The Mud Puddle

The Mud Puddle

Read: | Bible in a Year: ; My friend Ed was telling me a story about his little son. He was standing in a mud puddle, so Ed told him to get out. But instead, his son began running through the puddle. “No running through it either,” he said. So the boy began walking through the water. When Ed told him, “No walking!” the boy stood with just his toes in the water, looking defiantly at his dad. The child knew what his father wanted, …

stand up

Stand up

Read: 1 Kings 21:1-29 | Bible In A Year: Genesis 4:1-16 No one else so completely sold himself to what was evil in the Lord’s sight as Ahab did under the influence of his wife Jezebel. His worst outrage was worshiping idols (1 Kings 21:25-26). Evil doesn’t need numbers. History’s most horrific acts were committed by only a handful of perpetrators. These agents of evil didn’t persuade others to join in their sin; they only convinced them to go along. Most Germans didn’t hunt down and kill …

What Money Can’t Buy

What Money Can’t Buy

Read: Ephesians 1:3-14 | Bible in a Year: Exodus 34-35; Matthew 22:23-46 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. — Ephesians 1:7 “There are some things money can’t buy—but these days, not many” according to Michael Sandel, author of What Money Can’t Buy. A person can buy a prison-cell upgrade for $90 a night, the right to shoot an endangered black rhino for $250,000, and your doctor’s cell phone number for $1,500. It seems that “almost everything is …

When Others Won’t Forgive

When Others Won’t Forgive

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