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Lent • Day 21

“In that day,” declares the Lord,    “you will call me ‘my husband’;    you will no longer call me ‘my master.’17 I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips;    no longer will their names be invoked.18 In that day I will make a covenant for them    with the beasts of the field, the birds in… Read More

Lent • Day 18

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:4,5 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? 10 “I the LORD search the heart and examine the conscience, to reward each person according to their conduct, according… Read More

Lent • Day 17

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:4,5 This is what the Lord says:“The people who survive the sword    will find favor in the wilderness;    I will come to give rest to Israel.” 3 The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying:“I have… Read More

Lent • Day 11

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one… Read More

Lent • Day 10

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:36  These words remind me of Rambo. That’s what everyone in our middle school called him. Rambo wore a camouflaged mesh trucker cap, cowboy boots, Wranglers and western shirts with pearl snaps – long before hipsters made any of that cool. His hands… Read More

Justice & Righteousness (Jesus & Justice Part 9)

Israel wanted a human king, like all the other nations. And she got what she wanted. Her first king, Saul, was succeeded by his son-in-law David. David’s reign is summarized in 2 Samuel 8:15… “David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.” After his… Read More