Living and Praying with Your Eyes Open

“Surely I am too stupid.” That’s not the typical way you start a lesson on how to be wise. But that is exactly what our friend Agur does in Proverbs 30. He admits he’s not wise or educated or has a vast knowledge of God. And yet, he gets one chapter—out of only 31—in the most renown…

Knowing What God Has Prepared for Those Who Love Him

You have heard it said with a warm tone during a small group. You have seen it plastered on a coffee mug or a Bible cover at a Christian book store. You have even quoted it to yourself in hard times. What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined,…

Why Is That Preacher So Skeptical?!

Many of us have read Ecclesiastes and have been blown away at how negative it is. Incredibly negative. Unbelievably negative. Depressingly negative.While the author of Ecclesiastes is skeptical, however, it’s clear from the book itself that “the Preacher” (Eccl. 1:1) is not on par with modern atheistic nihilists. A nihilist argues that nothing has meaning….

Exchanging God’s Glory for Created Things

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. (Romans 1:22-23) Paul describes in verse 23 what this looks like.  The result of believing yourself to be wise in your own right is exchanging the glory of God…

Some Reviews to Look Forward To…

I might be setting myself up for failure with this one, but I’d like to review a few books on the blog in the coming weeks.  In the past months I’ve finished reading Crazy Love, Finally Alive, Knowing God, and will soon finish The Masculine Mandate.  Here’s a quick note about the books: Crazy Love…

Some Striking Things in Scripture

This year I’m using a Bible reading plan to help me read it in a year, so I’m getting a lot of different doses of Scripture each day. Here are some things that have been particularly worthwhile for me this week: God gave Adam stewardship over the earth. But he was not a faithful steward….