1. God, the Righteous Judge
    15 Jan, 2019
    God, the Righteous Judge
    God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day.  Psalm 7:11   One Christmas when I was a child, I received, among other things, a Pogo Stick and a Bible. I remember looking through my Bible on the floor of my living room.  I was on the page where God destroyed the world with a flood in Noah's day.  At some point, I left the Bible open on the floor, and started jumping on my Pogo Stick.   I'm sure you can guess what happened. My Pogo stick landed on my Bible.   I looked
  2. Three Characteristics Important to Jesus
    05 Dec, 2018
    Three Characteristics Important to Jesus
    He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8   If you could grow in any three characteristics, what would they be? Maybe you want to be rich. Or to wield power and control. Maybe you want fame and to have accolades all over the world. Or maybe you'd rather be really good at a specific set of skills. There are all kinds of characteristics we may want to see more of in our
  3. What is Justice?
    12 Feb, 2018
    What is Justice?
    Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it completely.  Proverbs 28:5 What is justice? That's not a rhetorical question, by the way. Justice is a word that is often used, but when we are asked to define it, we stumble a bit. Go ahead.  Try to define the word justice before you read the rest of this pondering.   Ok, now that you've given it your best shot, how well do think you did?  How comfortable are you with your definition?  Would you say that
  4. Justice, Oppression, the Helpless, and Jesus
    29 Jan, 2018
    Justice, Oppression, the Helpless, and Jesus
    Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.  Isaiah 1:16-17 During yesterday's sermon, I touched on the issue of how God hates the mistreatment of people . . . especially his people.   There is a lot more that can be said about abuse, injustice, and oppression.  I don't think these subjects get enough airtime in the
  5. Let Justice Flow
    08 Dec, 2017
    Let Justice Flow
    I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.  Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; and the peace offerings of your fattened animals, I will not look upon them.  Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen.  But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Amos 5:21-24  If you're a part of any church, you can see that the