Satisfaction in Your Work is a Good Gift

“Behold, I saw that which is good and which is beautiful — it is to eat and to drink and to see the goodness of all his anxiety for which he works hard under the sun for the number of days of his life which God has given him — for it is his portion.”… Read More

Concern and Contentment

“So, I rejoice in the Lord greatly for even now you have blossomed in your thoughts for me. You did think about me, but you lacked opportunity. Not that I am in poverty, I have learned in everything to be self-sufficient.” (Philippians 4:10-11) I have ranted more than a few times in this series of… Read More

Attaining the Goal…

“Not that I have already received this, nor have I already been perfected, but I pursue it that I might attain it, for I was made to attain it by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:12) As we discussed above, the language of “attaining” the goal of the resurrection is not implying a doctrine of merit…that we… Read More

God Gets the Glory…Great Things He Has Done

“And Abram and Nachor took to themselves wives. The name of the wife of Abram was Saray and the name of the wife of Nachor was Milkah — the daughter of Haran who was the father of both Milkah and Yiskah. And it came to pass that Saray was infertile and had no child of… Read More

Works of Men and Works of God: Zechariah 1:1-6

“Your fathers, where are they?  And the prophets, do they live forever?  But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not overtake your fathers?”  -Zechariah 1:5-6a, ESV   What a contrast that is set before us by the prophet.  All of the works of man will eventually fade,… Read More