Tag Archives: forgiveness

Keep a check on yourself …

“If a person is involved in some serious sins, you don’t want to become an unwilling accomplice. In any event, keep a close check on yourself.” 1 Timothy 5:22-23 When I was twelve we moved off the farm to a … Continue reading

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White as snow …

“Soak me in your laundry and I’ll come out clean, scrub me and I’ll have a snow-white life.” Psalm 51:7 Nearly fifteen years ago when I bought my Toyota, we were new to the valley, and I picked a color for … Continue reading

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Two wrongs don’t make it right …

“When I call, give me answers. God, take my side! Once, in a tight place, you gave me room; now I’m in trouble again: Grace me! Hear me!” Psalm 4:1 David got into a tight place with God when he … Continue reading

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Don’t assume …

Job replied: “Now listen to me carefully, please listen, at least do me the favor of listening. Put up with me while I have my say—then you can mock me later to your heart’s content.” Job 21:1,2 Job had been … Continue reading

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Brotherly love …

“I am Joseph your brother whom you sold into Egypt. But don’t feel badly, don’t blame yourselves for selling me…. God sent me on ahead to pave the way and make sure there was a remnant in the land, to … Continue reading

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Slow to anger …

“Slowness to anger makes for deep understanding; a quick-tempered person stockpiles stupidity.” Proverbs 14:29 I had an elderly friend who when made a mistake would confess, “This is the first mistake I’ve never made and I’ll never do it again.” Everyone … Continue reading

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The “I” in sin …

“As the rocks rained down, Stephen prayed, “Master Jesus, take my life.” Then he knelt down, praying loud enough for everyone to hear, “Master, don’t blame them for this sin”—his last words. Then he died.” Acts 7:59-60 Just yesterday, we … Continue reading

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It’s Advent and time to take a good shower …

This “Her sins stink to high Heaven. God has remembered every evil she’s done. Give her back what she’s given.” Revelations 18:5 All my life I’ve heard the phrase “That stinks to high heaven,” but I never associated it with … Continue reading

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God offers new beginnings …

“Offer yourself to sin, and it’s your last free act…offer yourself to the ways of God and freedom never quits.” Romans 6:17 If you apply for a job, most likely there will be a box to check if you’ve ever … Continue reading

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The debt of love …

Don’t run up debts, except for the huge debt of love owe each other. Romans 13:8                                                 … Continue reading

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