Posts from September 2020

Posts from September 2020

He Nailed It

He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross (Colossians 2:13,14). Even a Sunday School child can tell us what was nailed to the cross on Golgotha. The hand would shoot up and the voice would call out: “Jesus!” And, of course, the child would be right. The mental picture of Jesus being nailed to the…

Not Timid

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7). Sometimes, even the most brave and most bold become the most timid. It can happen quickly. It might happen when asked to speak in front of a crowd. It may happen before a high-ranking officer. For many Christians, it could be when we suddenly have a chance to share the gospel with an unchurched friend. That’s the…

Desertion

Do your best to come to me quickly, for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica (2 Timothy 4:9,10). Desertion is dangerous. It puts others at risk. If it happens during a battle, the deserter may be shot. Yet, desertions occur not only during military battles. A father may desert his family. A Christian might desert his faith. The main causes of desertion appear to be fear and love. We quickly think of…

Lover of My Soul

A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to Him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.” Jesus did not answer a word. So His disciples came to Him and urged Him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” The woman came and knelt before Him. “Lord, help me!” she said” (Matthew 15:22-25). I have a…