God is Near

Psalm 25:14, The friendship of the LORD is for those who fear Him, and He makes known to them His covenant. 1 Kings 19:1-8, Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to…

Covering Our Sin

Psalm 32:1, Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. When we get caught in a legal or moral wrong, we instantly try to cover it up. When a criminal gets caught, he comes up with all sorts of excuses to try and cover his tracks. As average citizens, whenever we get…

Helpful Rebuke: The Truth Hurts

Proverbs 27:5, Better is open rebuke than hidden love. In our current generation, people are growing increasingly worried about offending other people to such an absurd point that there are now “safe spaces” at universities. It’s because the truth hurts, and these people want to be sheltered from the truth. We want to be “all-inclusive” so…

The Tension between Saint and Sinner

Ecclesiastes 10:2, A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right, but a fool’s heart to the left. The foolhardy conservative would take this verse out of context and use it in support of the supposed superiority of the right conservative versus the left liberal. While I consider myself conservative, I am not foolish enough to…

Empty Promises

Matthew 26:35, Peter said to Him, “Even if I must die with You, I will not deny You!” And all the disciples said the same. When someone is grieving over a loss or they’re in deep sadness because of a bad breakup or any other reason, we are fond of the following phrase: “If there’s anything…

Working Your Land

Proverbs 12:11, Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense. This proverb seems to be calling to mind the issue of being content with what God has given us. As a college student, I can relate to this a lot. College students experience a lot of discontent…

A God Idea

Luke 9:33-36, “And as the men were parting from Him, Peter said to Jesus, ‘Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah’—not knowing what he said. As he was saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they…