A Godly Response to Bad News

Today’s Bible reading* models for us a godly response to bad news. King Sennacherib’s spokesman delivers bad news to King Hezekiah, warning him that God cannot defend against Assyria any more than any other god could protect the people who worshiped it. And he tells God’s people to reject King Hezekiah’s leadership. But you may…

Be Careful When Eating Your Words

Today’s Bible reading* has some important warnings about the words we say and how we say them. Wise words satisfy like a good meal;the right words bring satisfaction.The tongue can bring death or life;those who love to talk will reap the consequences.Proverbs 18:20–21 (NLT) Yesterday, I mentioned the use of our words and James 3….

Texas Passes the Heartbeat Bill

One of the most insightful classes I had in Pastoral Ministry class in Seminary wasn’t taught by the professor. He was out that day and his grader stepped in for him. He used an illustration of placing “Danger! Bridge Out!” signs on a mountain road. He pointed out the church’s strength of warning of the…

A Mantling God

God is a mantling God. I remember a trip to a shopping mall with our young children. The Fort Worth Zoo had brought some birds to the mall for an exhibition. The most impressive thing I saw gave me chills when I realized the theological implications of what I saw. A Harris Hawk majestically glided…