Pride and Humility

You don’t have to read much of Proverbs before you understand the writer likes to use contrast to make his point. He tells us in 1:7 that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” He does the same kind of thing in v. 32-33. Then thereContinue reading “Pride and Humility”

“Go Tell John”

Blessed is the one who does not fall away on account of Me. (Luke 7:23).  Have you ever wondered how John took these words from Jesus?  I have. The message from Jesus came to him some time after he had been imprisoned by Herod Antipas.  Antipas was part of the Herodian dynasty.  The Herodians embodied Lord Acton’s adageContinue reading ““Go Tell John””

What Are You Doing With Your Treasure?

We don’t know exactly when the wise men arrived in Bethlehem to see the Christ. They had followed the star to Jerusalem where they inquired, “Where is the One who has been born the King of the Jews?” (Matthew 2:2). You can almost see Herod strutting out of his throne room saying, “Here I am!”Continue reading “What Are You Doing With Your Treasure?”