Jesus stood before an earthly leader who was used to being in charge and who was used to people cowering before him. Jesus did not cower. He ruled from a different place and He was not intimidated by Pilate and his earthly power. “Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him, ‘Are You the King of the Jews?’ Jesus answered him, ‘Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you this concerning Me?’ Pilate answered, ‘Am I a Jew? Your ow
Your past is your past. We all have one of those. Sometimes it nips us in the rear end.
Your soon-to-be-past is determined by what you do today...and all the today's after that.
We live day by day.
"My soul still remembers and sinks within me. This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the LORD's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. 'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul, 'T
Have you ever noticed that the word “votes” rhymes with “gloats”? The day after every election I often see a lot of gloating among my brothers and sisters. I see another thing happening (that does NOT rhyme with “votes”): bemoaning. Both tend to sadden me. The first because it is a manifestation of pride and I can’t find much in the Bible about “pride” that seems positive. God HATES pridefulness. The second bothers me because it is a manifestation of despair and we only despa
"…at the window of my house I looked through my lattice, and saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths, a young man devoid of understanding." (Proverb 7:6-7) The Hebrew word translated as “simple” in this passage literally means “foolish”. The Amplified Bible gives an alternative meaning: “empty headed and empty hearted.” The Complete Jewish Bible renders the verse like this: “For I was at the window of my house, glancing out through the lattice, when I saw among the