He Is Sovereign Over Your Pain

A Christian can know that His God is sovereign over his pain. And that is a great comfort. It's also a source of hope and joy not only in spite of pain but through pain. Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia,... Continue Reading →


It Ain’t All Money and Politics

A (very) lay historian's observation: Marxism most often sees people as victims caught in the machinery of economic forces; they can only be helped by government or revolution. A (not so very) lay Christian's observation: The Bible sees people as made in the image of a wonderful God who is sovereign over everything that happens... Continue Reading →

He Doesn’t Control Some Things

   That's right.  He controls all things.   Is a trumpet blown in a city,and the people are not afraid?  Does disaster come to a city, unless the Lord has done it?  Amos 3:6 Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it?  Is it not from the mouth of... Continue Reading →

A Plea That’s a Shove

We are all entertained by something. We're all made happy by and excited by and look forward to something. Every day. Every hour. My short encouragement today is simply this: Savor Jesus Christ. Enjoy Him. Cherish Jesus of Nazareth more than anything or anyone. Let His good control over the universe cause your fingers to... Continue Reading →

A Humiliating Death

One of the most humiliating events in my life is genuine repentance. Humiliating in a good way, though. It's the sort of thing that reminds me who I really am and, more importantly, Whom I really need. I am not as personally righteous, as upright or full of integrity, as I would often like to... Continue Reading →


A young man gets up from his face, his three friends joining him, and says this: "Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have... Continue Reading →

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