Category: Culture, Society

Matters of the Heart (Repost): Part 2

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God does not see as man sees, since man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) Many years ago, the Lord began to deal with me about the condition of my heart. The importance of keeping…

Matters of the Heart (Repost)

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God does not see as man sees, since man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) People tend to judge the character and worth of others by looking at outward appearances. If a person is tall,…

“Uncivil” Part 2

What does the Scriptures have to say about civility? According to Wikipedia, the phrase “silence is golden” most likely comes from a proverb extolling the value of silence over speech, “Speech is silver, silence is golden”. There comes a time when we must break silence. Being silent may not be the best solution when our democracy is failing. Our nation…

The Danger of Shallow Faith: Don’t Believe The Hype!

“Now faith is the certainty of things hoped for, a proof of things not seen..” (Hebrews 11:1) Romans 12:2 instructs each believer to “Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, and be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how we think. This will empower every believer to discern God’s will. We are encouraged to take our everyday,…

Does America Really Want Justice?

This morning while pondering the current political and societal upheaval in our nation, the thought came to me, “Do we (America) really want justice?” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words in his Letter from the Birmingham Jail said: “No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a…

Racism in America

Racism continues to be a serious problem in the United States. Much was accomplished in the ‘60s during the civil rights movement in the United States, a decades-long struggle by African Americans to end legalized racial discrimination, disenfranchisement and racial segregation to eliminate prejudice. There is still more work to be done. The nation took stands against segregation in the…

You Have Not So Learned Christ – Part 2

“Be imitators of God in everything you do, for then you will represent your Father as his beloved sons and daughters. And continue to walk surrendered to the extravagant love of Christ, for he surrendered his life as a sacrifice for us. His great love for us was pleasing to God, like an aroma of adoration—a sweet healing fragrance.” –Ephesians 5:1-2…

You Have Not So Learned Christ!

“But this is not the way of life that Christ has unfolded within you.  If you have really experienced the Anointed One, and heard his truth, it will be seen in your life; for we know that the ultimate reality is embodied in Jesus!”  — Ephesians 4:20-21 TPT  As I skim through the daily news articles on my iPhone my spirit…

The Power of Humility

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” —Colossians 3:12-14 NIV  There is an…