BATTLE-READY

The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, “There is still one prophet through who we can inquire of the Lord, but I hate him because he never prophecies anything good about me, but always bad.” (1 Kings 22:8) The king speaking here is Ahab — far from...

RESISTANCE

. . . All of you, clothe yourselves with humility towards one another, because “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on...

WORLD SERIOUS

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — comes not from the Father but from the world....

NO MATTER HOW YOU SLICE IT

“Be careful,” Jesus warned them. “Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod.” They discussed this with one another and said, “It is because we have no bread.  Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: “Why are...

WHERE THE RIVER FLOWS

Read Ezekiel 47:1-12 . . . this water flows there and makes the salt water fresh; so where the river flows everything will live . . . (v. 10) It wasn’t a good time, a good place or a good outlook. The children of Israel, God’s chosen people, were in exile...