Faith as a Grain of Mustard Seed

This morning’s time in the Word took me to Luke 17; and with my curiosity stirred I grabbed a couple of commentaries from the shelf to see what the writers had to say about verses 1-10.  I found Darrell Bock’s remarks on verses 5 & 6 in The NIV Application Commentary especially encouraging. Recall thatContinue reading “Faith as a Grain of Mustard Seed”

“Keep Me as the Apple of the Eye!”

“Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings from the wicked who despoil me, my deadly enemies who surround me” (Psalm 17:8-9). David uses the Hebrew idiom – “The apple of the eye” ; also translated, “the pupil of the eye,” in Deuteronomy 32:10, where Moses saysContinue reading ““Keep Me as the Apple of the Eye!””

A Parable for Some People

“And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that IContinue reading “A Parable for Some People”

Good Friday / God-glorifying Friday

Today is Good Friday, and as we look forward to Resurrection Sunday, the question that often comes to mind each year around this time is “Why is it called ‘Good Friday’?” After all, what could possibly be good about what they did to Jesus when they crucified the Son of God, the One person, who,Continue reading “Good Friday / God-glorifying Friday”

No comparison when it comes to secrets!

“How important are their secrets, really?” It’s a question that came to mind as I was reading Psalm 64 – a prayer of David for protection from evil schemers who had cloaked their actions in secrecy. Listen as he presents the scenario to the Lord in the first 6 verses of the psalm: Hear myContinue reading “No comparison when it comes to secrets!”