a five point game plan, you just need to pray. Sometimes you don’t need to go for more counseling, you just need to read […]

Jesus’ Triumph

In Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not done with hands, by putting off the body of flesh, in the circumcision of the Messiah.  Having been buried with Him in baptism, you were also raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.  And when you […]