Keep Your Heart Soft

“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.” Ezekiel...
I Am Staying

I Am Staying

Jeremiah 42:10, 19, 22 ‘Stay here in this land. If you do, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you. For I am sorry about all the punishment I have had to bring upon you. “Listen, you remnant of Judah. The Lord has told you: ‘Do...
What Did You Get Out of It?

What Did You Get Out of It?

Romans 6:20 “As long as you did what you felt like doing, ignoring God, you didn’t have to bother with right thinking or right living, or right anything for that matter. But do you call that a free life? What did you get out of it? Nothing you’re proud of now. Where...
Nothing But the Dog in Me

Nothing But the Dog in Me

Matthew 15:25-28 The woman came and knelt before him. ‘Lord, help me!’ she said. He replied, ‘It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.’ ‘Yes it is, Lord,’ she said. ‘Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.’ Then...
The Blessing of Clean Hands

The Blessing of Clean Hands

1 Samuel 12:4-5 ‘You have not cheated or oppressed us,’ they replied. ‘You have not taken anything from anyone’s hand.’ Samuel said to them, ‘The Lord is witness against you, and also his anointed is witness this day, that you have not found anything in my hand.’‘ He...