Posts from September 2018

Posts from September 2018

THE WATCHING WORLD

An argument breaks out in Genesis 13.  “Quarreling arose between Abram’s herdsmen and the herdsmen of Lot.”  It all had to do with grazing rights. The Bible then adds something striking:  “The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time.”  In other words, they were watching. It is easy to forget that we are the only Bible some people read.  What if…

CASE HISTORIES

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” is the old saying.   Jesus painted pictures with words themselves.  He not only told us to love our neighbor. He painted a picture of what this means with a parable, a story about a good Samaritan (Luke 10). He not only told us that God is a gracious Father who wants His wayward sons and daughters to repent and return to Him.  He…

“NOTHING IN MY HAND I BRING”

What do the following have in common – the Titanic, Napoleon, Hitler, O.J. Simpson, Saddam Hussein, Bill Cosby, you and I, and Humpty Dumpty? They all had a great fall!  The old saying is: “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.”  The Bible echoes that: “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18) The Bible gives us case…