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”