He Can Do No Wrong

Have you ever gotten the impression from someone that “they could do no wrong”?  Sometimes, this is a self-evaluation.  Some people actually think they are always right and can do no wrong, not in the absolute sense but in the virtual sense. Their view is always the right view.  They see things most clearly.  Their …

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Who Stands Up For You

I was born the third son of a teenager.  My mother, Bernice, was married to my father at age 16, had my brother Gary at 17, my brother Rick at 18, and me at 19.  Boom, boom, boom… she had three little rambunctious boys before she reached the age of 20. How she lived through …

You Never Know

Everyone has goals.  Everyone has plans.  From the time we are mature enough to start “looking forward” (whether that is a small child looking forward to Christmas or an elderly persons contemplating what “the rest of life” might look like) we make plans.  We chart the future.  This is good and right and wise.  But …

Wait For It

Habakkuk 2:3 says, “For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end- it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” As Americans, we are not good a waiting. We grow impatient waiting more than a few minutes in any queue. …

Landmarks

There are several OT verses that prohibit the removal of ancient landmarks.  Proverbs 22:28 says, “Do not move the ancient landmark that your fathers have set” (c.f. Deut 19:14; 27:17; Prov 23:10; Hos 5:10).  These verses are in reference to how the Promised Land was parceled out to the twelve tribes and subsequently to families …