Our Great Shepherd

Jesus is the great Shepherd of the sheep by an everlasting covenant, signed with his blood.  To Him be glory for ever and ever. Amen. —Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the […]

We hate this wretched manna!

In everything you do, stay away from complaining and arguing…let your lives shine brightly before [a dark world full of crooked and perverse people]. But the people grew impatient along the way, and they began to murmur against God and Moses.  “Why have you brought us out of Egypt to die here in the wilderness?…There […]

Jesus forgives Pharisees too!

The Pharisees wanted Jesus dead!  Temple guards were sent to arrest Him but returned to the priests and Pharisees empty-handed: “We have never heard anyone talk like this!” The Pharisees mocked their soft hearts as weakness: “Have you been led astray too?” (Jn.7:47NLT), lumping them with the ‘ignorant crowds’– a cursed lot. What had the […]

In our holiness let there be JOY

“You love what is right and hate what is wrong.  Therefore God, your God has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.” This was said of Jesus, which suggests to me that the holiest of people should be the most joyful of people.  This is God’s design, […]