Just as the apostle Paul speaks, in 2Co 7, about the sadness that produces repentance and the sadness that brings about death, two kinds of despair exist: one that leads to passivity and another that leads a person to seek help desperately. Continue reading
“For the benefit of the Lord’s cause, many godly men and their respective families travel to areas of the world completely foreign in order to help but a few plant the seed of the word (Luke 8:11), doing what they can to water, leaving to God for the plant’s growth (1 Cor. 3:6). Let us pray for foreign missionaries, and let us do what we can to support them in their work (cf. Rom. 15:24). A most important work it is.” —Sent Preachers | etsop95.
Many millennia ago, man identified the golden mean. The principle doesn’t work in every area, but Agur found one in which it would help him serve God better. Continue reading
We call it NaPraWriMo — National Prayer Writing Month, based after other programs for poetry, novels, and blogging. The “national” part doesn’t fit so well. Maybe it should be GloPraWriMo, Global etc., or InPraWriMo, International, etc. Continue reading
Day by day, O Lord, let us ardently seek your presence, lovingly walk with you and willingly spend ourselves in your service. At the day’s end let us not be found hiding our talents nor at the end of our life be unready to rise up and meet you in the feast of your kingdom; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
—Richard Baxter (1615-1691)
King Zedekiah and the people didn’t want to listen or obey the word of God.
But neither King Zedekiah nor his attendants nor the people who were left in the land listened to what the Lord said through Jeremiah, Jer 37.2 NLT.
Pray not for ease,
For earthly gain,
To be free from pain—
Ask not for these. Continue reading