God Searching – Again

Be bold with your God. David was. He asked the Lord to rip him open, examine his motives, riffle though this thought-life, rummage around in his mind, scratch through his worries, unravel his sins, uncover everything. “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and...

God Searching

“You have searched me, LORD, and you know me” prays King David (Psalm 139:1). “You have searched.” Does God need to search for anything? Doesn’t he know everything already? And after all, aren’t we the ones who are supposed to search for God? “Searched” is a strong...

Back to School

School bus drivers are practicing their routes through our neighborhoods this week. Teachers are setting up their classrooms. The stationery aisle at Walmart is a rummaged-through mess. It’s back to school! God has a school: he is our teacher; we are his students....

Bushes and Trees

The prophet Jeremiah wrote (17:5-8),   “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD. That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will...

Holy Boasting ~ Jeremiah 9:23-24

This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise man boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises...