Why must God reject evil?

You who are of purer eyes than to see evil             and cannot look at wrong… Habakkuk 1:13 Not long ago, I was at a basketball game and I sat down on some wooden bleachers. I felt a pain in my thumb, looked down, and saw I got a little splinter. I tried to get […]

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The shelter from life’s storms

When I was a pastor living in Hobart, Oklahoma, the parsonage had a little hiding place… a storm cellar in the backyard. And every now and then the storm siren would go off warning of the possibility of a tornado in the area. When that happened, people would run to their storm cellars to ride out the storm in a secure place.

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The wisdom of waiting

There is a key password for connecting with God. The word is patience.  If you and I want to move toward an enduring faith, it begins with patiently waiting on and listening to God. 

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Stop wrestling with God

O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear?   — Habakkuk 1:2   Habakkuk was a prophet of God who lived about 2600 years ago. Now interestingly, his very name means “one who wrestles with God.” And that’s exactly what he’s doing in today’s verse.   Habakkuk is angry, […]

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Where you can find unending joy

Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God […]

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Boxing with God