Goats, Sheep, Love and Fire: The Careful Pruning of God’s Punishment

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In part two of my two-part series on God’s will to save all things, we will examine how the bible expressly illustrates the process of “how” God will restore everything.

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It is the will of God that none shall be lost…

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In the first of a two-part series, we examine the will of God to save all things.

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From The Venom of Snakes Comes Redemption

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What can kill can also heal. What is “bad” for us can become “good” for us. The venom of snakes is about healing and transformation.

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Birth Pains: Black Friday and the Flood of Noah

Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. – Matthew 24:7-8

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Daily Devotion: The Word of the Lord is Lost

The time is surely coming, says the Lord GOD, when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine of bread, or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD. – Amos 8:11

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Sunday Devotion: The Desire for Wisdom Leads to a Kingdom

The beginning of wisdom is the most sincere desire for instruction, and concern for instruction is love of her, and love of her is the keeping of her laws, and giving heed to her laws is assurance of immortality, and immortality brings one near to God; so the desire for wisdom leads to a kingdom. – Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20

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Daily Devotion: Choosing How The World “Ends”

Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. – Matthew 24:12-14

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All Saints Day Devotion:

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Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. – 1 John 3:2

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The Great Commandments are our Greatest Failures

Through only one sentence, Yeshua establishes a brand new theological system, based only on empathy, compassion, and devotion to God and each other. There is no mention of “self”, it all about loving God and everyone else.

Simple, clean, beautiful, and perfect.

… and how we screw it up.

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Daily Devotion: Idolatry and the Decline of Civilizations

To my mind and heart, today’s readings are heartbreaking examples of the maddeningly repetitive reality of human greed and lust for power. It never, ever ends well, for any society… ever.

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