Smarter Than God
Is it possible that we are educating ourselves into imbecility? I’ve heard Ravi Zacharias quote this phrase many times, and it still gives me pause. Paul foretold such foolishness when he wrote to Timothy: “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,”1 Timothy 4:1 ESV The irony cannot be ignored: People who deny the existence of demons are, in fact, most vulnerable to their control. People who turn away from God and become more “enlightened”… Read More
Enjoy Life with Your Wife!
“Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.”Ecclesiastes 9:9 ESV If Solomon’s quill represented his view of life, he seemed to write with the jaded ink of bitterness of soul when he wrote Ecclesiastes. Still, deep wisdom can be found tangled among his cynicism. For example, although he seems to view life as meaningless, his encouragement to “enjoy life… Read More
Unity Among Diversity
“In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.”Ephesians 2:22 ESV This morning I received a letter and gift card from a pastor/friend in my community, celebrating my upcoming wedding anniversary. This afternoon I texted a minister/friend from California just to encourage him on how well he is balancing family and ministry. Tonight I was on my way to Life Group and passed by a church pastored by a friend of mine. I inwardly prayed God’s blessing over him and his family. In a… Read More
Every Driver Needs a Spotter
Everyone needs someone they can trust. There are times when we are blinded by circumstances or deceived by lies. Such a cloud of smoke can haze our perspective and disorient our vision. In those times we need someone to trust, someone whose voice can lead us through times of uncertainty. Here in NASCAR country we understand this kind of trust. One of the key members of any race team is the spotter. The spotter is nowhere near the actual car during a race; he/she is positioned high above the race track in… Read More