Just Enough for Just Today
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:19 This week, in our series looking deeper into The Lord’s Prayer, we come to the phrase “Give us this day our daily bread.” It is a phrase which would have meant much to its original Jewish and first century Christian recipients as it calls to mind the powerful story of God providing manna from heaven during the 40 years the Jewish people wandering the Middle Eastern de
The Will of God
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. ~Ephesians 5:17 I don’t know about you, but I really do want to know what the will of God is for my life. It just seems so unknowable at times. I want specifics. Is it God’s will that I stay at this job or search for a new one? Is it God’s will that I go on vacation this month or next month? Is it God’s will that I donate to this cause or this other equally good cause? Is it God’s will I say yes t
The Kingdom of God
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. ~ Matthew 6:33 If you ever get the chance to visit the ruins of ancient Rome, I would recommend you go. And if you go, either get a really good guide book or tour guide to take you through the area. You need a guide to help you imagine what the city looked like at the peak of Roman empire. The ruins, while still impressive today, a mere shadows of what was once a gleaming
What's in a Name?
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. ~ Proverbs 22:1 I’ll admit, I don’t remember many details from my junior high English unit where we read Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” I found the play itself to be a bit overrated and was much more fascinated by the theater culture of the time. I do, however, remember one line from the play: “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” The point Romeo