Follow Me, and I Will Make You . . .
Sometimes we ponder our own spiritual state and conclude, “I am such a mess. What could God possibly do with me?” The answer is, “A lot!” To demonstrate that, let’s take a look at Matthew (not the gospel, but the man) to illustrate the difference between how we view ourselves, how we view one another,…Read More
Washed Whiter Than
Isaiah opens his prophecy describing Israel as a terribly rebellious nation. We get no further than the opening statement before we have God’s lament, “Sons I have reared and brought up, but they have revolted against Me.” So extensive is their alienation from their creator that God says, “An ox knows its owner, and a…Read More
From ‘Sinner’ to ‘Righteousness’
Guilty! You are guilty! You don’t measure up! You are such a disappointment! You have let God down SO many times! Such is the mistaken view far too many have about themselves and their standing before God. Indeed, even that phrase “standing before God” speaks of a legal trial, one in which we are found…Read More