Unicorns and Politics

Unicorns And Politics: Job 39:9-12

Scripture Reading: Daniel 8:5-8 

      Unicorns are in the Bible.  They picture/ represent/ symbolize kings/ kingdoms/ rulers/ presidents/ dictators and so forth.

The fact that they are in the Bible bothers some people.  They say, “There is no such thing as unicorns; the Bible is full of myths.” 

Some say, that the Unicorn in the Bible is a hairy Rhinoceros.

Who Are the False Prophets and Teachers of 2nd Peter Chapter 2?

                                                    Who Are the False Prophets and Teachers of 2nd Peter Chapter 2?

2nd Peter chapter 2 is describing people who are saved believers in Jesus Christ. They have trusted Jesus Christ and have identified with him and with his church; yet they are false prophets and teachers and they have many saved followers. They are often the majority of the church in any generation.

Unity is Not Agreement

On church unity:   Just recently we had a vote at church that was pretty divided.  It was only about 60 % approved.  I was very pleased with the unity displayed.  That may sound strange, but it is not because unity is not agreement.  It is a willingness to work together in God given disagreement.  There could have been no unity if people had not been listening to the Lord.  It is also possible that the majority were the ones not listening to the Lord; but I do not think that is the case because there was no lording it over those who were in the minority. 

Loving People or Protecting Self

Stepping back from difficult people does not transform you. It protects you. Learning to love people the way that God calls us to seems to be so very impossible, especially when they are difficult.  God wants to transform us from being fearful of being hurt, or fearful of doing the wrong thing, or fearful of being rejected and hurt again. He does this by telling us to proactively love difficult people. This does not mean "fixing" them. It means "loving" them.  

Those That God Would Use Must First Suffer

Those That God Would Use Must First Suffer.

Those that God would use must first suffer. There are no exceptions. But you are not ready to be truly used until you can thank God for the suffering and Focus on Him and His goodness, rather than on the suffering. The suffering is not a god to worshipped. It is a tool to be used to worship and glorify God.

How Do You Live in a World Without Trust Romans 3:1-8

How Do You Live in a World Without Trust?

Romans 3:1-8

 

A couple sits down with me for counseling.  And they say of each other, “I don’t trust him/her.” And by most thinking that signals the end of the marriage. For marriage is a sacred trust.  (disclaimer- this is a repeat issue in counseling, I don’t have any of you particularly in mind.)

 

Things That I Have Learned Through the Brett Kavanaugh Ordeal

Things That I Have Learned Through the Brett Kavanaugh Ordeal

      I have learned a lot about human nature through the agreements and disagreements over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme court.  Unfortunately, it does not reveal a pretty picture of humanity; especially my own.

1.     Pride and Contention

Brett Kavanaugh and Justice

There are some times that I have wondered about my speaking out concerning Brett Kavanaugh. I have wondered if I should. There will be people that IO love that will alienate themselves from me because I have spoken up. It breaks by heart. 
Some have called this a job interview and said it is no big deal. I fully disagree. It is a senate hearing. A hearing is a legal action. There are rules for legal actions that are clearly being violated. If it were "just" a job interview, there are also legal rules for job interviews. They too have been violated.