I have a friend who loves cartoons. One day, for an exhortation at church, he read from Deuteronomy 7:21. “Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.” And he began to describe a fearsome character, what he thought God would look like in a cartoon as a mighty terrible One. He would probably have legs that could crush Mount Everest to powder, hands that could turn the earth inside out, breath that would make a tornado and other powers that I cannot even begin to name. Continue reading “The Mighty Terrible One”
A lot of us Christians believe the wilderness is that part of your walk with God where your faith gets seriously tested. Judging from the story of the Children of Israel, it is not funny in any way. Then comes Jesus also, spending forty days in the wilderness, gets tempted, overcomes and launches into His Ministry. Continue reading “The Wilderness”
May I know you?
Most people are literally scared of this question…..
This question for me usually unlocks a flurry of confusing thoughts in my head. Who am I? What do I say? What can I say? Does he really want to know me? Is this a trick question? Continue reading “May I Know You?”
Nobody ever succeeds at being humble by saying to himself “be humble!” That exclamation lacks the capacity to solve a problem that is as hydra-headed as an age-long tree whose roots have gone deep into the earth. One does not wave a magic wand and voila, he is humble. True humility requires understanding.
If human beings are high-level computers, then pride is a system error – one that has to be debugged correctly. Proverbs 13:10 says, “Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.” Being well-advised is the purpose of this book. I believe the best gift to offer is the right word of advice, and not criticism. Continue reading “Excerpt from “Pride”………..Author’s note”