Absolute Trust

It is difficult to trust people. I see young children with so much trust of their parents. Like this past weekend, I saw photos of children holding sparklers with their father or mother guiding their hands. The kids trust their parents. They have confidence that their parents want their best and that they are looking […]

What is Truth

Matthew 27 / Mark 15 / Luke 23 / John 18-19  Pontius Pilate – Roman Governor –Procurator. He was in charge of appointing the high priest and controlling the Temple and funds. He had full control of the province. He had full powers of life and death as he could reverse capital sentences passed by […]

Consul Needed

Working in the medical field for ten years, I often heard the term “consul.” Short for consultation, it simply meant that a person needed to see a doctor for an examination to make any further care decisions, many times from a specialist. Now in Joshua 9, the people were visited by the Gibeonites who were […]

They Say

“They offer superficial treatments for my people’s mortal wound. They give assurances of peace when there is no peace.” – Jeremiah 6:14 [NLT] This verse reminds me of a certain type of person, one who offers up assurances that turn out to be false. Here there were people saying that everything was alright when everything […]

Sampling Lies

When the Gibeonites came before God’s people, claiming to be from a distant country, “The Israelites sampled their provisions but did not inquire of the LORD” (Joshua 9:14). The people of Gibeon made the false claims and had items to make their words appear to be true. They had the worn-out sacks and old wineskins. […]

The Limping Dog

 “Desire without knowledge is not good– how much more will hasty feet miss the way!” – Proverbs 19:2 (NIV)  As I was walking my dog Max, I saw a dog ahead, limping across the street. The little terrier looked to be injured and as I approached the dog, I immediately began to plan what I […]

The Answer was right in front of Pilate

Jesus told Pilate, “In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth” (John 18:37 NIV). The question that Pilate and many others have asked is “what is truth?” (v. 38 NIV). The Bible mentions the word “truth” over two hundred times. God revealed truth to us […]

Seek the Truth

Every time I reach my hands into the kitchen drawer with the cooking utensils, it seems like I am pulling out the wrong item. I want the metal tongs but pull out a metal spoon because I focus only on grabbing something metal. I want a heavy duty plastic spoon but instead retrieve the heavy […]

The Empty Bottle

I like to drink a lot. I need to drink a lot. I am a person who talks a lot so I always need to have a bottle of water with me so that my throat doesn’t get dry. When I went to leave the house this morning, I had to ask myself if I […]